Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The A.F.S. presents 16MM FOR CHRISTMAS!

Tuesday December Eighth
8:30pm Doors / 9:00pm Showtime
Black Box Theater
95 Empire Street
Providence, RI

An evening of 16mm Christmas shorts from the Arkham vaults! Will they be weird? Funny? Unintentionally Creepy? Or unfortunately Boring? Who knows because we will find out along side you as we plan to bring a couple boxes of Christmas themed shorts and see where they take us.

Unlike last years show, which was simply a compilation of Christmas oddities, this years is a collection of shorts. Some of them will be played right through normally while others will be "effected" and manipulated for a more experimental experience.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The A.F.S. return to the GHOSTHOUSE!

Tuesday, Nov 17th,
9:00pm showtime

Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street
Providence, RI

About three years ago we screened Umberto Lenzi’s fantastically ludicrous 1988 movie GHOSTHOUSE! Many people have commented to us either about having fun at the screening or expressed their disappointment over missing it so let’s run it again. Plus Scott drew that great flyer art for us last time and I wanted a chance to use it again.

GHOSTHOUSE is a 1988 Italian haunted house film that literally throws every cliché and trope of the haunted house genre at you in the most ridiculous of ways! You get a creepy girl, a creepy doll, a ghost dog, hauntings via technology, an Easter decoration-wielding poltergeist, and even an appearance by Death. Really there isn’t anything more you can ask of a ghost movie than this so tune in your HAM radio, get in your camper, and take time to get a book that explains hauntings out of the library and read it while your girlfriend is in the shower because you need to see our encore screening of GHOSTHOUSE!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Rock And Shock 2015 Film Festival film schedule.

So that time of year is here and we have finalized the lineup of films for this years Rock And Shock Film Festival! Here is a schedule of the films and continue reading below for a list of the short films which appear in the short film blocks.


6:00pm – Shorts Block 1
7:00pm – Upsidedown Cross w/ intro by Director William Hellfire and Star Erin Russ
8:30pm – Diary Of A Deadbeat w/ intro


12:00pm – Blood Works w/ Jack Bennett
01:00pm – New England Film Maker Shorts Block
02:30pm – Promo for Metal and Horror Documentary
02:45pm – Fury: The Tales Of Ronan Pierce
04:45pm – Love Letters promo
05:00pm – Manson Family Vacation + short On A Country Road
07:00pm – Pieces Of Talent + short Recipe
09:00pm – Old 37 w/ intro by writer Paul Travers and star Bill Moseley


12:00pm – Chainsaw Maidens From Hell
01:30pm – Shorts Block 2
03:00pm – Gilgamesh
04:30pm – Bite School

Rock And Shock 2015 Short Film Blocks

New England Film Maker Block*
Daddy Dearest
They’re Closing In
Scary Little Fuckers

Shorts Block 1*
The Barista
Witches Brew
The Dump
Tuck Me In

Shorts Block 2*
Tell Tail
Holliday Spirit
Suffer The Little Children

*Titles in each block may not play in the order listed.

For more information on Rock And Shock, New Englands largest gathering of horror movie and extreme music fans, then please check out their website. 

Rock and Shock will be held October 16th through 18th at The DCU Center, Worcester, MA.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Spectreman Septemberman

Monday September 14th
8:30pm doors / 9:00pm movie
$5.00 or free with Brown / RISD ID

at Empire Black Box
95 Empire St.

Providence, RI

This month we celebrate Spectreman, a low rent Ultraman knock off in which our hero battles giant weirdo pollutant based monsters sent to destroy earth by a crazed space ape mad scientist to punish us for polluting the planet! Join us as we screen four episodes from this amazing early seventies series.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The A F S Presents... a crazed biker-sploitation benefit for Chris Marks!

Wednesday, August 26th
8:30pm Doors / 9:00pm movie

Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street, 
Providence, RI

Come out and join us for one of the most insane
biker flicks! When a group of bikers are passing through a small town and
get accused of a gang rape all hell breaks loose  and leads to a huge battle 
between the bikers and the rednecks! Enjoy this crazy movie and
help our friend Chris cover the medical bills incurred  after a 
texting driver put him in the hospital. We are donating all profits from this screening to the Go Fund Me campaign for Chris' medical expenses.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Rock And Shock Film Festival 2015 submissions are now open!

Ok so submission time is upon us again, that’s right film submissions are now open for the 2015 Rock And Shock film festival. We have a shorter submission window this year so make sure to get your movie in as soon as possible, as always we are looking for horror features and shorts. Go to the web address below for all of the submission info.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Let's enjoy some Bad Movies this summer!

Tuesday, July 14th
8:30pm Doors / 9:00pm Movie
Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street,
Rhode Island

Join us for Devil Story (1985), one of the craziest most non-sensical bad movies ever made. All you need to know is that there is a deformed killer, a ghost horse, a mummy on a boat trapped in a mountain, and its French. Plus there will be boxes of vhs for sale!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

April brings the Beast!

Tuesday April 21st

9:00pm  $5.00

Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI

We have found a real oddball here, IMAGE OF THE BEAST (1981) is a feature length "post rapture" Christian scare film that I'm certain none of you have seen but will get a kick out of. Part of the Mark IV series this film is about the lives of those left behind after the rapture and the rise of the ant-christ. It may fall in the middle of the series but I bet we can all follow along easily. Plus we have a 16mm print of this one so that's how you get to see it!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The A.F.S. gets rowdy with INTREPIDOS PUNKS!

Monday March 30th
Black Box Theater
95 Empire Street, Providence, RI

So you like crazy, weird, low budget films that no ones ever heard of? Well then Intrepidos Punks is right up your alley. Here we have a Mexican film from 1980 about a rampaging gang of punks who’s crazy styles would put anything from Road Warrior to shame. We get two over the top cops doing what they need to in order to shut down the gang and their Mexican wrestler leader El Tarzan! Come out to enjoy the film and revel in it’s ridiculousness! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WOW we have BRAIN DAMAGE uncut on 35mm!

ATTENTION: The film arrived at the Coolidge today and it has unfortunately come to our attention that the print is not uncut as we had been informed. We are still awaiting a full inspection to know completely but we wanted to let everyone know immediately.

Saturday March 14th
Coolidge Corner Theater
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

Holy crap can you believe we’re showing Frank Henenlotter’s BRAIN DAMAGE! Yes that’s right, with the assistance of Northwest Nightmares and Klubb Super 8 we’ve managed to bring you an uncut 35mm print of this cult 80’s splatter classic. For those unfamiliar with BRAIN DAMAGE this 1988 film tells the tail of a young man and his parasite and is brought to you by the same filmmaker who gave us Basket Case and Frankenhooker!

So in conclusion this is an extremely rare uncut film print, this is the only U.S. screening of this film while it’s on our continent, and it is highly unlikely that this print will come back! Plus this marks a milestone of The Arkham Film Society breaking into the Boston market so we hope to see many familiar faces and make many new friends!

Monday, February 9, 2015

The A.F.S. presents a 16MM Mystery Movie for February!

Feb 23
9:00pm Start
$5.00 or FREE
w/ Brown or RISD ID

Empire Black Box
95 Empire St.

This month we will pull a 16mm title out of our archive to screen for you all as a mystery treat. But we will give you a hint to help you decide if it interests you or not. February’s film will be a 1970 Proto Blaxploitation film with contributions from numerous figures well known for the genre!