Oct. 25--The ghouls and monsters have taken over area movie screens. Top on the list is "Horror Week" at Cinerama, which kicks off at 9 p.m. Friday with an appearance by Bruce Campbell, followed by a screening of his 1992 sequel "Army of Darkness" (tickets for this screening only are $25-$35). The series continues with a "final cut" version of 1973's "The Wicker Man" on Saturday; and the 1931 version of "Dracula," Hitchcock's "Psycho," the original "Alien" and "The Exorcist" on Sunday. Additional films in the series include the 1931 version of "Frankenstein," the 1951 version of "The Thing" and "Poltergeist." Tickets for all other films are $8. For more information: 206-448-6680 or www.cinerama.com.
"Heeeelp Me." The 1958 version of "The Fly," starring Vincent Price, comes to the Ark Lodge Cinemas at 9 p.m. on Friday. Tickets are $7-$11. 4816 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle (206-721-3156 or www.arklodgecinemas.com).
Novelist Clive Barker made his feature-film directing debut with the 1987 sequel-spawning horror movie "Hellraiser." It plays at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Grand Illusion. On Sunday, the cinema will screen a five-hour "Horror Anthology" of classics from the '60s, '70s and '80s. Tickets are $5-$12. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle. For information: 206-523-3935 or www.grandillusioncinema.org.
The sci-fi/creature-feature parody "Big Ass Spider!" plays at 8 p.m. and midnight Friday and Saturday at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $8-$10. Meet the cast and crew of the locally produced horror film "Ghostlight" at the 8 p.m. screening on Thursday at the same location. Tickets for that event are $8, and $6 if you come in costume (425-258-6766 or www.historiceveretttheatre.org).
In non-horror film news, SIFF Cinema at the Uptown is currently running its second annual "French Cinema Now" series, featuring contemporary French films and special guests. The series runs through Wednesday (single-film tickets are $6 for SIFF members, $11 general). "The Best of National Theatre Live" series comes to the Uptown Monday through Nov. 7. It features filmed versions of recent British stage productions of "Macbeth," "Othello," "Frankenstein" and "Hamlet." Tickets are $15 for SIFF members, $20 general. 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle (206-324-9996 or www.siff.net).
"The Met: Live in HD" series will screen William Kentridge's production of Shostakovich's darkly comic opera "The Nose" at several theaters on Saturday. For tickets and information: 800-295-8587 or www.fathomevents.com.
SEEDArts Cinema and the Seattle Jewish Film Festival present the "Best of Fest Family Films" on Saturday and Sunday at the Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., Seattle. Admission is $5 per film. For the schedule and tickets, visit www.sjcc.org.
Millie Perkins, the actress who portrayed Anne in the 1959 version of "The Diary of Anne Frank," will be interviewed at 2 p.m. Sunday at Herz-Ner Tamid, 3700 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island. Tickets for the interview are $8-$12. The film will screen before the interview at 10:30 a.m. (206-388-0823 or www.sjcc.org).
"I wish I had you all alone ..." What about John Carpenter's original version of "Halloween"? To celebrate its 35th anniversary, the creepy 1978 thriller (that featured the screen debut of Jamie Lee Curtis) will show up on several area screens (including Cinerama) on Wednesday and Thursday. For theaters and showtimes, go to www.halloweenonscreen.com.
And finally, enjoy (?) a really uncomfortable evening with the Torrance family as they vacation at the snowbound Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick's chilling 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's novel "The Shining" at midnight on Saturday at the Harvard Exit. 807 E. Roy St., Seattle; tickets are $8-$8.25 (206-323-0587 or www.landmarktheatres.com).
Doug Knoop: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @dougknoop
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