Janu-Scary

Get your heart pumping and pulse racing with The Hollywood Theater’s winter horror series Janu-Scary, featuring horror classics on 35 mm and new, original genre films including the start of our partnership with Dread Central Presents! 

Watch individual movies or purchase a Janu-Scary festival pass* to see five films for $30

Trench 11 • Mom and Dad • The Gate • Midnight Man • Vidar

Check out the schedule and ticket information below

*Festival passes do not include Dread Central Presents or Suspiria


Dread Central Presents: Zombiology & Turbo Kid
Thursday, January 25 – 9:00PM  BUY TICKETS
*Dread Central Presents is not part of the festival pass

The Hollywood Theater is excited to announce a partnership with Dread Central Presents to bring you a recurring series of diverse horror films that appeal to every genre fan.  Whether it’s a Gothic horror feature or an ’80s ‘slasher’ throwback or an offbeat foreign film, you’ll never know quite what to expect each month.

The first offering is a double feature of Zombiology and Turbo Kid.

Zombiology:  Enjoy Yourself Tonight (2017) – Two eccentric hot-blooded young men Lung and Chi-Yeung lead a devil-may-care life. They deem themselves as heroes but they are merely slick talkers who can’t even get life back on track. A mysterious monster appears in the city out of reason and turns people into zombies. The outbreak of this zombie crisis is followed by a widespread chaos all round. Lung risks his life to break into the infected district for rescuing Chi-Yeung and his dream girl. He determines not to be a coward anymore. A lethal battle against zombies is inevitable tonight!

Turbo Kid (2015) – In a post-apocalyptic parallel future of 1997, an orphaned teenager called The Kid scavenges the Wasteland searching for relics from a better time (the ‘80s). During one of his expeditions he meets Apple, a mysterious girl with a rather large secret. As their relationship deepens, they accidentally run afoul of Zeus, the self-proclaimed leader of the Wasteland.  Fueled by offbeat humor with lashings of action and gore, Turbo Kid stars the iconic Michael Ironside (Starship Troopers, Scanners) as Zeus, and Munro Chambers (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Cracked) as The Kid.

*DREAD CENTRAL PRESENTS! IS NOT INCLUDED IN JANU-SCARY FESTIVAL PASS


Trench 11 (2017)
Friday, January 26 – 7:00PM  BUY TICKETS
Tuesday, January 30 – 7:00 PM  BUY TICKETS

Set in Northern France in 1918, Trench 11 follows a small group of soldiers investigating a secret German base. With little knowledge of what is being done in these elaborate tunnel systems, they decide to go further into the underground maze. Little do they know what lies beneath the surface, and soon they stand face to face with the newest German weapon.

Winner of four 2017 Toronto After Dark Film Festival Awards: Best Feature Film Gold, Best Horror Film, Best Canadian Film, Scariest Movie.  Armed with little more than blind faith and an ancient turbo-charged weapon, The Kid must fulfill his ultimate destiny: destroy Zeus, avenge his parents’ death and get the girl of his dreams.


The Gate (1987) on 35mm
Saturday, January 27 – 2:00PM  BUY TICKETS

Screening from a 35mm print courtesy of The American Genre Film Archive!  This is a great way for parents who grew up in the 80s to introduce their kids to a horror classic from their youth on the big screen.

When Al (Christa Denton) and Glenn’s (Stephen Dorff) parents (Deborah Grover, Scot Denton) leave town for the weekend, Al uses the opportunity to throw a party while little brother Glenn and his friend Terry (Louis Tripp) decide to explore a hole left by a tree-removal service in the backyard. When unexplainable phenomena begin occurring, Terry — with the help of his extensive heavy-metal music collection — comes to the conclusion that he and Glenn have accidentally opened a gateway to hell.


Mom and Dad (2017)

Friday, January 26 – 9:00PM  BUY TICKETS
Saturday, January 27 – 4:00PM  BUY TICKETS & 6:30PM  BUY TICKETS
Sunday, January 28 – 8:00PM  BUY TICKETS
Monday, January 29- 9:00PM  BUY TICKETS
Tuesday, January 30- 9:00PM  BUY TICKETS
Wednesday, January 31 – 9:00PM  BUY TICKETS
Thursday, February 1 – 9:00PM  BUY TICKETS

Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair star in this pitch-black horror-comedy about a worldwide mass hysteria where, for 24 brutal hours, parents turn violently against their own children.  Toronto International Film Festival says “Mommy and Daddy ain’t alright, and they’re definitely more than a little weird ….. It’s a macabre and inspired conceit, and one mined for biting social satire by writer/director Brian Taylor on his first solo outing since his gonzo collaborations with Mark Neveldine (the Crank films, Gamer), which similarly provoked and parodied cultural bugaboos.”


Suspiria (1977) on 35mm
Saturday, January 27 – 9:00PM  BUY TICKETS
*Suspiria is not part of the festival pass

A newly discovered 35mm uncut Italian print courtesy of the Chicago Cinema Society!

A candy-colored nightmare from Italian terror maestro Dario Argento, Suspiria weaves a menacing tale of witchcraft as a fairy tale gone horribly awry. From the moment she arrives in Freiberg, Germany, to attend the prestigious Tans Academy, American ballet-dancer Suzy Banyon (Jessica Harper) senses that something horribly evil lurks within the walls of the age-old institution. Ill at ease as the result of her fellow student’s peculiar behavior and increasingly terrified following a series of gruesome and spectacular murders, Suzy slowly begins to unravel the dark history of the academy.

Dario Argento’s 1977 masterpiece is a rococo level feat of filmmaking within the giallo form, filled to the brim with garish, Technicolor tones that blend to paint a surreal and terrifying nightmare where plot and logic are secondary (almost superfluous) to visual acumen. Powered by a visionary soundtrack from Italian prog band Goblin, Suspiria is a more an experience than a film, miles beyond any horror project that Argento or anyone else has ever made.

*SUSPIRIA IS NOT INCLUDED IN JANU-SCARY FESTIVAL PASS


The Midnight Man (2016)
Sunday, January 28 – 6:00PM  BUY TICKETS
Wednesday, January 31 – 7:00PM  BUY TICKETS

It was supposed to be just an urban legend… On a snowy night in her grandmother’s sprawling mansion, teenage Alex (Gabrielle Haugh) and her best friend Miles (Grayson Gabriel) discover a mysterious box hidden away in the attic. Inside are instructions for The Midnight Game, an ancient Pagan ritual said to summon the players’ greatest fears. It all seems like harmless fun—until they unleash the terrifying spirit of The Midnight Man, an unholy force who pits them against their darkest demons and dares them to survive.

Horror legends Robert Englund and Lin Shaye (A Nightmare on Elm Street) costar in this terrifying, supernatural game of cat and mouse. Play at your own risk…


Vidar the Vampire (2017)
Monday, January 29 – 7:00PM  BUY TICKETS
Thursday, February 1 – 7:00PM  BUY TICKETS

A taste of horror from Norway…..Vidar Haarr is a 33 year old, sexually frustrated bachelor farmer who leads a Christian, monotonous and strenuous working life on his mother’s farmstead in the Western outskirts of Norway. In a desperate attempt to break free from routine, Vidar prays to a higher power to grant him a life without boundaries. Unfortunately, his prayers are heard and Vidar wakes up one evening as the Prince of Darkness in sin city, Stavanger.  The film won four awards at the Anatomy International Film Festival in Greece:  Best Picture, Best Directors, Best Screenplay and Best Makeup.