Cinestudio Fright Nights

No scary movie is as scary as when it is seen in a dark theater on a larger than life screen! Cinestudio invites the entire movie-loving community to join us ( if you dare) at the rare screening of the 4K 50th Anniversary print of the ultimate British cult favorite. After receiving an anonymous letter about a missing 12-year-old girl, devout Christian and dedicated cop Neil Howie (Woodward) travels to one of those remote, austerely beautiful Scottish islands to investigate. But the islanders are far from friendly, caring little for his badge or religion — for the imperious laird of the isle Lord Summerisle (Lee) and his fanatical followers worship only the pagan deities of the past — and those gods demand a sacrifice. Fearing the very worst, Howie is forced to do battle with the islanders’ bewildering misdirection. Can he save her – and himself – from becoming a human sacrifice to the merciless whims of Celtic deities, long-denied their place in the firmament? “A movie that’ll burn its way into your unconscious and give you nightmares for many years to come.” – Jamie Russell,

In 1970, Dario Argento (DEEP RED, SUSPIRIA) indelibly redefined the “giallo” genre of murder-mystery thrillers with THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE—a mind-bending mix of murder, obsession, and art. A staggeringly assured first feature, this film establishes the key traits that define Argento’s filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive and brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (APOCALYPSE NOW) and a seductive Ennio Morricone score, this landmark film has never looked better in this 4K restoration.

Attempting to resurrect their failing marriage, Peter and Marcia trample through the deserted countryside, hoping a long weekend will patch up their differences. As they inadvertently destroy everything in their tracks, scattering garbage and shooting anything that moves, their callous disregard becomes apparent to them when the animals seek vengeance!

Abounding with images of dark thunderous nights, ghostly mansions and bloody fangs, Michio Yamamoto’s “Bloodthirsty Trilogy” — three vampire movies (VAMPIRE DOLL, LAKE OF DRACULA and EVIL OF DRACULA) that share the same cast and crew — is sure to please both fans of Japanese genre cinema and gothic Hammer horror.

The Trilogy kicks off with THE VAMPIRE DOLL, in which a young man goes missing after visiting his girlfriend’s isolated country home. His sister and her boyfriend trace him to the creepy mansion, but their search becomes perilous when they uncover a gruesome family history.

“The biggest holy grail of all folk horror films.”
— Nathaniel Thompson, MONDO DIGITAL

Before THE WITCH, there was EYES OF FIRE. In this seminal 1980s folk horror gem, a rogue 18th century preacher and his followers attempt to establish a settlement beyond the western frontier. But when they encounter a not-so-enchanted forest filled with evil spirits, the group exchanges happiness for apocalyptic madness. Newly restored from the original camera negative, EYES OF FIRE is a dreamlike hallucination that combines arthouse surrealism, gonzo creature effects, and ambitious symbolism to build a truly haunting experience. Imagine Werner Herzog directing an A24 film in 1983 and you’re halfway there.

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