The Gateway Film Center is going all in with the creepy, scary and spooky, showing a variety of classic horror films. From the campy to the award-winning, Gateway is one spot where Columbusites can get their horror fix.
Nightmares from the Crypt
September 27 - October 31 every day at 4:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Normal ticket prices apply.
The Thing (1982)
Sept. 27-Oct. 3 at 4:30 PM and 9:30 PM
From the website: Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller "The Thing," paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they're infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.
Evil Dead 2 (1987)
Oct. 4-6 at 4:30 PM and 9:30 PM
From the website: Ash (Campbell), the sole survivor of "The Evil Dead," continues his struggle with the forces of the dead, with his girlfriend Linda. The two discover a mysterious tape recorder and hear the voice of Professor Knoby reciting passages from the Necronomicon, or Book of the Dead. The professor's words invoke a spell that unleashes the spirit of evil alive in the remote forest surrounding them. Watch in terror as the plot sickens and the supernatural demons invade the cabin on a gory crusade for human victims. In desperation, Ash attempts to escape his horrific fate by battling with the gruesome ghouls with the help of some unexpected visitors. However, he discovers that he is no match for the unspeakable creatures lurking behind every door, and waiting beyond every corner.
Oct. 7-10 at 4:30 PM and 9:30 PM
From the website: A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Oct. 11 at 2 PM and 8 PM
From the website: Join us for an original score performed live by the Andrew Alden Orchestra.
When unexpected radiation raises the dead, a microcosm of Average America has to battle flesh-eating zombies in George A. Romero's landmark cheapie horror film. Siblings Johnny (Russ Streiner) and Barbara (Judith O'Dea) whine and pout their way through a graveside visit in a small Pennsylvania town, but it all takes a turn for the worse when a zombie kills Johnny. Barbara flees to an isolated farmhouse where a group of people are already holed up. Bickering and panic ensue as the group tries to figure out how best to escape, while hoards of undead converge on the house. After a night of immolation and parricide, only one survivor is left in the house...
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Pet Sematary (1989)
Oct. 11-17 at 4:30 PM and 9:30 PM
From the website: A doctor dabbles in magical resurrection with horrific consequences in this supernatural thriller adapted from the novel by Stephen King. When Dr. Louis Creed and his family move from Chicago to an old farmhouse in rural Maine, their only concern is the busy highway that flanks their new home. When the family cat gets flattened by a truck, neighbor Jud counsels Louis to bury it in the Native American burial ground portion of the local pet cemetery. The next day, it returns from the dead, carrying with it the stink of the earth and a decidedly bad attitude. Shortly thereafter, Louis is tempted to use the cemetery's magical powers again when his son suffers a tragic accident. A snarling kitty, it turns out, is nothing compared to the horror of a little boy with no soul and a taste for scalpels.
The Exorcist (1973)
Oct. 18-24 at 4:30 PM and 9:30 PM
From the website: Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. When Regan (Linda Blair) becomes suddenly prone to fits and bizarre behavior, Regan proves quite a handful for her actress-mother, Chris MacNeil (Ellen Burstyn). After Regan gets completely out of hand, Chris calls in young priest Father Karras (Jason Miller), who becomes convinced that the girl is possessed by the Devil and that they must call in an exorcist: namely, Father Merrin (Max von Sydow). His foe proves to be no run-of-the-mill demon, and both the priest and the girl suffer numerous horrors during their struggles.
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The Shining (1980)
Oct. 25-31 at 4:30 PM and 9:30 PM
From the website: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" -- or, rather, a homicidal boy in Stanley Kubrick's eerie 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel. With wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and psychic son Danny (Danny Lloyd) in tow, frustrated writer Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as the winter caretaker at the opulently ominous, mountain-locked Overlook Hotel so that he can write in peace. Before the Overlook is vacated for the Torrances, the manager (Barry Nelson) informs Jack that a previous caretaker went crazy and slaughtered his family; Jack thinks it's no problem, but Danny's "shining" hints otherwise.