Thursday, September 28, 2017

Cinebarre hosts Horror Fest 2017 starting next Mon. Oct. 2

From dead pets to reality TV

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Suzy ain't so sure about this ballet school in 'Suspiria.' - COURTESY REGAL CINEMAS
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  • Suzy ain't so sure about this ballet school in 'Suspiria.'
Joining Regal Cinema locations across the country, Mt. Pleasant's Cinebarre presents Horror Fest 2017, a month-long event featuring classic horror films. Every Monday and Tuesday through October head to Cinebarre for movies screening at 7 and 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 for one screening and $10 for a double feature. Read on for the full schedule.

Mon. Oct. 2, Suspiria (1977)
Suzy travels alone to Germany to attend ballet school where she discovers that things aren't what they seem. (Spoiler: a bunch of people start to die).

Tues. Oct. 3, Fright Night (1985)
Charley Brewster thinks that his next-door neighbor is a vampire. Thing is, no one believes him.

Mon. Oct. 9, DOUBLE FEATURE, The Dead Zone (1983) / Pet Sematary (1989)
Johnny Smith awakens from a coma after several years to discover that he has powers (duh). / A buried cat returns to life with a not so great personality. When a child dies soon after, some people aren't so sure he should be buried near the same pet cemetery.

Get your horror comedy fix with 'The Monster Squad.' - COURTESY REGAL CINEMAS
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  • Get your horror comedy fix with 'The Monster Squad.'

Tues. Oct. 10, The Monster Squad (1987)
This flick adds a little comedy to the horror genre with members of a monster fan club meeting Count Dracula, Wolfman, Frankenstein, the Mummy, and Gill Man.

Mon. Oct. 16, DOUBLE FEATURE, King Kong (1933) / Them! (1954)
The original King Kong, y'all. A film crew travels to a tropical island and a very large gorilla takes a liking to their female star. /  People are troubled by what turn out to be giant ants mutated by atomic radiation.

'A Nightmare on Elm Street' is perfect for, oh, we don't know, a romantic date night!! - COURTESY REGAL CINEMAS
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  • 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' is perfect for, oh, we don't know, a romantic date night!!
Tues. Oct. 17, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Freddy Krueger is a midnight mangler preying on teenagers in their dreams — and in real life.

Mon. Oct. 23, DOUBLE FEATURE, Cat People (1982) / Videodrome (1983)
Irena has a family secret, one that may rear its ugly head as she finds herself in a love triangle of sorts with a zoologist .. and her brother. / "Videodrome" is a reality TV show dedicated to torture and punishment and president of a trashy TV channel Max Renn wants in on the viewers. He sends his girlfriend to audition. She doesn't return.

Tues. Oct. 24, Jaws (1975)
Horror? Sure. Sharks can and will kill you, and you'll always need a bigger boat.

Mon. Oct. 30 & Tues. Oct. 31, The Shining (1980)
Double the fun for Stephen King's classic, The Shining. All work and no play for two nights in a row!

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  • Here comes Johnny!
Event Details Cinebarre Horror Fest 2017
@ Cinebarre
963 Houston-Northcutt Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant
Mount Pleasant, SC
When: Mondays, Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m. Continues through Nov. 1
(843) 216-2690
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

New Halloween remake to begin filming in Charleston

The Shape returns

Posted by Dustin Waters on Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 2:15 PM

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Much like Haddonfield, Ill. in 1978, something sinister is headed to Charleston thanks to Danny McBride and the team behind the upcoming remake of John Carpenter’s slasher classic Halloween.

In a recent interview with Filmmaker Magazine to promote his new drama Stronger, director David Gordon Green said that the Halloween remake would begin filming in Charleston in six weeks. This announcement comes on the heels of the revelation that Jamie Lee Curtis would be reprising her role as Laurie Strode from the 1978 original. With a script cowritten by Green and fellow Rough House Pictures founder and Vice Principals star Danny McBride, the film set to be released in fall 2018 — 40 years after the original hit theaters — has already begun securing its horror bona fides.

Original Halloween director and the man behind the film’s chilling score John Carpenter has been named as an executive producer for the new project, according to Halloween Daily News, which will be produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse, known for recent hits like Get Out and Split.

“Every horror fan knows Blumhouse and what they represent. The fact that me and Danny [McBride] wrote it is probably confusing to them, but we’ll keep that in the shadows. That is not going to be a part of how we campaign the movie,” Green told Filmmaker Magazine.

The story of an escaped mental patient returning to his hometown 20 years after he murdered his older sister on Halloween night has stood the test of time thanks in part to the original film’s simplicity. In May, McBride spoke about the film with Business Insider, promising fans of the franchise that the new remake will remain true to its roots.

“At the end of the day you’re dealing with a masked man who kills people and it’s crazy to see all the different sequels and what people tried to do or what might have been lost from the original in the hopes of creating more story,” McBride told an interviewer. “So we’re just trying to learn from that, and I feel what happened with Michael Myers, unfortunately, is in those later sequels he almost became a Frankenstein’s monster ... For us, we look at it, and it’s much scarier to just have that man who is hiding in the shadows as you’re taking the trash out to the backyard, as opposed to a guy who could be shot a bunch of times and still keeps coming back to life.”

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Terrace Theater and Volvo Car Open host Battle of the Sexes premiere Fri. Sept. 29

Match point

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 3:56 PM

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The year is 1973. The sartorial trappings range from mustard yellow corduroy to wider than a table bell bottoms. Hairstyles are all fringe, frizz, and insane bangs, sideburns are sexy, and eyeglasses swallow any and every face shape. But beneath the questionable fashion choices, a battle for gender equality rages.

As a result of such inequities in the home and work place, feminist icons rise to power. One such icon was Billie Jean King, a superstar tennis player who at only 29 was one of the top female tennis players in the world, and the first female athlete to win more than $100,000 in a year.

In Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton's (Little Miss Sunshine, Ruby Sparks) Battle of the Sexes, we see Bille Jean King (Emma Stone) turn down aged out sorta chauvinist Bobby Riggs (Steve Carrell) as he pleads with her to play in a gimmicky battle of the sexes face-off. Eventually she gives in, and the whole world watches.

The Terrace Theater and Volvo Car Open have teamed up to screen the Charleston premiere of Battle of the Sexes Fri. Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. In addition to the film, there will be a Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King costume contest (see trailer for inspiration); four 'enter to win' prize packages from Volvo Car open; a special gift in all movie seats; and a free Volvo Car Open ticket for the tournament's opening weekend.

If you cannot attend the Friday premiere, your ticket stub can be used at any Battle of the Sexes showings and will be redeemed for a free ticket to the Volvo Car opening weekend. Purchase tickets online or by calling (843) 762-4247.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Charleston Music Hall hosts International Ocean Film Tour Nov. 5

Surf's up

Posted by Mary Scott Hardaway on Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 12:59 PM

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I believe it was a handsome sailor (and the 35th President of the United States) who so eloquently said, "And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea — whether it is to sail or to watch it — we are going back from whence we came."

Get back to your own watery roots at the International Ocean Film Tour Volume 4, stopping by the Music Hall Sun. Nov 5 at 6 p.m. Six to seven films will be screened, and four are already on the docket.

The Weekend Sailor is a 40-minute documentary featuring 17 yachts, seven nations, and 27,000 miles at sea. The year is 1973 and the Whitbread Round The World Race sets off from Portsmouth, England, with some of the world's finest sailors competing. The docudrama focuses on the race's dark horse, Ramón Carlín, a.k.a. the "Weekend Sailor," a 50 year old Mexican with little to no sailing experience who becomes a hot contender in the race.

Shorebreak — The Clark Little Story follows Hawaiian surfer turned photographer Clark Little as he chases shore breaks and attempts to capture the perfect wave — behind the camera.

Short film The Legacy shows how can endangered ocean species can recover if we give them a chance.

A Plastic Ocean explores how microplastics — plastic so tiny it's almost invisible — are a danger to our oceans, and to the food chains that make up the sea.

Tickets for the film fest are $15/adults and $12/students. There is a dinner and a show option for $32, with special dinner menus available at Vincent Chicco's and Virginia's. Purchase tickets online or by calling (843) 853-2252.
Event Details International Ocean Film Tour
@ Charleston Music Hall
37 John St.
Charleston, South Carolina
When: Sun., Nov. 5, 6 p.m.
(843) 853-2252
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

'Stronger' director David Gordon Green speaks at the Terrace this Thursday

Boston strong

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:31 AM

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  • Gyllenhaal and Green on the set of 'Stronger.'
Charleston resident David Gordon Green is a man of many talents. He's the creator of HBO's Vice Principals and director of stoner flick Pineapple Express, among other like-minded creations. He is also the director of the new film, Stronger, a biographical drama about Jeff Bauman, a man who lost both of his legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon terrorist attack. The film, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, screens at the Terrace this Thurs. Sept. 21 at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with Green.

Stronger is based on the memoir of the same name by Bauman, and originally screened earlier this month at the Toronto Film Festival. In a Variety review of the film, Andrew Barker praises Gyllenhaal's performance. He writes, "The film also resists the temptation to make Jeff into a hero or a martyr: He may have more right to be selfish, sullen, and self-destructive than most, but that doesn’t make those impulses any less toxic. If he’s a martyr for anything, it’s the insatiable need of the public to have an easily identifiable symbol in the wake of a tragedy, and Gyllenhaal lets us feel Jeff’s sour uneasiness with being wheeled out to wave a flag at Bruins games and asked to pose for picture and picture."

You can buy tickets for the screening online at

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