The Return of the October at the Oldtown Horror Movie Festival (2019)

“They’re here.”

Poltergeist (1982)

Wichita, KS – It’s that time of the year again, and while many of you look forward to the new releases coming out promising new and exciting scares this season, take a dive back into some classic chills and thrills! Filled to the brim with plenty of shock and terror to satiate your thirst for scares, the 9th Annual October at the Oldtown Horror Movie Festival in Wichita, KS returns to serve you a frightful and blood-soaked trip down nightmare alley. Check out the many features returning to the big screen at Regal Warren Old Town below.

Click…if you dare

Killer Car Double Feature – Christine (1983), Maximum Overdrive (1986)

(Top) Keith Gordon in Christine (1983); (Bottom) Emilio Estevez, Laura Harrington, and Pat Hingle in Maximum Overdrive (1986)

Directors: John Carpenter (Christine); Stephen King (Maximum Overdrive)

Cast: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, and Alexandra Paul (Christine); Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, and Laura Harrington (Maximum Overdrive)

Synopsis (from IMDB): Christine“A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.” Maximum Overdrive“A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal.”

Showtime: Monday, October 7, 2019 – 7 PM (Christine) & 10 PM (Maximum Overdrive)

Ticket Price: $10

The Lost Boys (1989)

Jamison Newlander, Corey Feldman and Brooke McCarter in The Lost Boys (1989)

Director: Joel Schumacher

Cast: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, and Kiefer Sutherland

Synopsis (from IMDB): “After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.”

Showtimes: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – 7 PM & 10 PM

Ticket Price: $5

Darkness (1993)

(Top) Randall Aviks and (Bottom) gory carnage in Darkness (1993)

Director: Leif Jonkers

Cast: Gary Miller, Michael Gisick, and Randall Aviks

Synopsis (from Wikipedia): “When a group of boys come home after a concert they find plenty of reasons to be afraid of the dark. From the shadows of the night a legion of human-like bloodthirsty vampires breaks. The boys arm themselves to the teeth with chainsaws, machetes, guns and holy water. A pitched battle between the living and the undead is prepared. When the dawn is near, all eyes of humanity head towards a face that overwhelms even the dead.”

Showtimes: Monday, October 14, 2019 – 7 PM & 10 PM

Ticket Price: $5

Deep Red (1975)

Jacopo Mariani in Deep Red (1975)

Director: Dario Argento

Cast: David Hemmings, David Nicolodi, and Gabriele Lavia

Synopsis (from IMDB): “A jazz pianist and a wisecracking journalist are pulled into a complex web of mystery after the former witnesses the brutal murder of a psychic.”

Showtimes: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – 7 PM & 10 PM

Ticket Price: $5

Candyman (1992)

Virginia Madsen and Terrence Riggins in Candyman (1992)

Director: Bernard Rose

Cast: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, and Tony Todd

Synopsis (from Rotten Tomatoes): “Researching urban folklore, a University of Chicago student snoops around the housing projects of Cabrini Green to find more about the legend of the Candyman who supposedly appears (whenever one looks into the mirror and repeats his name five times) to slash his victims with a metal hook. Only after she witnesses the atrocities herself, does she believe he exists. To her horror, he wants her to join him in his afterlife dimension. This unsettling feature is based on a short story by Clive Barker.”

Showtimes: Monday, October 21, 2019 – 7 PM & 10 PM

Ticket Price: $5

Prince Of Darkness (1987)

Donald Pleasance in Prince of Darkness (1987)

Director: John Carpenter

Cast: Donald Pleasance, Lisa Blount, and Jameson Parker

Synopsis (from IMDB): “A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.”

Showtimes: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 – 7 PM & 10 PM

Ticket Price: $5

Aquatic Killer Double Feature – Piranha (1978), Humanoids From The Deep (1980)

(Top) Still from Piranha (1978), (Bottom) Hoke Howell in Humanoids From The Deep (1980)

Directors: Joe Dante (Piranha); Barbara Peeters (Humanoids From The Deep)

Cast: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, and Kevin McCarthy (Piranha); Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, and Vic Morrow (Humanoids From The Deep)

Synopsis (from IMDB): Piranha“When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort’s rivers, the guests become their next meal.” Humanoids From The Deep“Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.”

Showtimes: Monday, October 28, 2019 – 7 PM (Piranha) & 10 PM (Humanoids From The Deep)

Ticket Price: $10

The Fog (1980)

Tom Atkins, Ty Mitchell, and Jamie Lee Curtis in The Fog (1980)

Director: John Carpenter

Cast: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Janet Leigh

Synopsis (from IMDB): “An unearthly fog rolls into a small coastal town exactly 100 years after a ship mysteriously sank in its waters.”

Showtimes: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 – 7 PM & 10 PM

Ticket Price: $5

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Hi! My name is Tyler Pacholski. I enjoy writing and storytelling through visual mediums, most notably film. Join me in engaging thought and dialog surrounding any and all things film.

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