Spooky movies hit the big screen
Watching scary Halloween movies on the big screen is a tradition tantamount to trick-or-treating and pumpkin carving. If you're looking for good, old-fashioned chills, fear not -- Halloween's cinematic past is being revived not only at first-run theaters but also at the Port Washington Library, Chaminade High School in Mineola and Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington.
The granddaddy of all vampire movies, "Nosferatu" (1922), will be shown at Chaminade High School in Mineola Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
Long before "The Walking Dead," horror fans got creeped out by George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead." The 1968 zombiefest will be shown at theaters in Westbury, Farmingdale and Holtsville Oct. 24 as part of the "RiffTrax Live" series.
Tim Curry stars as the outrageous Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the 1975 cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," which screens Oct. 26 at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington.
Heeere's Jackie! Jack Nicholson is at his most frightening in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" (1980), which shines again at the Port Washington Public Library Oct. 28.
Who ya gonna call for laughs? "Ghostbusters" Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis, that's who. See them in the haunting 1984 comedy Oct. 19 at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington.
Death becomes Michael Keaton in the kooky 1988 comedy "Beetlejuice," which is being revived at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington Oct. 19.
In the 1989 chiller "Pet Sematary," Fred Gwynne as Jud Crandall knows the true story behind the final resting place of the title. The film is part of a Stephen King movie marathon at Island Cinemas in Mastic Oct. 19.
There's stormy weather ahead for Thomas Jane, left, and Billy Drayton in "The Mist" (2007), part of the Stephen King movie marathon at Island Cinemas in Mastic Oct. 19.
Julianne Moore is chilling as the mother of "Carrie," in the new remake of Stephen King's horror classic opening in theaters Oct. 18.
Chloe Grace Moretz is out for revenge in the new version of "Carrie," which will be in theaters Oct. 18 and is the third feature in Island Cinemas' Stephen King marathon Oct. 19.