Watching 3-D movies has become a regular part of watching films these days, as many action titles (as well as older films like “Titanic” and “The Phantom Menace”) are drawing viewers on the premise that the characters on-screen will – through the use of special glasses – seemingly leave the celluloid and reach out into your personal space. On the other hand, the entertainment group TwitchTwitch Productions is currently providing a monthly showing of scary movies that also involve the show moving past the screen and sharing the room – except at this event no eyewear is necessary.
One Friday a month, TwitchTwitch hosts “Horror Nights” at Island Cinema (1708 Montauk Hwy., Mastic, 631-657-3198, island-cinemas.com), an event based around the showing of a well-known scary or monster-powered motion picture (with the ‘80s vampire tale “The Lost Boys” set for the next “Nights” on May 11). But unlike 3-D, these films are preceded by a live and unique theatrical session that is based on the flick to come. Then, as the evening’s movie plays, the players will stay in character, and interact with the crowd with sound effects, quick skits and other shocks designed to keep those in attendance properly unnerved.
Picture: Kiefer Sutherland was the leader of a teen vampire gang in the 1987 film “The Lost Boys.”