Watch out for green vomit. 'The Exorcist'


Houses Atop the Gates of Hell

Daily from Sept. 30-Oct. 2
8 p.m.
Oct. 2
5:30 p.m.
Daily from Oct. 7-8
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Oct. 9
5 p.m.
Daily from Oct. 14-16
7 p.m.
Daily from Oct. 14-15
9 p.m.
Oct. 16
5 p.m.
Every Fri. and Sat. from Oct. 21-29
7 p.m. , 8:45 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from Oct. 23-30
5 p.m. , 6:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Festivals, Film, Holiday

Just in time for Halloween season, Trylon microcinema is presenting Houses Atop the Gates of Hell, a five-film series surveying the perils lurking in our supposedly innocuous dwellings. Destiny (1921) is a feverish silent-era tale from iconic German expressionist Fritz Lang in which a woman is challenged by Death to save the soul of her departed fiancé. Far less reasonable is Pazuzu, the ancient demon of The Exorcist (1973), whose possession of a young girl in her Georgetown home has inspired decades of nightmares. Brooklyn brownstones are no safer, as evidenced by The Sentinel (1977), in which a young actress moves into an apartment building where the other occupants serve a dark master. Such horrors are quaint, however, compared with the forest-dwelling entities that descend upon an unlucky cabin of vacationing friends in The Evil Dead (1981). And, continuing a Halloween tradition, the series closes with seven schoolgirls imperiled by a soul-devouring house in the Japanese cult classic Hausu (1977). Fridays through Sundays; check for showtimes.