'Friday the 13th' (1980)


Movies So Good They Made Eight More

Daily from Oct. 6-8
7 p.m.
Daily from Oct. 6-7
9 p.m.
Oct. 8
5 p.m.
Oct. 13
6 p.m.-8 a.m.
Daily from Oct. 14-8
7 p.m.
Oct. 14
9:15 p.m.
Oct. 15
5 p.m.
Every Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Oct. 20-29
7 p.m.
Every Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Oct. 20-29
9 p.m.
Every Sun. from Oct. 20-29
5 p.m.
$8; $40 marathon
Festivals, Film, Holiday

Exemplifying the film industry’s eagerness to replicate commercial success with sequels, horror movies of the late ’70s through the ’80s saw murderous fiends repeatedly resurrected. Ghoulish thrills abound throughout this October series, which features a few flicks that started franchises. That includes cult favorite Phantasm (1979) and the film that sparked national paranoia over fly-infested haunted houses, The Amityville Horror (1979). Another cursed dwelling of an even more gonzo nature can be seen in the Trylon’s annual screening of Japanese horror-comedy Hausu (1977). Two enormously influential indie films depicting nightmares in rural America have been paired in a double-feature of Night of the Living Dead (1968) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), while Freddy Krueger and Michael Myers, two titans of 1980s horror, emerge with the unnervingly surreal Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and the sublimely suspenseful Halloween (1979). Of special note, the demonically indestructible Jason Voorhees gets an all-night marathon of the first eight Friday the 13th films (1980-1989) on, fittingly, Friday, October 13. The night will also feature an appearance by Ari Lehman, the first actor to portray Jason, one of cinema’s most industrious boogeymen. Visit for showtimes.