Film Calendar 10/28-10/31: Dusk-to-Dawn Halloween Mega-Horrors!
I'd be remiss to my Lord Samhain if I put off the Halloween coverage a second longer. But before plunging into the depths of hell, take a moment to plumb the depths of heaven at the Aero. Counterculture cartoonist Bill Plympton appears in support of his latest work, Idiots and Angels. The hand-crafted dark comedy finds a drunken curmudgeon sprouting a pair of wings that compel him to do good deeds. The only problem is - he wants to be bad, and will stop at nothing to sour his spirits. If you can't make it on Thursday, it's also playing for one week only at Laemmle's Sunset starting Friday.
Back at the Aero, things go bump all night at Saturday's Dusk-to-Dawn Horrorthon: one dead Jackson nets you giveaways, caffeine, shrieking shorts, drive-in classics, killer kids, vampires next door, Italian zombies, horror icon The Tall Man, and Clive Barker's still-underrated Candyman. Since you'll be too frightened to sleep, stick around for the Sunday evening screening of foul-mouthed kiddie horror The Monster Squad before you hit the town looking for sweets to the sweets. Speaking of sweet, if you're long on courage but short on cash, the Downtown Independent raises hell with Razorblades In Your Rolos, a free rooftop party, costume contest and Halloween shorts showcase.