Friday night in Durham, the Carolina Theatre’s Retrofantasma series offers a double feature dubbed “Survive the Night, Charlie Brown” consisting of a couple of ’80s horror sequels that will help folks gear up for Halloween. First up, just in time for those anticipating the upcoming Starz series “Ash vs. the Evil Dead,” there’s Sam Raimi’s 1987 horror comedy cult classic “Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn,” starring Bruce Campbell. Following that, is Tommy Lee Wallace’s “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” (1982), starring Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin and Dan O’Herlihy.
The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $9. Details: 919-560-3030 or festivals.carolinatheatre.org/retrofantasma.
• Saturday in Durham, Duke’s Screen/Society screens the 2014 documentary “H2Omx,” at White 107 as part of the N.C. Latin America Film Festival. That evening, the 2011 sports doc “Ballplayer: Pelotero” is shown at 7. Monday, the French & Francophone Film Festival continues with the Oscar nominated 2014 drama “Two Days, One Night” at Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater at 7 p.m. Tuesday, it’s Werner Herzog’s 2011 doc “Into the Abyss” at Rubenstein Library, Room 153. The Latin America Film Festival continues on Wednesday with “Four Shorts & a Talk” as part of the Venezuelan Cinema Program at the John Hope Franklin Center 240 at 2 p.m., and “Swing Con Son” (2009) at the Griffith Film Theater at 7. Thursday, the festival hosts the world premiere of Steve Berg’s “Do Mangue” at the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus at 7 p.m., with a Q&A with the director following. All screenings are free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.
▪ Sunday at The Cary Theater in downtown Cary, there’s a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 suspense classic “North by Northwest,” curated by retiring town manager Ben Shivar at 2 p.m. Admission is $5. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
▪ Also Sunday, the Colony Theater in Raleigh continues its Harry Potter series with a screening of the franchise’s seventh installment, David Yates’ 2010 adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s 2007 bestseller “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I,” starring Daniel Radcliffe. 4:30 p.m. $5. Details: 919-856-8683 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
▪ Thursday, the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences presents Alexis Gambis’ 2014 drama “The Fly Room,” inspired by the life of pioneering geneticist Calvin Bridges. Director Gambis will introduce the film and answer questions following the showing. 7 p.m. and admission is free. Details: 919-733-7450 or naturalsciences.org.