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If it’s October, it must be time to see all the scary horror flicks

Bette Midler in Kenny Ortega's "Hocus Pocus."
Bette Midler in Kenny Ortega's "Hocus Pocus."

The Carolina Theatre in Durham is hosting the SplatterFlix Festival, a marathon of 16 vintage horror films, Oct. 12-14.

The lineup includes: George A. Romero’s “Creepshow” (1983), Michele Soavi’s “Cemetary Man” (1994), Richard Fleischer’s “Amityville 3-D” (1983), Romano Scavolini’s “Nightmare” (1981), Enrique López Eguiluz’s “Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror” (1968), Tom Holland’s “Child’s Play” (1988), John McNaughton’s “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer” (1986), Charles Band’s “Parasite” (1982), Don Coscarelli’s “Bubba Ho-Tep” (2002), Steve Miner’s “Friday the 13th Part III” (1982), Robert Hiltzik’s “Sleepaway Camp” (1983), Charles Martin Smith’s “Trick or Treak” (1986), George Romero’s “Day of the Dead” (1985), Mark Herrier’s “Popcorn” (1991), Kenny Ortega’s “Hocus Pocus” (1993), and Mary Lambert’s “Pet Sematary” (1989). Admission to each film is $9.50 or $80 for 10-film passes

On Oct. 15-18, there will be showings of two Hammer Films productions from 1970: Roy Ward Baker’s “Scars of Dracula,” and Jimmy Sangster’s “Horror of Frankenstein.” $8-$10 for each screening. Check their website for show-times. Details: 919-560-3030 or carolinatheatre.org.

Other Highlights

Oct. 12, the N.C. Museum of Art’s Fall Film Series is showing a 35 mm print of Ron Underwood’s 1991 comedy favorite “City Slickers,” starring Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby. 8 p.m. $5 ($7 for museum embers). Details: 919-715-5923 or ncartmuseum.org/calendar.

Oct. 12, the Chelsea Theater in Chapel Hill continues their new Friday Night Mojo series with Philip Cox’s 2017 documentary “Betty: They Say I’m Different,” preceded by Rodrigo Dorfman’s 2011 short “One Night in Kernersville.” Oct. 29, the Saturday Night Fright series presents the Director’s Cut of William Friedkin’s 1973 horror classic “The Exorcist.”

Both features begin at 9:45 p.m. $7 for members/ Adult $9.75/$8 for students and military/$8.50 for seniors.

Details: thechelseatheater.org.

Oct. 12, the Cary Theater is hosting a screening of Edward Sedgwick and Buster Keaton’s 1928 classic “The Cameraman” accompanied by a new score performed live by Jon Shain and FJ Ventre, as part of the Beyond Silent series at 7 p.m.

On Oct. 13, Cash Michaels’ 2018 documentary “Al: My Brother” screens at 7 p.m. followed by a panel discussion. On Oct. 14, Ari Aster’s 2018 horror drama “Hereditary” shows at 2 p.m. (There will be encores of “Hereditary” on Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.). On Oct. 17, the Cinema Overdrive series is offering a horror double feature of Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz’s “Messiah of Evil” (1973), and S.F. Brownrigg’s “Don’t Look in the Basement” (1973) beginning at 7 p.m.

On Oct. 18, Edgar Wright’s 2004 zombie comedy “Shaun of the Dead” screens at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film, except for the “The Cameraman” event, which is $20 ($17 for CFC members) and the Cinema Overdrive event, which is $5-$7.

Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.

On Oct. 14, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is presenting Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca” (1940) as part of the Afternoon Tea series at 2:30 p.m., Alfonso Cuarón’s “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (2004) shows at 3:45 p.m., and “The Eyeslicer Halloween Special,” a program of scary shorts, at 8 p.m.

On Oct. 15, the Fist City series is featuring Ron Underwood’s “Tremors” (1990) at 7:45 p.m., while the Film Club series is showing Charles Walters’ “Easter Parade” (1948) at 8 p.m. Oct. 16, the Terror Tuesday series is screening John Carpenter’s “Halloween” (1978) at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 17, it’s Mike Newell’s “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2005) at 6:30 p.m. Check the Alamo’s website for ticket prices.

Details: drafthouse.com/raleigh.

On Oct. 15, the Rialto Theater is showing William Castle and Rosemary Horvath’s 1959 horror classic “House on Haunted Hill,” starring Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, and Richard Long, as part of the Monday at the Movies series. 7 p.m. $5. Details: 919-856- 8683 or ambassadorcinemas.com.

Oct. 17, CinéClassics at CinéBistro at Waverly Place in Cary is screening Mel Brooks’ 1974 horror satire “Young Frankenstein” at 7 p.m. $10. Details: cinebistro.com.

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