Jack Hill’s freaky 1967 comic horror flick “Spider Baby” is screening Wednesday night at the Colony Theater in Raleigh as part of the Cinema Overdrive series. Also known as “The Maddest Story Ever Told,” “The Liver Eaters,” “Attack of the Liver Eaters” and “Cannibal Orgy,” the cult classic stars Lon Chaney Jr. as a caretaker for three demented members of a fading family holed up in a rundown rural mansion. Cinema Overdrive curator Adam Hulin says that the film, which was “cult director extraordinaire Jack Hill’s first movie,” and contains “Chaney Jr.’s last great performance,” has been “described as being like a sitcom directed by Salvador Dali.” Augmented by vintage trailers, the screening starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Details: 919-847-5677 or ambassadorcinemas.com.
▪ Friday night in Durham, the Carolina Theatre’s Retroclassics film series presents a double feature of “Romantic Supernatural Fantasies”: Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1947 mystery “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir,” starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison; and Richard Quine’s 1958 fantasy rom com “Bell, Book and Candle,” starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. The double bill begins at 7, and admission is $8 ($6.25 for Star members). Details: 919-560-3030 or festivals.carolinatheatre.org/retrofantasma.
▪ Also Friday evening, the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh presents Eugène Lourié’s 1961 monster movie “Gorgo,” starring Bill Travers, William Sylvester and Vincent Winter. It starts at 7, and admission is free. Details: 919-733-7450 or naturalsciences.org.
▪ Saturday morning, The Cary Theater in downtown Cary will host a “Kids Movie Morning” screening of Brad Bird’s 2004 animated Pixar hit “The Incredibles” at 10 a.m. On Saturday evening, Mel Gibson’s 2004 biblical epic “The Passion of the Christ” will be shown at 7. Sunday afternoon, The Cary screens Edward Zwick’s 1989 historical drama “Glory” at 2. Admission to each film is $5. Details: 919-462-2051 or thecarytheater.com.
▪ Tuesday evening at Duke University, the Screen/Society’s Cine East: East Asian Cinema Series will present Geun-hyeon Jo’s 2012 thriller “26 Years” at White 107 (White Lecture Hall). Wednesday night, the Screen/Society’s Refugees Film Series features Philippe Falardeau’s 2014 drama “The Good Lie,” starring Resse Witherspoon, at Bryan Griffith Film Center. Both films screen at 7 and are free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.