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Film Picks: ‘Young Frankenstein’ plus a haunted house in Cary

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You can pay tribute to the late, great Gene Wilder and get in the Halloween spirit at the same time at the “Reel-ly Scary Cary” series screening Thursday of Mel Brooks’ 1974 classic horror spoof “Young Frankenstein” at Koka Booth Amphitheater. Wilder co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay, and heads a great comic ensemble including Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman and Teri Garr. The screening will be accompanied by an open Haunted House and a costume contest.

Admission is $10 (free for kids 12 and under). Ticket includes the movie and one visit through the Haunted House. Gates open at 6 (movie starts at 7:30). Details: 919-462-2052 or boothamphitheatre.com.

Other highlights

  • The N.C. Museum of Art’s 2016 Fall Films series “Decomania” continues Friday with Clarence Brown’s 1931 drama “Possessed,” starring Joan Crawford, Clark Gable and Wallace Ford. 8 p.m. $5 for Museum members ($7 for nonmembers). Info: ncartmuseum.org.
  • Friday in Durham, the Full Frame Theater, located on the American Tobacco Campus, continues its Third Friday Film series with a screening of Richard Dewey and Timothy Marrinan’s 2016 documentary “Burden,” about performance artist Chris Burden. The film starts at 7:30 p.m (doors open at 7). The movie is free but tickets are required. Reserve at eventbrite.com. More details: 919-684-4444 or fullframefest.org.
  • Saturday at The Cary Theater, Edgar Wright’s 2004 zombie rom-com “Shaun of the Dead” screens at 7 p.m. as part of the Screen on Screen series.Sunday, Burr Steers’ 2016 horror romance “Pride & Prejudice & Zombies” screens at 2 p.m. Thursday, David Rühm’s 2014 horror comedy “Therapy for a Vampire” shows at 2 p.m. Joseph White’s 2015 sci-fi short “The Brain Hack” screens at 7, followed by Terence Tesh Chevrin’s 2012 action thriller short “Ni 28: Strate I.” Josh Klein’s 2014 sci-fi drama “Chrysalis” screens at 9. Tickets are $3-$5 for each film, except for the Screen on Screen “Shaun of the Dead” event, which is $8-$10. Details: 919-462- 2051 or thecarytheater.com.
  • Tuesday at Duke University, the Screen/Society’s Cine-East: East Asian Cinema series features Zhang Ping’s 2015 documentary “No Land” as part of the Memory Project (China) at Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater. Wednesday, the AMI Showcase presents “Documentaries on the Edge,” a program made up of Errol Morris’s “Vernon, Florida” (1981) and Werner Herzog’s “Lessons of Darkness” (1992) at White 107. Thursday, the “Rights! Camera! Action!” series screens Joshua Oppenheimer’s 2014 documentary “The Look of Silence” at Smith Warehouse. All screenings begin at 7 p.m. and are free. Details: 919-660-3030 or ami.trinity.duke.edu/screensociety.
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