Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The A.F.S. return to Turkey for Cellat (The Executioner)!

Tuesday May 17th
8:30pm doors  9:00pm movie
Black Box Theater
95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI

Join us for another great piece of Turkish exploitation cinema and a quality product of their tendency to remake popular films with this months film Cellat (The Executioner) AKA Turkish Death Wish.

For those who are unfamiliar with Death Wish the basic plot is that a peaceful architect becomes a one man vigilante squad after his wife and sister are raped and murdered by street punks.

Monday, April 11, 2016

The A.F.S. present BLOOD TRACKS!

Tuesday April 19th
8:30pm Doors  9:00pm Film

Black Box Theater Upstairs
95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI

With winter hanging around these parts lately I've decided to present BLOOD TRACKS, the somewhat lost 1985 slasher about an 80's metal band shooting a video in the snowy mountains. Unfortunately when an avalanche strands them the band and film crew are picked off one by one. BLOOD TRACKS is essentially The Hills Have Eyes in the snow with a hair metal band. 

The one unfortunate note is that all known versions of this movie come from old video masters so some scenes may be a bit too dark but it's worth sticking with the movie for the fun you'll have as an audience.

Check out this trailer!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The A.F.S. present THE DEAD ARE ALIVE!

Tuesday March 22
8:30pm Doors 9:00pm Movie

Black Box Theater
95 Empire Street

Providence, RI

When an archeologist uncovers an ancient Etruscan burial ground 
a series of mysterious murders begin. Is there a killer on the loose, has the
archeologist gone mad, or have they incurred the wrath of an Etruscan curse? 
Come check out Armando Crispino's little seen giallo, which was
fantastically mis-marketed to an unsuspecting 1972 U.S.
audience who got this murder mystery instead of the zombie film they
expected! Screening from our well worn 
Cinemascope 16MM film print!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The A.F.S. present ... ROBOWAR!

Tuesday February 23rd
8:30 pm Doors 9:00 pm movie
Black Box Theater Upstairs
95 Empire Street
Providence, RI

Come out and join us for Bruno Mattei’s 
Italo Trash masterpiece melding 
of Predator and Robocop starring 
the incomparable Reb Brown!

Friday, January 1, 2016

The A.F.S. presents some 16MM Brucesploitation DYNAMO!

Monday January 11th

8:30pm doors 9:00pm film

$5.00 Admission

Join us to kick off the new year in style with some Cinemascope 

16mm Bruceploitation! Come check out the adventures of 

Bruce Li as he attempts to fill Bruce Lee’s shoes! 

Please note though that while we have a beautiful scope 16mm 

print we only have one scope lens so there will be a 

short intermission while I change reels during this film.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The A.F.S. presents 16MM FOR CHRISTMAS!

Tuesday December Eighth
8:30pm Doors / 9:00pm Showtime
Black Box Theater
95 Empire Street
Providence, RI

An evening of 16mm Christmas shorts from the Arkham vaults! Will they be weird? Funny? Unintentionally Creepy? Or unfortunately Boring? Who knows because we will find out along side you as we plan to bring a couple boxes of Christmas themed shorts and see where they take us.

Unlike last years show, which was simply a compilation of Christmas oddities, this years is a collection of shorts. Some of them will be played right through normally while others will be "effected" and manipulated for a more experimental experience.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The A.F.S. return to the GHOSTHOUSE!

Tuesday, Nov 17th,
9:00pm showtime

Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street
Providence, RI

About three years ago we screened Umberto Lenzi’s fantastically ludicrous 1988 movie GHOSTHOUSE! Many people have commented to us either about having fun at the screening or expressed their disappointment over missing it so let’s run it again. Plus Scott drew that great flyer art for us last time and I wanted a chance to use it again.

GHOSTHOUSE is a 1988 Italian haunted house film that literally throws every cliché and trope of the haunted house genre at you in the most ridiculous of ways! You get a creepy girl, a creepy doll, a ghost dog, hauntings via technology, an Easter decoration-wielding poltergeist, and even an appearance by Death. Really there isn’t anything more you can ask of a ghost movie than this so tune in your HAM radio, get in your camper, and take time to get a book that explains hauntings out of the library and read it while your girlfriend is in the shower because you need to see our encore screening of GHOSTHOUSE!