Tuesday, December 2, 2014

This year we give you VHS FOR CHRISTMAS!

Tuesday December 16th
9:00pm doors – 9:30pm Showtime
$5.00 or FREE with Brown / RISD student ID

@95 Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI

This December the Arkham Film Society would like to celebrate the holidays with you and a mess of Christmas themed shorts and specials that we're calling VHS FOR CHRISTMAS! We will screen a feature length compilation of crazy old Christmas shorts and weird as heck Christmas specials, this will probably be a great mix of nostalgia and confusion as to how some of this could have been made. Many of these are being sourced from old vhs tapes so we’re going to make our compilation on an old tape and show it that way.

Plus there are gifts! Yes every attendee will receive a free vhs tape (totally random titles that are probably bad) and we will be raffling off tons of other tapes and prize packages (actually some better stuff than the free door tapes but mostly just more stuff from our office.)

So come on out to the Black Box and celebrate the holidays with us, vhs tapes, and some borderline creepy shorts and specials.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

The A.F.S. brings out a turkey for Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24th 2014
8:00pm Doors - 8:30pm 
$5.00 or FREE with Brown / RISD student ID

At the
95 Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street, Providence, RI

To celebrate turkey day this year we bring you HOME SWEET HOME (1981), an early eighties thanksgiving set slasher. IMDB synopsizes it as “An escaped mental patient steals a station wagon and makes his way to the Bradleys' Thanksgiving celebration, where he plans to make them a little less thankful...”. Come out and see “Body By Jake” Steinfeld terrorize a group that includes Vinessa Shaw, Don “Ilsa” Edmunds, and weirdest “rocker” character that looks like a Kiss mime!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This October we bring Providence a HEAVY METAL MASSACRE!

Tuesday, October 21st
8:00pm Doors - 8:30pm 
$5.00 or FREE with Brown / RISD student ID

At the
95 Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street, Providence, RI

Come out and see the absurdness that is HEAVY METAL MASSACRE, 
a 1989 shot on video horror movie made in Providence, RI! 
See the old Living Room! 
Thrill to shots of the old police station! 
Gasp at a pre-mall Providence skyline! 
But most of all just be amazed at how hypnotically bad this movie is!!!

Rock And Shock Film Festival 2014 schedule.

The title says it all, here is the line up of screenings at this years ROCK AND SHOCK film festival.

FRIDAY 10/17


7:30pm Shorts Block THE CREED and WEB OF DECEIT

8:00pm Short film SILK with intro by Justin Beahm

8:30pm WOLF COP


12:00pm Spanish Short Film Collection featuring TE ESCHUCHO, SUJETO DARWIN, MISS MISHIMA, and SINNSIDE.

1:00pm WOLVES

2:30pm BLOOD AND GUTS W/ Jack Bennet

3:00pm The Vincent Price Family Presentation

4:00pm DEAD SNOW 2 with intro by Derek Mears

5:30pm Shorts Block featuring FODDER, PICKET, and PLAY TIME.

6:00pm KILLER MERMAID with intro by Kristina Klebe

7:30pm ALMOST MERCY sneak peak with Tom Denucci.

8:00pm Shorts Block featuring PENANCE, THE HORRORS OF AUTOCORRECT, and SHADOW PLAY with intro by Nick Principe.

8:30pm THE KILLER AND I with intro by Mike Aloisi and Kane Hodder


SUNDAY 10/19


1:00pm THE BLACK CAT with intro by Jeffrey Combs

2:30pm THE LAST SHOWING staring Robert Englund!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Rock And Shock Film Festival 2014 Call For Entries!

It’s that time of year again, Rock And Shock Film Festival submission time, well it was but we’re extending the deadline so you can get your film in! This year is the 8th annual Rock And Shock Film Festival held at Worcester Massachusetts’ yearly Rock And Shock horror convention held this October 17th through 19th. We are extending this year’s submission deadline to 09/06/2014 so more of you can submit films for consideration in this year’s epic festival. Get your films in quick so Ric and Josh from the Arkham Film Society can select the best films and program this year’s killer line up.  Features and shorts are welcome but we are especially looking for shorts at the moment.

Monday, June 16, 2014

July brings JONAH to the Arkham Film Society

Monday July 7th
8:00 pm Doors  8:30 pm Screening
$5.00 Admission
At Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI

As you may know we at the Arkham Film Society have helped program and acted as consultants for film festivals in the past as well as entertained the idea of hosting our own film festival. Well we’ve decided to start a series of screenings under the Arkham Film Festival banner, these screenings will showcase current independent films that we are considering programming or recommending to other film festivals we work with. The first of these Arkham Film Festival screenings will take place in July and will showcase the 2014 documentary MY NAME IS JONAH and will be presented with some cast and crew members in attendance.

What is the secret origin of this self-proclaimed 'real-life warrior, adventurer and musician'? How has he gained his tremendous cult following? Steel yourselves for a quest to explore how this enigmatic personality came to be and the powerful effect he has on all those he meets. Prepare to be amazed at just how ordinary your own life really is...

In the past we have brought you screenings of great modern independent genre films and now we will be able to showcase more great new films as part of this series. We will program films as part of this series intermittently amongst our monthly screenings at the Black Box. As always you can get more info on our website. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Another classic Giallo from the A.F.S.

Monday June 16th
8:00pm  $5.00

At the 95 Empire Black Box
95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI

Come out and join us as we present a classic of the giallo sub genre, Dario Argento’s The Cat o’ Nine Tails. This great 70’s murder mystery will be projected from an admittedly less than perfect 16mm film print, but heck it’s not every day you get to see classic genre films presented on actual film.

The Cat o’Nine Tails (1971)
A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.

We would like to thank our friends at Analog Underground Records in Providence for sponsoring this screening. They cary a great selection of rare vinyl which includes a wonderful selection of horror soundtracks which they will also be selling at the screening! Check them out at 504 Broadway, Providence, RI.

Be sure to keep an eye out for info on more upcoming screenings. These Black Box 16mm screenings will be our chance to branch out and show more than our usual exploitation and horror films, we look forward to screening 16mm prints of some obscure classics for you guys as well. Check us out at the following places: