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.

MY NAME IS JONAH (2014)
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:

Arkhamfilmsociety.com




Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The A.F.S. takes you back to Istanbul!






Monday May 19
8:00pm  $5.00
Empire Black Box Upstairs
95 Empire street,
Providence, RI


Come on out and join us as we take the film programming back to Turkey and present one of the strangest cult films ever conceived 3 DEV ADAM. This time the fine folks of the Turkish film industry have taken the time to come up with their own story but have borrowed all the characters, come to the Black Box to see as Santo teams up with Captain America to fight an evil crime lord… Spider Man!


Here’s a little taste of what you can expect.



Due to the rarity of this film this is not one of our 16mm screenings but more of those will be coming soon. Keep an eye out for more screening announcements.






Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The A.F.S. present NIGHT OF THE SORCERERS on 16MM!






Monday April 28th
8:00pm  $5.00

Upstairs
95 Empire Street,
Providence, RI

Come out and join us as we present an under seen classic of Spanish horror cinema directed by Amando de Ossario who brought us the amazing blind dead series. NIGHT OF THE SORCERERS 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.

NIGHT OF THE SORCERERS (1974)
A research team travels to the African jungle to study the mysterious disappearance of elephants in the area. Instead they discover a tribe of voodoo-zombies who rise from the ground, capture the women, whip them and slice their heads off on an altar. The women return as vampires who look for more women to kill.



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:





Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The A.F.S. present SHOCK WAVES on 16mm!





Monday March 17th
8:00pm  $5.00

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

Come out and join us as we present the classic underwater nazi zombie film SHOCK WAVES from an admittedly less than perfect 16mm film print, but heck it’s not every day you get to see classic genre films on actual film.

SHOCK WAVES (1977)
Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been hiding a secret about a group of Zombie soldiers.



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:











Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Rock and Shock Film Festival 2013 schedule announcement.




As many of you may know we at the Arkham Film Society program the film festival portion of the yearly ROCK AND SHOCK horror and music convention in Worcester Massachusetts. Here is the final film festival schedule for this weekend. 

Feature = (F) Short = (S)


Friday 10/ 18           

6:00pm –
Slew Hampshire (F)

8:00pm –
                                                       Adjust Your Tracking (F)


Saturday 10/19

11:30am –
Spanish Shorts Block
(Horizonte / No Mires Ahi / Walkie Talkie)

12:30pm –
Fantasm

1:30pm -
Shorts Block
(No Man’s Ghost / The Next Step / Sadie / My Fallen Rose / Party Crasher)

2:30pm –
Nobody Can Cool (F)

4:00pm –
Blood And Guts With Jack Bennet

5:00pm -
Something Wicked Documentary Promo
(plus shorts Ave Maria and Legitimate)

5:45pm –
Dreams Never End (S)

6:00pm –
Kantemir (F)

9:00pm –
Army Of The Dead (F) Premier

Sunday 10/20

12:00pm –
You Better Watch Out! (F)

2:00pm –
Outside The Cinema Present 
Mardi Gras Massacre (F)

4:00pm –

                                                     Waterfront Nightmare (F)

Rock And Shock takes place Oct 18 - 20 in Worcester Massachusetts. For more info check out www.rockandchock.com or link directly to http://rockandshock.com/film-fest/ for the festival schedule on their site.