Sunday, March 1, 2015

The A.F.S. gets rowdy with INTREPIDOS PUNKS!

Monday March 30th
Black Box Theater
95 Empire Street, Providence, RI

So you like crazy, weird, low budget films that no ones ever heard of? Well then Intrepidos Punks is right up your alley. Here we have a Mexican film from 1980 about a rampaging gang of punks who’s crazy styles would put anything from Road Warrior to shame. We get two over the top cops doing what they need to in order to shut down the gang and their Mexican wrestler leader El Tarzan! Come out to enjoy the film and revel in it’s ridiculousness! 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

WOW we have BRAIN DAMAGE uncut on 35mm!

ATTENTION: The film arrived at the Coolidge today and it has unfortunately come to our attention that the print is not uncut as we had been informed. We are still awaiting a full inspection to know completely but we wanted to let everyone know immediately.

Saturday March 14th
Coolidge Corner Theater
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

Holy crap can you believe we’re showing Frank Henenlotter’s BRAIN DAMAGE! Yes that’s right, with the assistance of Northwest Nightmares and Klubb Super 8 we’ve managed to bring you an uncut 35mm print of this cult 80’s splatter classic. For those unfamiliar with BRAIN DAMAGE this 1988 film tells the tail of a young man and his parasite and is brought to you by the same filmmaker who gave us Basket Case and Frankenhooker!

So in conclusion this is an extremely rare uncut film print, this is the only U.S. screening of this film while it’s on our continent, and it is highly unlikely that this print will come back! Plus this marks a milestone of The Arkham Film Society breaking into the Boston market so we hope to see many familiar faces and make many new friends!

Monday, February 9, 2015

The A.F.S. presents a 16MM Mystery Movie for February!

Feb 23
9:00pm Start
$5.00 or FREE
w/ Brown or RISD ID

Empire Black Box
95 Empire St.

This month we will pull a 16mm title out of our archive to screen for you all as a mystery treat. But we will give you a hint to help you decide if it interests you or not. February’s film will be a 1970 Proto Blaxploitation film with contributions from numerous figures well known for the genre!

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!