12 hours of terror!

The All-Nite Scream-O-Rama!

allnite Showtimes
Friday, June 17 from 7:00pm – 7:00am | General Admission: $13 in advance / $15 the day of | Loft members: $12

Pay to get in … pray to get out! At The Loft Cinema, everyone can hear you scream! Stay up all-nite at the sickest, scariest, most scream-errific cinematic slaughterhouse you’ve ever seen! It’s guaranteed to curdle your blood, raise your hair and give your gag reflexes a real workout, so all scaredy cats need not attend! Thrills and chills await you throughout the night as we unleash SEVEN hand-picked horror classics that are so scandalously shocking, the only way to hold on to your sanity is to keep repeating to yourself – “it’s only a movie, it’s only a movie, it’s only movie …” Bring your pillows and wear your pajamas for a cinematic slumber party massacre that you just might not survive!

PLUS: Scary shorts, trashy trailers, ghoulish trivia games and prizes, horrifying drink specials, our infamously delicious “meat cups,” and collectible barf bags for all chickens with weak stomachs!

*Start times are approximate*

Poltergeist / 35mm print! | 7:00pm

“Brilliantly terrifying and unexpectedly emotional … it remains the ultimate Reagan-era horror movie.  Thanks to Poltergeist, more than a few of us still sleep with the lights on.” – Rob Vaux, Sci-Fi Movie Page

They’re heeeeere! Tobe Hooper’s fun, ghost-filled spooktacular (produced by Steven Spielberg) is the ultimate suburban nightmare, as an All-American family is forced to deal with a house plagued by killer trees, evil clown dolls and a child-snatching TV set!  Where’s a good realtor when you really need one? Released the same summer as E.T., Poltergeist gleefully offers up the nightmarish flip side to Spielberg’s feel good alien blockbuster. (Dir. by Tobe Hooper, 1982, USA, 114 mins., Rated PG)

Halloween | 9:10pm

Halloween is an absolutely merciless thriller, a movie so violent and scary that yes, I would compare it to Psycho.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

It’s the night HE came home, and all the babysitters in town had better beware, because Michael Myers is looking to deliver a few tricks and treats just in time for Halloween. John Carpenter’s iconic terror classic, which kicked off the slasher film craze of the 80s and turned Jamie Lee Curtis into the decade’s reigning Scream Queen, is still one of the scariest films of all time – a nerve-wracking thrill-ride featuring a supremely creepy soundtrack and the debut appearance of one of the screen’s most diabolical boogeymen. (Dir. by John Carpenter, 1978, USA, 91 mins., Rated R)

Slither / 35mm print!  | 10:50pm

“If you’ve got a yen for gallons of goo and a smart, sassy story to boot, you couldn’t do better than James Gunn’s hellishly fun horror show, Slither.” – Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle

When a small town is taken over by a creepy alien plague, the unsuspecting residents begin changing in highly unusual, and highly disgusting, ways, leading to an onslaught of slimy slugs, angry zombies and monstrous mutants that threaten to destroy the world!   This wonderfully gross horror/comedy from Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, starring Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks and Michael Rooker, is a goofy,  goo-splattered blast of B-movie madness that really delivers the goods! (Dir. by James Gunn, 20056 USA, 95 mins., Rated R)

The Hitcher / 35mm print!  | 12:30am

“Easily ranks as one of the best thrillers of the ‘80s, thanks in large part to a tremendously creepy performance by Rutger Hauer.” – Robot Geek’s Cult Cinema

Everyone knows you shouldn’t pick up hitchhikers, especially when they’re played by Rutger Hauer, and one young man lost on the highway to hell is about to learn his lesson the hard way in this atmospherically scary road movie/horror flick that definitely exceeds the speed limit for suspense.  Co-starring C. Thomas Howell as the endangered driver and Jennifer Jason Leigh as a helpful truck stop waitress, The Hitcher puts the terror pedal to the metal! (Dir. by Robert Harmon, 1986, USA, 97 mins., Rated R)

Housebound | 2:20am

“A wonderfully witty horror comedy that delights in scaring the hell out of you.  Bloody brilliant!” – Peter Jackson

When a young would-be-criminal is sentenced to house arrest in her childhood home, and put under the supervision of her whacked-out mother, it turns out the evil house isn’t all that thrilled with the new living arrangement, and extremely bloody mayhem ensues.   This clever, gory and genuinely funny shocker from New Zealand is a fun and frightening ode to things that go bump (and splatter) in the night. (Dir. by Gerard Johnstone, 2014, USA, 107 mins., Not Rated)

Night of the Creeps | 4:10am

“A hilarious exercise in excess, Night of the Creeps is a genre lover’s dream, made with enthusiastic, go for broke gusto.” – Odie Henderson, Slant

College kids battle extraterrestrial brain parasites that enter humans through the mouth and turn their hosts into rampaging monsters in Night of the Creeps, a deliriously fun and campy ‘80s homage to the terror flicks of the ‘50s, featuring everything you need in horror film, including exploding heads, creepy crawlies, frozen frat geeks, burning zombies, axe murderers, lawnmower kills and genre great Tom Atkins (The Fog) as a mustached police officer with a flamethrower – and it all comes courtesy of the director of The Monster Squad! (Dir. by Fred Dekker, 1986, USA, 88 mins., Rated R)

Videodrome | 5:30am

“Cronenberg was way ahead of his time with this mind-blowing, gross-out horror flick”. – Marc Robison, Reno Gazette Journal

Long Live the New Flesh! Watching TV becomes a real nightmare when a sleazy cable programmer stumbles across a mysterious broadcast of a hyper violent reality show called Videodrome, and before you know it, he’s lost in a bizarre world of political conspiracies, S&M sex games and nasty bodily transformations.   A groundbreaking WTF? sci-fi/horror classic from the sick and twisted mind of David Cronenberg, starring James Woods and Blondie singer Debbie Harry, Videodrome is even more relevant today than it was back in 1983. (Dir. by David Cronenberg, 1983, Canada 87 mins., Rated R)