Thursday nights are free movie nights at Santikos Bijou at the Wonderland of the Americas. The movies playing in October are horror movies in honor of Halloween. The movies begin at 7p.m. but tickets can be picked up at the box office as early as 6pm. This is on a first come first serve basis and is limited to the first 200 people. Here’s a quick synopsis on each film taken from Wikipedia and Santikos.
October 1 – “King Kong vs Godzilla” (“Kingu Kongu tai Gojira”)
This Japanese science fiction movie is the third installment in the Godzilla film series and the most commercially successful to date. King Kong and Godzilla descend on Tokyo in a fight that holds the future of mankind in the balance. The monster’s final battle takes place atop Mt Fuji where they both eventually fall off a cliff into the Pacific Ocean. King Kong resurfaces but there’s no sign of Godzilla.
October 8 – “Eight Legged Freaks”
David Arquette and Scarlett Johansson star in this horror comedy set in the mining town of Prosperity, Arizona. It is about a collection of spiders that are exposed to toxic waste when an accident causes a barrel of toxic waste to land in a reservoir. Overnight the spiders mutate to the size of SUVs and begin to kill and harvest.
October 15 – “Pet Sematary”
This horror movie is the film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel of the same name. It was directed by Mary Lambert and written by King and he also has a cameo in it playing a minister. The Creed family moves from Chicago to Maine into a house that sits next door to a pet cemetery. An unexpected tragedy starts a series of events that bring the secret of the cemetery to light.
October 22 – “Night of the Living Dead” (1968)
George Romero directed this independent zombie horror movie and even though it was shot on a low budget it eventually became a critical and commercial success. It’s the story of Ben and Barbra and five others who become trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania after it is attacked by ‘living dead’ monsters.
October 29 – “The Exorcist” Director’s Cut Event
The Exorcist is a supernatural horror film adaptation of the book of the same name by William Peter Blatty. The book was inspired by the 1949 exorcism of Roland Doe. Linda Blair stars as Regan, a 12 year old girl who is possessed by a demon after she plays with an Ouija board. Her mother attempts to get her back by having two priests conduct an exorcism. They success at the cost of their own lives.
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San Antonio, TX 78201