Friday, October 25, 2013

Halloween Update: Haunting Hellbenders

The Haunting
Co-Star Russ Tamblyn In Person
Tue, Oct 29 at 7:00pm
Regent Theatre

"It was an evil house from the beginning, a house that was born bad." The place is the 90-year old mansion called Hill House. No one lives there. Or so it seems. But please, do come in. Because even if you don't believe in ghosts, there's no denying the terror of The Haunting. Director Robert Wise returned to psychological horror for this much admired, first screen adaptation of Shirley Jackson's "The Haunting of Hill House." Four people come to the house to study its supernatural phenomena. Or has the house drawn at least one of them to it? The answer will unnerve you in this "elegantly sinister scare movie" (Pauline Kael, 5001 Nights at the Movies). Starring Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson and Russ Tamblyn.  

Hellbenders 3D
October 30, 2013, 7:00 P.M.
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC

Followed by a Q&A with J.T. Petty, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Clancy Brown.

"There are demons so terrible that no mortal man of God could successfully drive them back to Hell. The only option is for the exorcist himself to invite possession and then commit suicide, dragging along the demon to damnation - so the Augustine Interfaith Order of Hellbound Saints - or Hellbenders - was formed. A group of elite, highly-trained exorcists, they live in a constant state of debauchery so they will be ready to go to Hell at any moment. When an infernal Norse demon called BLACK SURTR escapes into New York City intent on cracking open the gates of Hell, the Hellbenders must use every ounce of their debauchery to battle the demon and save the planet from eternal damnation!
The Brooklyn Parish of Hellbenders has six members led by cantankerous Lutheran Angus (Clancy Brown), with clever but undisciplined Larry (Clifton Collins Jr.), cynical Unitarian Elizabeth (Robyn Rikoon), New Age Southern Baptist marshmallow Macon (Macon Blair), officious and sincere Catholic Stephen (Andre Royo) and joyless Polish Catholic pessimist Eric (Dan Fogler)."