The Closing Night Event of Academy's FROSTY FLICKS Film Series of wintery, ice-cold classics September 08-24.
We are ending our festival with two shocking sci-fi classics set in desolate, frozen tundras! These bonafide cult classics are sure to have a chill running up your spine, and it won't just be because of the snowy locales....
20min intermission in between films.
HORROR EXPRESS (1972)
dir. Eugenio Martin
Horror royalty and Hammer alumni Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee reunite for this tale of mad monks, primitive humanoids and bloodthirsty zombies set aboard a train bound for Moscow - all aboard the Horror Express! Renowned anthropologist Saxton (Lee) boards the Trans-Siberian Express with a crate containing the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid which, he believes, may prove to be the missing link in human evolution. But all hell breaks loose when the creature thaws out, turning out to be not quite as dead as once thought!
THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951)
dir. Christian Nyby
Arctic researchers discover a huge, frozen spaceling inside a crash-landed UFO, then fight for their lives after the murderous being (a pre-Gunsmoke James Arness) emerges from icy captivity. Will other creatures soon follow? The famed final words of this film are both warning and answer: “Keep watching the skies!” A snappy ensemble. An eerie theremin-infused Dimitri Tiomkin score. Rising suspense. Crisp Christian Nyby direction. All merge in an edgy classic produced by Howard Hawks (BRINGING UP BABY, RIO BRAVO) and filled with Hawksian trademarks of rapid-fire dialogue and of people united by do-or-die stress. Keep watching the skies and the screen. Don’t miss this chance to catch one of the best sci-fi thrillers of the ‘50s!