After Dark’s Horror Fest This Weekend (With Theater List)

Although I’m no great fan of the more recent spate of extreme horror films, I have to admit that the idea behind this coming weekend’s After Dark Horror Fest is one that seems so obvious that it should have been done by now. After Dark Films, in association with Lionsgate and Freestyle, has gathered nine horror flicks that would probably have headed straight to videostore shelves – with only a few making quick sidetrips on the festival circuit – and is packaging them in a mini-festival of their own, screening in special engagements on about 500 screens around the country. Since probably none of these could probably sustain anything more than extremely limited theatrical runs, this does give genre fans a chance to catch these films on the big screen.

Of course the question remains- Do we believe the advertising that states these are movies that are “too shocking for the general public” or are these just too bad for a general theatrical release?

Either way, the titles unspolling this weekend are-

The Abandoned– An adopted woman finds a supernatural mystery when she inherits her birth mother’s Russian farm.
Dark Ride– A slasher runs amuck in an amusement park.
The Gravedancers– A trio of ghosts terrorize three friends.
The Hamiltons– The perfect family next door has some very dark secrets.
Hood Of Horror– Rapper Snoop Dog presents a trio of tales that mix horror and comedy.
Penny Dreadful– Mimi Rogers stars as a psychiatrist treating a girl with autophobia, the fear of being alone.
Reincarnation– The latest from Takashi Shimizu, the director of both the Japanes and English language versions of The Grudge.
Unrest– A medical student suspects there’s something sinister about the cadavers in her anatomy class.
Wicked Little Things– A widowed mother of two encounters spectral children.

So is the Horror Fest playing near you? Check out this handy list to find out-

Auburn- Wynnsong 16
Birmingham- Brook Hiland 10
Dothan- Northside Cinema 1
Gadsen- Cinema 16
Huntsville- Hollywood 18
Huntsville- Valley Bend Stadium 18
Hoover- Patton Creek 15
Montgomery- Festival Plaza 16

Anchorage- Century 16

Avondale- Harkins Gateway Pavillion 18
Chandler- Harkins Chandler Fashion Center 20
Mesa- Harkins Superstition Springs 25
Mesa- Mesa Grande 24
Peoria- Harkins Arrowhead Fountains
Phoenix- Ahwatukee 24
Phoenix- Arizona Center 24
Phoenix- Deer Valley 30
Phoenix- Harkins Metro Center 12
Rogers- Towne Cinema 12
Tempe- Harkins Arizona Mills 24
Tucson- Century Park Place
Yuma- Main Street Cinema

El Dorado- Rialto Theatre
Little Rock- Colonel Glenn 18

Alhambra- Regal’s Atlantic Place
Aliso Viejo- Regal’s Aliso Viejo Stadium 20
Anaheim- Cinema City
Antioch- Regal’s Deer Valley 16
Bakersfield- East Hills 10
Bakersfield- Pacific’s Valley Plaza 14
Baldwin Hills- Magic Johnson Crenshaw
Buena Park- Krikorian Buena Park 18
Burbank- Media Center 8
Cathedral City- Mary Pickford
City of Commerce- Pacific’s Commerce Center
Chatsworth- Pacific’s Winnetka 24
Chino- Krikorian Chino Spectrum
Chula Vista- Ultrastar Chula Vista 10
Chula Vista- Regal Rancho Del Rey 16
Corona- Regal’s Corona Stadium 15
Covina- Covina 30
Culver City- Mann’s Culver 6
Daly City- Century 20 Daly City
Danville- Blackhawk Cinema
El Cajon- Regal Parkway Plaza 18
El Centro- Ultrastar’s Imperial Valley 14
El Segundo- Pacific’s Beach Cities
Emeryville- Regal Emery Bay 10
Fairfield- Fairfield Stadium 15
Fontana- Ultrastar Fontana 8
Foothill Ranch- Foothill Ranch
Fresno- Manchseter Stadium 16
Fullerton- Fullerton 20
Garden Grove- Regal’s Garden Grove 16
Hollywood- Sunset 5
Huntington Beach- Century 20
Irvine- Regal’s Spectrum 21
Lakewood- Pacific’s Lakewood Stadium
Lancaster- Cinemark 22
Long Beach- Regal’s Stadium 26
Merced- Wallace Mainplace 13
Milpitas- Century 20 Great Mall
Modesto- Brenden Modesto 18
Moreno Valley- Ultrastar Towngate
Murrieta- SoCal’s Movie Experience 17
Newark- Cinedome West
Ontario- Ontario Mills 30
Ontario- Regals’s Ontario Palce 22
Orange- AMC Block 30 @ Orange
Orange- Century 25
Oxnard- Plaza Stadium 14
Paramount- Bianchi Paramount 11
Pasadena- Pasadena One Colorado
Pleasant Hill- Century 16 Downtown Pleasant Hill
Poway- Ultrastar Poway Creekside
Redlands- Krikorian Redlands 14
Redwood City- Century Redwood 12
Richmond- Hilltop 16
Riverside- Cinema Star Ultraplex 18 at Mission Grove
Roseville- Century 14
Sacramento- Century Grrenback 16
Sacramento- Century Laguna Village
Sacramento- Regal’s Natomas Marketplace 16
Salinas- Maya Salinas 14
Santa Rosa- The Roxy Stadium 14 Cinemas
San Bernardino- Cinema Star Empire 20
San Diego- Palm Promenade 24
San Diego- Pacific Gaslamp
San Jose- Century Berryessa 10
San Jose- Century Capitol 16
San Jose- Oakridge 20
San Leandro- Century 16 Bayfair Mall
San Rafael- Northgate Cinemas
San Francisco- Four Star
Simi Valley- Regal’s Simi Valley Plaza 10
South San Francisco- Century Plaza 10 Theatre
Turlock- Turlock Stadium 14
Union City- Century 25 – Union City
Vacaville- Brenden Vacaville 16
Van Nuys- Mann’s Plant 16
Ventura – Century 16
Victorville- Movies 16
Vista Village- Krikorian Metroplex
Whittier- Whittier Village

Aurora- Century 16
Aurora- Arapahoe Crossing
Colorado Springs- Cinemark Tinseltown 20
Denver- Regal’s Colorado Mills
Denver- Regal’s Northfield
Grand Junction- Canyon View
Highlands Ranch- Highlands Ranch 24
Lakewood- Century Belmar
Lakewood- Regals’ Colorado Mills
Westmister- Westminster Promenade 24

Bridgeport- Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport
Hartford- Crown Palace 17
Meriden- Holiday 10
Plainville- Plaineville
Stamford- Crown Landmark 9
Trumbull- Crown Marquis 16
Waterbury- Mallview 10

Aventura- Aventura Mall 24 Theatres
Brandon- Regency Sq. 20
Brooksville- Beacon 10
Davie- Paradise 24
Deland- TWI Victoria Square 6
Destin- Destin Commons 14
Ft. Lauderdale- Las Olas 23
Ft. Lauderdale- Sawgrass 23
Ft. Lauderdale- T-Bird Drive In
Gainesville- Gainesville 14
Hialeah- Hialeah 14
Hollywood- Flippers
Homestead- Homestead 14
Jacksonville- Regency 24 – Jacksonville
acksonville- Tinseltown 20
Lake Buena Vista- Pleasure Island 24
Lakeland- Lakeside Village 18
Lakeland- Lakeland Square 10
Lauderhill- Movies @ Lauderhill 13
Miami- Adventura 24
Miami- Dolphin Cinemas 19
Miami- Kendall Town & Country 10
Miami- Palace 18
Miami Lakes- Miami Lakes 17
New Smyrna Beach- TMI Beacon Theatres
Tallahasse- Tallahassee 20
Tampa- Veterans Expressway 24
Tampa- University 16
Oldsmar- Woodland Square 20
Orange Park- Orange Park 24 Theatres
Orlando- Cinemark at Festival Bay
Orlando- Universal Cineplex 20
Orlando- Muvico Pointe 21
Oviedo- Marketplace 22
Panama City- Regency 11
Pensacola- Pensacola 16
Pompano Beach- Pompano 18 Theaters
Sebring- Fairmount Cinema 6
South Miami- Sunset Place 24 Theatres
Tallahasse- Tallahasse 20
Tallahasse- Tallahasse Mall 20
Tampa- Britton 8
Tampa- Veterans Expressway 24
Tampa- University 16
Vero Beach- Indian River 24
Melbourne- Avenue 16
West Melbourne- Cinema World 16
West Palm Beach- Parisian 20

Atlanta- The Plaza Theatre
Austell- Regal 22 @ Austell
Brunswick- Glynn Place 11
Chamblee- Hollywood 24
Columbus- Carmike 15
Gainesville- Hollywood 14
Hiram- Movies 278
Kennesaw- Barrett Commons 24 Theatres
Lawrenceville- Colonial 18 Theatres
Lithonia- Stonecrest Mall 16
Macon- Rivergate 14
Morrow- Southlake Pavilion 24 Theatres
Newnan- Carmike 10
Rome- Rome vii Cinemas
Savanah- Wynnsong 11
Snellville- Snellville Oaks 14
Valdosta- Valdosta Stadium 16
Warner- Robbins Galleria 15
Woodstock- Cherokee Stadium 16

Aiea- Pacific Pearlridge
Honolulu- Dole Cannery 18
Kahului- Maui Mall Megaplex

Bosie- Regals Stadium 21

Addison- Addison Cinemas & IMAX
Carbondale- University Place 8
Champaign- Carmike Beverly Cinemas
Chicago- Chatham 14
Chicago- 600 North Michigan Ave.
Chicago- KrikorianCity North 14
Chicago Heights- Marcus Chicago Western Heights
County Club Hills- The Country Club Hills 16
Gurnee- Gurnee Mills 20
Joliet- Cinemark Movies 8
Naperville- Krikorian Showplace 16
Niles- Krikorian Showplace 12
O’Fallon- O’Fallon 15 Cine
Peoria- Rave Grand Prairie 18
Rockford- Krikorian Colonial Villages 5
Schaumburg- Woodfield 20
Skokie- Village Crossing
South Barrington- South Barrington 30
Springfield- Parkway point 8
Vernon Hills- Rivertree Court
Warrenville- Cantera 30

Bloomington – Showplace West 12
Evansville- Stadium 16
Fort Wayne- Jefferson Point 18
Indianapolis- Showplace 16
Indianapolis- Eagle Highlands
New Albany- Albany 16 -Great Escape Theatre
Lafayette- Goodrich Eastside
Merrillville- Showplace 12 – Hobart
Muncie- Showplace 7
Schererville- Showplace 16
South Bend- Showplace 16
Terre Haute- Honey Creek West 8

Cedar Falls- College Square 8
Cedar Rapids- Galaxy 16 Cine
Iowa City- Campus 3
Sioux City- Promenade Cinema 14
West Des Moines- Century 20 @ Jordan Creek

Kansas City- Legends 14
Merriam- Cinemark 20
Olathe- Studio 30
Wichita- Premier Palace

Bowling Green- Greenwood 10
Murray- Cheri
Newport- AMC Newport on the Levee 20

Baton Rouge- Baton Rouge 16
Bossier City- Regal Bossier Corners 9
Kenner- Hollywood Cinemas 9
Lafayette- Carmike 10

Westbrook- Westbrook Cinemagic 16

Annapolis- Crown Mall 11
Gaithersburg- Rio Cinemas 18
Hanover- Egyptian 24
Largo- Magic Johnson Capital Centre
Owings Mills- Owings Mills 14

Cambridge- Fresh Pond 10
Methuen- AMC Loews Methuen 20
Revere- Showcase Cinemas Revere
Seekonk- Showcase Cinemas 10
Springfield- Showcase Cinemas Eastfield Mall
Worcester- Showcase Worcester North

Ann Arbo- Goodrich Quality
Auburn Hills- Star Great Lake Crossing 25
Canto- Emagine 18
Clinton- Star Gratiot 21
Dearborn- Ford Wyoming Drive In 1 – 5
Dearborn- LCE Star Fairlane 21
Detroit- Bel-Air Centre 10
Kalamazoo- Rave City Place Stadium
Lansing- NCG Eastwood Cinema 18
Novi- Emagine
Lansing- NCG Eastwood Cinema 18
Saginaw- Goodrich Saginaw 8
Sterling Heights- MJR Marketplace
Sterling Heights- Forum 30 – Sterling Hts
Southfield- Star Southfield 20
Southgate- Southgate 20
Wyoming- Loeks Studio 28

Brookly- Brooklyn Ctr. 20
Coon Rapids- Showplace 16
Hermantown- Lakes 10
Invers Groves Heights- Showplace 16
Lakeville- Lakeville 18
Minneapolis- Crown Block E
Oakdale- Marcus Cinemas Oakdale
Oakdale- Oakdale 20
Rochester- Chateau 14
Waite Park- Parkwood 18
White Bear Township- White Bear Township Theatre

Gulfport- Cinemark 16 – Gulfport

Cape Girardeau- Wehrenberg Cape West 14
Independenc- Independence Commons 20
Kansas City- Barrywoods 24
Lee’s Summit- Eastglen 16
Springfield- Campbell 16 Cine
Saint Charles- Wehrenberg Saint Charles 18
St. Louis- Ronnie’s 20
St. Louis- St. Louis Mills 18

Omaha- Oak View 24

Henderson- Regal Colonnade
Las Vegas- Brenden Palms 14
Las Vegas- Century Sam’s Town
Las Vegas- Century Suncoast
Las Vegas- Regal’s Texas Station
Las Vegas- Regal Village Square 18
North Las Vegas- Galaxy Cannery 16
Sparks- Sparks Theatre

Manchester- Manchester 9
Merrimack- Cinemagic Merrimack

Burlington- Regal Burlington 20 Cinemas
Cherry Hill- Cherry Hill 24
Elizabeth- Loews New Jersey Gardens 20
Hamilton- Hamilton 24
Pleasantville- Towne 16 Theatres
Turnersville- Regal Cross Keys Cinemas 12

Albuquerque- Century Rio 24

Bronx- Whitestone Multiplex
Brooklyn- Linden Blvd Multiplex
Dewitt, NY- Shoppingtown Cinemas 10
Farmingdale- Farmingdale Multiplex
Hawthorne- All Westchester Sawmill Multiplex
Irondequoit, NY- Culver Ridge Plaza 16
Jamaica- Jamaica Multiplex
New York- 19th Street East
New York- Regal E-Walk 13
Orchard Park, NY- Quaker Crossing 18
Valley Stream- Sunrise Multiplex
Williamsville, NY- Transit Center 18

Charlotte- Ayrsley Grand Cinema 14
Charlotte- Stonecrest 22
Fayetteville- Carmike 12
Greensboro- Carousel Theatre
Hendersonville- EPIC Theatres of Hendersonville
Jacksonville- Carmike 16
Raleigh- Carmike 15

Bismark- Grand Six
Fargo- West Acres 13

Beavercreek- Hollywood 20 at Fairfield Commons
Canton- Cinemark Tinseltown Movies 15
Columbus- Lennox Town Center 24
Easton- Easton Towne Center 30
Elyria- Cobblestone 20
Hamilton- Cinema 10
Richmond Heights- Richmond Towne Square 20
Valley View- Valley View 24
Westchester- Westchester 18

Oklahoma City- Harkins Bricktown 16
Oklahoma City- Quail Springs 24
Oklahoma City- Cinemark Tinseltown 20
Tulsa- Cinemark 17 – Tulsa
Tulsa- Starworld 20

Beaverton- Centuy 16 Cedar Hills
Eugene- Cinemark 17
Hillsborough- Movies On TV 16
Portland- Century Eastport
Portland- Lloyd Mall
Salem- Santiam 11
Springfield- Cinemark 17

Bensalem- Neshaminy 24
Bridgeville- Chartiers Valley 20
Conshochoken- Plymouth Meeting
Erie- Cinemark Tinseltown 17
Moosic- Cinemark 20
North Versailles- Plaza East 22
Oaks- Regal Marketplace 24
Philadelphia- Franklin Mills 14
Pittsburgh- Northway Mall Cinemas
Springhouse- 309 Cinema
Warrington- Regal Warrington Crossing 22
West Homestead- Loews Waterfront 22

Lincoln- Lincoln Mall 16

Anderson- Starlight 14
Clarksville- Great Escape 16
Greenwood- Greenwood 10
Johnson City- Johnson City

Chattanooga- Rave East Ridge 18
Knoxville- Regal West Town Mall 9
Memphis- Majestic Theatre 20
Memphis- Peabody Place 22
Morristown- Paradigm Theatre
Nashville- Regal Bellevue 12
Nashville- Hollywood 27

Austin- Metropolitan
Beaumont- Tinseltown – Beaumont
Brownsville- Cinemark 16
College Station- Hollywood USA
Dallas- Grand 24 Theatres
Edinburg- Carmike 20
El Paso- Carmike 16
El Paso- Cielo Vista 14
El Paso- Cinemark 14 El Paso
El Paso- Tinseltown 20 – El Paso
Frisco- Stonebriar 24
Grapevine – AMC Grapevine 30
Harlingen- Cinemark 16
Houston- Gulf Pointe 30 Theatres
Houston- Maro E Stadium 23
Houston- Studio 30 Theatres – Houston
Houston- Willowbrook 24 Theatres
Humble- Deerbrook 24 Theatres
Hurst- Northeast Mall
Katy- Katy Mills 20 Theatres
Laredo- Movies 12
Lubbock- Tinseltown 17 – Lubbock
McAllen- Cinemark Movies17
Mesquite- Mesquite 30 Theatres
Mission- Cinemark 17
Pflugerville- Tinseltown 20
Plano- Legacy 24
San Antonio- Mayan Palace 14 – Santikos
San Antonio- Silverado 16
San Antonio- Regal Fiesta 16
Stafford- Fountains Theatre 18
Sugarland- First Colony 24 Theatres
The Woodlands- Tinseltown Moves 17
Waco- Starplex Galaxy 16
Webster- Cinemark 18

Salt Lake City- Century 16
Salt Lake City- Gateway 12 Mega-Plex
Salt Lake City- Jordon Commons
Salt Lake City- Tinseltown 17
South Jordan- Megaplex 20
West Jordan- Cinemark West Jordan 24

Burlington- Merrill’s Roxy Theatre

Alexandria- AMC Hoffman Center 22
Arlington- Courthouse 8
Chesapeake- Movies 10
Fairfax- Fairfax Towne Center
Glen Allen- Virginia Center 20
Hampton- Hampton Towne Center 24
Merrifield- Lee Highway Multiplex
Newport News- Kiln Creek Cinema 20
Norfolk- Military Circle 18
Richmond- Chesterfield Town Center
Virginia Beach- Lynnhaven 18
Woodbridge- Potomac Mills 18

Kent- AMC Kent Station 14
Lynnwood- Regal Alderwood 7
Puyallup- Longston Place
Seattle- Regal Meridian 16
Spokane- River Park Square 20

Washington DC- AMC Cinema

Huntington- Marquee Pullman Square 16

Green Bay- Marcus Bay Park sq.
Madison- Eastgate – Madison Theatre
Menomonee- Marcus Menomonee Falls
Ashwaubeno- Marcus Bay Park Cinemas
Oak Creek- South Shore Cinemas
Waukesha- Westown Cinemas
New Berlin- Ridge
Oak Creek- South Shore Cinemas
Waukesha- Westown Cinemas

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November 7, 2007 6:18 pm

Dear Sir or Madam,

I have recently noticed that you posted the venues showing Horrorfest this on your blog. In an effort to provide current information, please be advised that Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres will not be showing this film series. Our theatres are listed in your blog. We operate out of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio and Colorado.

You also have the City North in Chicago listed as another company, however this is a Kerasotes- owned and operated theatre.

Thank you for your time and diligence to advertise our industry’s product.

Ted Constan
Marketing Coordinator – Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres

November 15, 2007 6:26 pm

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