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Sweet 16mm – Celluloid Spookiness

Opens on October 28

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Run Time: 95 min. Format: 16mm Film

Vidiots invites you back for more celluloid weirdness with Sweet 16mm – Celluloid Spookiness, a ghostly night of obscure, rare, and haunting 16mm short films culled from the legendary A/V Geeks and Oddball Films archives. From the ’50s through the 80’s, this beyond-rare collection of esoteric spookiness features stop-motion animation from Ray Harryhausen and Břetislav Pojar, an adaptation of a Robert Bloch novel starring Ronee Blakely, an ultra-rare adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s Fall of the House of Usher, and (of course) the infamous educational short Halloween Safety – it’s sure to be a one-of-a-kind night of witches, demons, ghosts, razorblades in apples, and creeps galore! Everything screened on 16mm film.
Halloween Safety (Color, 1977) 
Using a poorly animated Jack o’lantern and the simplest English possible, the perils of All Hallows Eve are trotted out to teach kids that there’s no way they’ll be safe without a grown-up. Designed to insult anyone over the age of 4, this gem will have you reaching for a razorblade apple in no time.
Hansel and Gretel (Color, 1951)
Practical effects wizard Ray Harryhausen’s darling stop-motion animated fairy tale full of candy, witches and mischief – perfect for the Halloween season.
The Mannikin (Color, 1976)
Based on a short story from Robert Bloch (Author of Psycho), this creeptastic adaptation has all the elements you’d want – a spooky house, evil incarnate, demonic possession, and more! From the Classics Dark and Dangerous series from Learning Corp. Starring Keir Dullea (2001) and Ronee Blakely – who also wrote and performs all the music.
The Fall of the House of Usher (Color, 1976)
A deliciously atmospheric rarity from Guerdon Trueblood (director of cult classic The Candy Snatchers) based on the Edgar Allan Poe classic.
Nightangel (Color, 1986) 
A breathtaking beauty of a ghostly love story from the National Film Board of Canada and Czech animation master Břetislav Pojar and Jacques Drouin. A seamless blend of puppet animation and the pinscreen technique is used in this evocative, romantic story of a man’s obsession with a mysterious and benign spirit. When tragedy befalls him, he finds refuge in the love this nightangel has shown him. Winner of the L.A. Film Critics Award. 
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