Sometimes you just need a good scare. Other times you just need to don a new pair of fishnets, clasp your garter, and do the Time Warp again. Whatever you’re into on Halloween, Westchester has your cinematic tastes covered. The only real difficulty is planning it all, which we have ever so kindly done here for you. Sleep tight, now.
It’s astounding. This perennial classic has delighted audiences since its stage release in 1973. Like all great showings, this one features live reenactment and audience participation care of The Apoca-Lips Shadow Cast. Bring some rice.
The Paramount Theater
1008 Brown St., Peekskill
Dammit, Janet! – Peekskill too far out of your way? The Picture House in Pelham will also be showing Rocky Horror on October 27 and 28 at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Check in begins at 8:30 and you definitely want to get there early, what with the costume contest and all! Films will consist of Get Out, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Suspiria, and 2006 French-Romanian film Ils (Them), followed by a 20 minute intermission before Nails, Society, Tragedy Girls, and finally George A. Romero’s seminal classic Night of the Living Dead closing out the evening.
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Rd., Pleasentville
Showcase Cinemas is hosting a bevy of frightful flicks throughout October at nearby locations such as the Greenburgh Multiplex, White Plains City Center’s Cinema de Lux, and both the Cross County Multiplex and Ridge Hill Cinema de Lux in Yonkers. Select spooky screenings include new movies It and Happy Death Day alongside classics like Little Shop of Horrors, Jeepers Creepers 3, and even the RiffTrax edition of Night of the Living Dead. For families with children, there’ll even be showings of The Disney Jr. Halloween Party.
Would you really expect anything less? All month long the Alamo will be showing classics of schlock, shock, and two smoking shotgun barrels. Films include — deep breath — It, The Blair Witch Project, Evil Dead II, John Carpenter’s Vampires, Last House on the Left, Cabin in the Woods, Paranorman 3D, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Goosebumps with a special video intro from R.L. Stein, Scooby-Doo, Creature from the Black Lagoon 3D, House of Wax 3D, Pumpkinhead, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Crazies, Monster House, Season of the Witch, a Blade I & II double feature, Tyler Perry’s BOO 2! A Madea Halloween, and the greatest (critical) dissection of zombie films ever, Shaun of the Dead. There will even be a screening of classic John Barrymore silent film Dr. Jekyll and r. Hyde with live score provided by The Invincible Czars, and a five-film marathon on the 21st spanning two decades of horror and boasting it’s own costume contest and giveaways. All of this is capped off on Halloween itself, with Rushing Duck Brewing Co. cohosting a showing of Peter jackson’s Dead Alive, and a beautiful 4K restoration of Night of the Living Dead.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Yonkers
2548 Central Park Ave., Yonkers