Egyptian theater to host month-long horror film series



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DeKALB The Egyptian Theater will host a horror film series featuring a movie every Tuesday until Halloween.

Films played as part of the horror film series include “Poltergeist” this Tuesday, “Gremlins” on October 5, “Misery” on October 12 and “The Shining” on October 19.

The selected films will be shown on what is the largest cinema screen in all of DeKalb County, according to the Egyptian Theater’s website.

“Poltergeist” was written by Steven Spielberg, Mark Victor and Michael Grais. The film follows a family when ghosts appear in their house and their youngest daughter eventually disappears. The 1982 film was the first in the series, followed by two sequels and a 2015 remake of the first film.

The 1984 movie “Gremlins” is set in the fictional town of Kingston Falls and follows a bank teller who finds himself with a strange new pet. After mistakenly breaking rules he ignores, Kingston Falls ends up being sacked by evil creatures. The sets for “Gremlins” and the movie “Back to the Future” are the same, both having been shot in the backlot of Universal Studios, according to IMDB.

Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, “Misery” is a psychological thriller about an author who finds himself stranded due to a car accident and ends up being held captive by deranged fan Annie Wilkes. Annie is played by actress Kathy Bates, whose performance is exceptional.

Also based on Stephen King’s novel, “The Shining,” directed by Stanley Kubrick, follows a married couple and their son as they decide to stay in a remote Colorado hotel. Things turn quickly when the hotel is haunted and Jack Torrance, played by Jack Nicholson, begins to lose his mind.

The Egyptian Theater, 135 N. 2nd St., is believed to be haunted, and the theater’s website has a section where they track and provide evidence of suspected paranormal activity.

Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $ 10 for adults, $ 8 for students who provide ID, $ 8 for 65 and over and all friends of Egyptian Theater staff can receive $ 2 off , according to the Egyptian Theater. website.

To contact the Egyptian Theater, call 815-758-1215 or email [email protected].

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