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Nightmare on Dundas Street Movie Nights

October 6 – December 8, 2017
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario
Members $10 | Public $12 | Students $8

Join us if you dare for the ten most terrifying films of all time, presented in association with Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters.

Nightmare on Dundas Films

Screenings
Psycho
Friday October 6

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Some claim that Hitchcock invented the modern horror film with this 1960 tale of murder and taxidermy inspired by the notorious mass murderer Ed Gein. Pyscho is one of the most celebrated cinematic exercises in suspense ever created.

1960 | PG | 1h 49 min.

Nightmare on Dundas Street Movie Nights are presented in conjunction with Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters.

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Carrie
Friday October 13

Directed by Brian De Palma

Based on Stephen King's tale of a bullied girl taking revenge, Carrie has become a pervasive, pop-culture touchstone for anyone who's ever wanted to get even. At the center of the terror is Carrie (Spacek), a high school loner with no confidence, no friends... and no idea about the extent of her secret powers of telekinesis. But when her mother and classmates go too far, the once-shy teen becomes a vengeance-seeking powerhouse who, with the help of her "special gift," creates an unforgettable prom night in a famed cinematic frenzy of blood, fire and brimstone.

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Night of the Hunter
Friday October 20

Directed by Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton’s sole directorial effort is a child’s-eye parable of good versus evil. Robert Mitchum is iconically sinister as the charlatan preacher who visits violence upon a widow (Shelley Winters) and her two children, whom he believes are concealing a stash of stolen money. A frightening fairy tale writ in expressionist chiaroscuro, Night of the Hunter is a masterpiece of almost folkloric power. – BAM

1955 | 14A | 1h 32 min.

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Halloween
Friday October 27

Directed by John Carpenter

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again. "Halloween is an absolutely merciless thriller, a movie so violent and scary that, yes, I would compare it to Psycho. It's a terrifying and creepy film about what one of the characters calls Evil Personified." – Roger Ebert

1978 | R | 1h 31 min.

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Silence of the Lambs
Friday November 3

Directed by Jonathan Demme

Jodie Foster stars in this adaptation of Thomas Harris’ novel as a young F.B.I. cadet who must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer (Anthony Hopkins) to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. Widely considered a horror classic, the film won five Academy Awards.

1991 | R | 1h 58 min.

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Rosemary’s Baby 
Friday November 10

Directed by Roman Polanski

This adaptation of Ira Levin's bestseller launched a trend for satanic pregnancy movies that extended well into the 70s. Starring Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes as a young couple with satanic neighbours, Rosemary’s Baby works on multiple levels – as a supernatural thriller, a psychological thriller and a portrait of marital betrayal. – Anne Billson

1968 | R | 2h 17 min.

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The Exorcist 
Friday November 17

Directed by William Friedkin

Controversial and popular from the moment it opened, The Exorcist endures as a brilliantly successful horror movie that still shocks and haunts today. Starring Linda Blair as a girl possessed by a demon, and Ellen Burstyn as her frantic mother.

1973| R | 2h 12 min.

Nightmare on Dundas Street Movie Nights are presented in conjunction with Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters.

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The Shining
Friday November 24

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

One of the most well-known horror films to date, The Shining is an adaptation of a novel by Stephen King. A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

1980| R | 2h 26 min.

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Repulsion
Friday December 1

Directed by Roman Polanski

Catherine Deneuve stars as Carol, a fragile, frigid young beauty cracking up in her London flat when left alone by her vacationing sister. She is soon haunted by specters real and imagined, and her insanity grows to a violent, hysterical pitch. Thanks to its disturbing detail and Polanski’s adeptness at turning claustrophobic space into an emotional minefield, Repulsion is a surreal, mind-bending odyssey into personal horror, and it remains one of cinema’s most shocking psychological thrillers. – Criterion

1965| R | 1h 45 min.

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The Haunting
Friday December 8

Directed by Robert Wise

In this adaptation of Shirley Jackson's novel The Haunting of Hill House —- a group of people gather in a large old house to determine whether or not a poltergeist is the source of rumours that it is haunted. Wise makes the house itself the central character, a beautifully designed and highly atmospheric entity which becomes genuinely frightening.

1963 | PG | 1h 52 min.

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