The Horror & Science Fiction Festival 2006 at the Lafayette Theatre

posted by PeterApruzzese on October 19, 2006 at 5:00 am


The Horror & Science Fiction Film Festival 2006 at the historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, New York presents seven chilling & fun movie programs including several rarely shown titles from the golden age of cinema and all on the Lafayette Theatre’s silver screen.

Horror & Science Fiction are two of Hollywood’s most popular genres, both coming of age in the 1930’s and are still extremely popular today. Screening at the Lafayette during this festival will be films featuring the talents of Alfred Hitchcock, Roman Polanski, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Vincent Price, John Carradine, Lon Chaney, Anthony Perkins, and many more.

All of the films are screening in the finest 35mm studio and archive prints available and most shows will feature pre-show music from the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Festival Dates: October 20-21-22, 2006.

Tickets are $8.00 for each show. The money-saving Full Festival pass good for all seven shows is $50.00. Day-of-the-show tickets will go on sale at the box office 30 minutes before showtime.

Film Schedule

8:00 pm – PSYCHO (1960, directed Alfred Hitchcock) starring Janet Leigh & Anthony Perkins â€" presented in a mint, rare, Hitchcock-approved original 1960 print.

1:15 pm – THE CRAWLING EYE (1958, directed by Quentin Lawrence) starring Forrest Tucker, Janet Munro

3:30 pm – HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944, directed by Erle C. Kenton) – starring Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, John Carradine

7:30 pm – Ed Wood’s PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE – now in Color! (1959, directed by Ed Wood) – starring Bela Lugosi, Vampira, Tor Johnson, presented in a new “colorized” print, extras include Ed Wood home movies & rare footage, PLUS the Lafayette Theatre’s “Trailer-Thon”, a collection of vintage coming atttractions.SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22
1:15 pm – IT! THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE (1958, directed by Edward L. Cahn) starring Marshall Thompson, Ray Corrigan

3:30 pm – Edgar Allan Poe’s HOUSE OF USHER (1960, directed by Roger Corman) starring Vincent Price, presented in CinemaScope

7:30 pm – Roman Polanski’s ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968, directed by Roman Polanski) starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes – presented in an original dye-transfer Technicolor print


Thanks again for all of your support and we hope to see you at the shows!

The Lafayette Theatre: movies…the way they were meant to be seen.

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Comments (2)

hotwaterbottle on October 25, 2006 at 6:47 am

I’m surprised that nobody has posted their reactions to the festival yet, so I’ll start. Psycho looked great, and was in great condition for a 1960 print. The audience was totally into it. The Crawling Eye was ok, but I don’t care for the film anyway; a decent print. House of Frankenstein was a surprise. I told Pete there would only be about 25 people there; boy, was I wrong! More like 150 people, mostly parents with their kids. It did my heart good to see the younger (and in some cases much younger) generation appreciate the ol' monsters. Plan 9 never played. Only half the print arrived, so a very nice print of Bride of the Monster was located quickly and substituted. The home movie part of the Plan 9 show was shown before Bride, so it worked out ok. The trailerfest that followed was fun, but too brief, only about 20 minutes long. However, the trailers for Ghidrah, and Rosemarys Baby/Odd Couple were standouts. All the color trailers were original Tech prints. Sundays slate of films were less well attended, but fun nonetheless. It The Terror from Beyond Space looked great on the big screen, and still made a few people jump with fright! House of Usher looked incredible, even though it was a new print. The colors were deep, rich and almost Technicolor bright. A truely beautiful print! Rosemarys Baby closed the show and it too looked great. All told, a frightfully good time was had by all. Can’t wait for next year’s festival!

PeterApruzzese on October 25, 2006 at 7:46 am

Thanks, hotwaterbottle.

I think everyone enjoyed it as much as you, we’ve received nothing but positive comments, even with the no-show of Plan 9 (which will definitely be making an appearance in the near future, with an added bonus). One thing, there were almost 40 minutes of trailers – they went by so fast that it only seemed like 20.

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