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Location: Redstone Theater

Introduced by film critic and guest curator Simon Abrams

Dir. John Carpenter. 1993, 91 mins. Digital projection. With John Carpenter, Tom Arnold, Tobe Hooper, John Carradine. In 1993, Carpenter teamed up with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre director Tobe Hooper for this loose, macabre Tales from the Crypt–style made-for-TV horror omnibus. Carpenter plays The Coroner, a Crypt-keeper–like host for three stand-alone stories, two of which Carpenter directed. His “Gas Station” vignette—Robert Carradine, playing a murderous psychopath, attacks hapless Anne Dratcher at a filling station near Halloween‘s very own Haddonfield, Illinois—remains a highlight of his post–They Live directorial career. Keep your eyes peeled for cameos from fellow horror masters Hooper, Wes Craven, Sam Raimi, and Roger Corman. —Simon Abrams

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.) 

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