Chauncey -Theater 1 Fri, Oct 15, 2021 8:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:12 hours
Year Released:2021


Masks are required in public spaces at FilmScene in following CDC guidance for current risk levels.

FilmScream is BACK! 

The screams are coming from inside FilmScene at the Chauncey at our fifth annual 12-hour fright fest!

All night gets weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Pabst Blue Ribbon tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reels curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

Tickets $35 public / $25 members / $20 UI students with ID (box office only)

Includes free Fix! Coffee all night long, Complimentary breakfast, and a commemorative keepsake! Plus midnight pizza, specialty drinks and prizes galore!

PLEASE NOTE: this event will be full capacity with enhanced wellness protocols in place requiring either a 72-hour (or less) negative COVID-19 test or documentation of a vaccine card in lieu of a negative COVID-19 test for each individual 12 or older attending.

Six films plus trailers, vintage advertisements and demented fun, all at FilmScene at the Chauncey. Don't forget your sleeping bag and pillow if you want to catch a nap. Earn a free pass to see us again if you stay up for the full show!!

Movie #1: Noah's Shark

directed by Mark Polonia (Splatter Beach)
2021 / not rated / 1 hr. 11 min. / United States / English

Writer John Oak Dalton (Scarecrow County) joins us at FilmScream to chat with you about the genesis of Noah’s Shark.


A fame-seeking televangelist and his film crew team set out to find the fabled Noah's Ark, but discover it is guarded by both an ancient curse and a prehistoric great white shark.


Get to higher ground.


Movie #2: Possession


directed by Andrzej Zulawski (Szamanka)

1981 / not rated / 2 hr. 4 min. / Germany / English


Murder, evil, infidelity, madness… inhuman ecstasy fulfilled.


“A logistically and emotionally overwhelming film, Possession remains one of the most flawless examples of a woman losing her mind onscreen.” - Kier-La Janisse, House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films


Possession is at once a dread-inducing ordeal, a bloody arabesque, and a swooning celebration of Adjani’s long, cloaked form in perpetual motion.” - J. Hoberman, L.A. Weekly


“I’ve come to the conclusion that no one has ever seen the film in the exact same way, nor have they ever seen the film in the same way twice.  For all the hysteria, convulsion and viscera, Possession is the visual representation of ‘mercurial’, slipping and changing from you as you watch.  A viewer is a different person at the end of a screening and, therefore by the act of observation, the film has become a different thing as well.” - Mike Watt, Movie Outlaw: Cinematic Oddities, Rarities and Grotesqueries That May Have Escaped Your Attention


In this controversial epic of obsessive love and sexual psychosis, Isabelle Adjani (Nosferatu the Vampyre, The Story of Adele H.) and Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) star as a married couple torn by emotional instability and carnal infidelity.  As their madness grows, their world becomes a nightmare of savage murder… and climaxes in a monstrous manifestation of sexual evil. 

Written and directed by acclaimed international director Andrzej Zulawski and featuring shocking creature effects by Carlo Ambaldi (E.T., Alien), Possession is an experience like no other; part art film, part bizarre horror thriller.  Cut by nearly 45 minutes for its U.S. release, this controversial film is now presented completely uncut and uncensored in a new 4K restoration.  


Is it desire?  Or violation?  Devotion?  Or bondage?  Your hidden fears will be aroused.


Winner: Best Actress - Cannes Film Festival 1981


Movie #3: Silent Madness 3-D 


directed by Simon Nuchtern (The Girl Grabbers)

1984 / Rated R / 1 hr. 33 min / United States / English


Brings the horror off the screen… and into your lap.


“Synths are ravishing. Grit is ingrained. Photography complements the 3D novelty, resulting in kill scenes that are much more creative than the ones in Friday the 13th 3D.” - Joseph A. Ziemba, Bleeding Skull! - A 1980’s Trash-Horror Odyssey


“The 3-D process is quite effective.” - Chas. Balun, The Gore Score


“Not limited by just one boring weapon, our killer is a resourceful bloke able to adapt to sledgehammer, vice, crowbar, drill or whatever implement of destruction happens to be laying about at the time.” - Ken Kish, Video Wasteland: Rental, Reference and Review Guide


One of the few slashers produced during the early 1980s revival of 3-D movies, Silent Madness knows exactly what audiences want. And it delivers. A glitch in the computer system at an asylum for the criminally insane results in the release of the wrong patient - a homicidal maniac named Howard Johns. It’s up to Joan Gilmore (Belinda Montgomery, Dynasty), one of the institute’s top doctors, to track him down as the killings begin. Utilizing dreamy gelled lighting, excellent 3-D photography from Gerald Feil (Friday the 13th Part III), and over-the-top kills, Silent Madness is a blast from beginning to end — now newly restored from its original 3D negative by the 3D Film Archive in partnership with Vinegar Syndrome.


Restoration courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome and the American Genre Film Archive.


Movie #4: Candyman


directed by Bernard Rose (Immortal Beloved)

1992 / Rated R / 1 hr. 39 min. / United States / English


We dare you to say his name five times.


“Rose challenges the audience to contrast its own perceptions of safe university settings and dread-filled ghetto locales.  The film’s urban immediacy and acknowledgement of race-driven tensions is only one of the qualities taking it beyond the genre norm.” - Jay Carr, The Boston Globe


“Ms. Madsen’s performance is a lot more enterprising than what the material requires, the same can be said for Mr. Rose’s direction.  Mr. Todd sounds suitably ominous when oozing lines like ‘The pain, I can assure you, will be exquisite.’” - Janet Maslin, The New York Times


“The scariest film since Silence of the Lambs.” - Tony Timpone, Fangoria


Candyman spins a terrific web of intrigue and horror.” - Cinefantastique


From the chilling imagination of Clive Barker, the original Candyman has become a cult-favorite amongst horror fans.  The gut-wrenching thriller follows a graduate student whose research summons the spirit of the dead!  When Helen Lyle (Virginia Madsen) Hears about Candyman (Tony Todd), a slave spirit with a hook hand who is said to haunt a notorious housing project, she braves the gang-ridden area to visit the site.  Helen arrogantly assumes Candyman can’t really exist… until he appears, igniting a string of terrifying, grisly slayings.  The police refuse to believe Helen’s story and charge her with the crimes. Now the only one who can set her free is Candyman.  


Winner: Saturn Award for Best Actress - Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films 1993




You get to see a sneak preview of a fright film months before the rest of the world but you won’t find out what it is until it hits the screen.  


Movie #6: Heavy Metal 

directed by Gerald Potterton (Ghost Ship)

1981 / Rated R / 1 hr. 26 min / Canada / English


Sex and crime and rock ‘n’ roll!


“With a plot that doesn’t even hint at comprehensibility and vivid, lurid animation, Heavy Metal is a film best enjoyed with some kind of mind-altering additive on-hand.” - Ted Pillow, Arthouse Grindhouse


Heavy Metal is an awesome film that has lots of great action, cool scenery, trippy visuals, and most of all, major boobage.” - Steven Flores, Surrender to the Void


“Recommended pairing: lots of Surge, or Jolt, or Yahoo. Cool Ranch Doritos.” - Jolie Bergman, Horror Habit


A universe of mystery, a universe of magic, a universe of awesome.  Good… and terrifying evil.


Based on the fantastical illustrated magazine Heavy Metal, producer Ivan Reitman enlists the help of some of Hollywood’s animation masters to create the otherworldly tale of a glowing green orb from outer space that spreads destruction throughout the galaxy.  Only when encountered by its one true enemy, to whom it is inexplicably drawn, will goodness prevail throughout the universe.  Richly and lavishly drawn, the vignettes of the orb’s dark victories include the character voices of John Candy, Harold Ramis and a pounding soundtrack by Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick, Devo, Donald Fagen, Don Felder, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth, Stevie Nicks, Riggs, and Trust.  Highly imaginative and full of surprising special effects, Heavy Metal set the standard for alternative contemporary animation.  An intoxicating experience not to be missed!


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