Chauncey -Theater 1 Fri, Oct 27, 2023 8:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue Details:Bathtub Shark Attack director Madeline Deerling is joining us at FilmScene for 12 hours of terror!
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Reel Representation
Film Info
Runtime:12 hours
Year Released:2023


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

All night is 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 until 2:00 a.m. (and again at 6:00 a.m.) and $3 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!

SIX films plus trailers, short films, 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: Secret Screening #1

You get to see a sneak preview of a fright film months before the rest of the world.

Movie #2: Horror of Dracula (1958)
a.k.a. Dracula
Directed by Terence Fisher (The Curse of Frankenstein)
Featuring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing
1 hr. 22 min.
Not Rated
distributor: Warner Brothers
format: DCP

Christopher Lee’s fang-tastic, first-ever performance as the Lord of the Undead.

“The best vampire film ever made.” - Michael J. Weldon, The Psychotronic Encyclopedia

"Shot in voluptuous Technicolor and paced like a speeding train, this film is the one most responsible for kick-starting the Hammer horror avalanche which continued for the next two decades." - Nathaniel Thompson, DVD Delirium

“One of Hammer’s classiest productions, with Chris Lee perfectly cast as the caped Count and Cushing shaping up as an equally ideal Van Helsing.” - The Phantom of the Movies

“The first of a ‘new breed’ of horror films with equal doses of blood, sex and horror.” - Ken Kish, Video Wasteland: Rental, Reference and Review Guide

Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, Britain’s premier masters of the macabre, bring the Horror of Dracula to vivid, full-color death in this retelling of Bram Stoker’s spellbinding vampire tale.  Dracula (Lee), a centuries-old Transylvanian nobleman damned to an eternal half-life, regularly finds new victims.  He also finds Dr. Van Helsing (Cushing), a scientist who becomes the Count’s implacable foe in a deadly game of cat and mouse. 

The dread is here - as are the power and pathos of this genre landmark by which Hammer Studios ushered in a new era of screen chills from classic evildoers.  Tremble through that era again. Unleash the horror.

Movie #3: Bathtub Shark Attack (2023)

Directed by Madeline Deering (Spirit Animal)

Featuring: Lynn Lowry

1 hr. 35 min.

Not Rated



distributor: NekroShark Films

format: DCP

Director Madeline Deering joins us at FilmScream to present the goriest shark film ever made… in Splash-o-Vision!

"There is no way in hell you could think of any more zanier or more entertaining shark movie!" - Gross Movie Reviews

Cindy and Chad have their share of relationship issues, but after moving into an old apartment building, their problems are about to really bite!

One by one, the other residents begin to disappear under very… bloody circumstances.  Something evil is lurking in the bathtub, and it’s fucking hungry. 

Watch your ass when you wash your ass!


Movie #4: Tales From the Crypt presents Demon Knight (1995)

Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson (Bones)

Featuring: Billy Zane, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dick Miller
1 hr. 32 min.

Rated R



distributor: Universal

format: DCP

Ready for your deadtime story?

"What Tales From the Crypt does best is sustain a look and tone that bring a comic book’s broad strokes into the realm of a live-action movie without seeming too mannered or arty." - Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"From gruesome demons to oozy decapitations, the Demon Knight special effects are state-of-the-sticky-art." - Thelma Adams, New York Post

“Horrific, bloody, and often trashy story populated by characters more interesting than they need be, which makes for a movie that’s better than you expect.” - John Wooley, Tulsa World

“Demon Knight proves to be an entertaining and energetic revival of the B-movie horror esthetic.” - Dave Kehr, New York Daily News

“Often frightfully engaging, thanks to a game group of performers and visually electric direction from Ernest Dickerson” - Susan Wloszczyna, Gannett News Service

A mysterious drifter known as Brayker (William Sadler, Iron Man 3) possesses the last of seven ancient keys that hold the power to stop the forces of darkness and protect all humanity from ultimate evil.  But the human race is safe only so long as Brayker can evade the demonic Collector (Billy Zane, Titanic), who has gathered the other six keys. 

In his obsessive quest for the key, the Collector rallies an army of ghastly cadavers against Brayker and the inhabitants of a run-down hotel.  Armed with automatic weapons, sacred blood and sadistic humor, Brayker and the strong-willed Jeryline (Jada Pinkett Smith, Gotham) must lead the other guests in a gruesome battle against the Collector and his evil horde of ghouls. 

Infested with a talented cast, thrilling special effects and the Crypt Keeper’s deadpan delights, Demon Knight is directed by genre vet Ernest Dickerson (The Walking Dead, Dexter, Masters of Horror) and features a strong supporting cast featuring Thomas Haden Church (Spider-Man 3, Sideways), CCH Pounder (Orphan, Avatar), Brenda Bakke (L.A. Confidential), Dick Miller (Matinee) and Charles Fleischer (Zodiac). 

Winner: Best Actress, Jada Pinkett Smith - 1996 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards


A sneak preview of a new fright film before its available to the rest of the world but you won’t find out what it is until it hits the screen. 

Movie #6: The Craft (1996)

Directed by Andrew Fleming (Bad Dreams)

Featuring: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Rachel True

1 hr. 41 min.

Rated R



distributor: Universal

format: DCP

Welcome to the Witching Hour. 

"I learned a really important lesson from The Craft. The girl I was dating at the time asked me which member of the coven I found most attractive. I said none of them. She kept pressing and begging for my answer. Of course Fairuza Balk is the right answer, but I kept quiet until finally, after an entire meal of her asking, I told her. She instantly grew angry and said, ‘The right answer is none of them!’ Somewhere inside this story is a lesson.." - Sam Panico, B&S About Movies

"The Craft works because anyone who has ever felt like an outcast — and, let’s just be honest, that’s pretty much everyone — can relate to the film. At some point in their life, everyone has felt ostracized. Everyone has felt like they were on the outside looking in. Everyone has wished that they had the ability to cast a spell whenever they wanted. Everyone has felt like Sarah, Bonnie, and Rochelle and, even more importantly, everyone has felt like vengeful Nancy." - Lisa Marie Bowman, Movies and Mania

"Female rage in film is a provocative subject that often doesn’t get the same nuanced treatment that their male counterparts receive. But it is powerful, and if The Craft gives us anything it is a thoughtful picture of female rage at a young age, when most girls likely feel at their least powerful, wanting their voices and feelings heard." - Katie Keener, Filmotomy

Sarah has always been different.  So as the newcomer at St. Benedict’s Academy, she immediately falls in with high school outsiders.  But there’s something different about her new friends, and it’s not just that they won’t settle for being a group of powerless misfits.  They have discovered The Craft… and they are going to use it. 

This spectacular horror thriller has an all-star cast including Neve Campbell (Scream, Wild Things), Robin Tunney (The Zodiac, Empire Records), Fairuza Balk (The Island of Dr. Moreau, American History X), Rachel True (Half Baked, Embrace of the Vampire) and Skeet Ulrich (Scream, Riverdale).

Plus first-look excerpts from the work-in-progress anthology film PansyVision from director Richard Griffin (The Disco Exorcist).