starlite spooktacular

the starlite cinema series took it all the way up to the witching hour tonight with our halloween spook show.

tonight's program was a celebration of the undead, the bloodsucker. we started things off with a pair of animated shorts. first up was alê camargo's highly expressionistic night of the vampire (2006) followed by spike jonze and simon cahn's to die by your side (2011). for those of you that couldn't make it, here's a halloween treat for you.

then it was on to the feature, park chan-wook's thirst (2009). the stephens went above and beyond to get everyone into the spirit of this one. stephen orsak brought a delicious pot of traditional spicy korean soup. stephen smith, not to be outdone on his home turf, kicked it up a notch and added to the sanguinary delights with his own unique contribution.

it's not halloween unless a little blood is spilled. not to worry. he is alright. the pumpkin pie (with ginger snap crust!) that he and lauren made for us took some of the sting out of it. lauren also turned these tangerines into sweet li'l jack o'lanterns!

this is the kind of loving attention to detail that you find at every starlite screening. i'm very lucky to have the smiths as my partners in this endeavor. who else would be so willing to share their blood, sweat and citrus? check in with us next month as we bring you jodie foster's overlooked gem of a thanksgiving picture, home for the holidays (1995). as always, there will be a couple of surprises on the bill and it would be great to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with you. the screening will be on saturday, 11.19.11 at 7:30 p.m. here's the event page if you'd like to rsvp there. if you're not facebook-enabled just let me know. i will get you the information. these screenings are always free and very casual. join us if you can.

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