Happy Thanksgiving! and the Thursday Horror Show

In celebration of all things turkey, our local Carolina Cinemas will be playing The Giant Claw in the cinema lounge at 8.

“The Giant Claw (1957) introduces the viewer to the age of alien invasions and military paranoia. Opening with a great shot of an Earth diorama orbiting in space, the film chronicles Mitchell MacAfee (Jeff Morrow), an electronics engineer who reports from his aircraft shadows of a large bird dive-bombing his plane. Sally Caldwell (Mara Corday) stands by at home base, continually ready for action. When one does manage to see this elusive shadow, the viewer can almost make out the giant avian claw that looks like a chicken foot.”

In addition to The Giant Claw, they will be presenting an episode of Flash Gordon Goes to Mars at 740 and Turkey sandwiches will be available in the lobby.

They also announced their December line-up and I’m looking forward to all of them. All movies begin at 8 with an episode of Flash Gordon Goes to Mars at 740.

12/1 Island of Lost Souls (1932), a rarely seen classic with Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi.

12/8 Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943) with Lon Chaney and Bela Lugosi. Truth in advertising but only for the last ten minutes or so – this is the fifth of eight in the Universal Frankenstein line. House of Frankenstein next month maybe?

12/15 The Funhouse (1981) by Tobe Hooper.

12/22 The Devil Doll (1936) – Directed by Tod Browning and starring Lionel Barrymore. This is one I haven’t actually seen.

12/29 The Shining (1980) – Stanley Kubrick’s visual tour de force is a wonder even if it doesn’t follow King’s novel all that well. I really miss the topiary animals in the book.