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Retrofantasma Classics

When: Fri., Sept. 7, 7 p.m. 2012

A couple of highfalutin French directors spotlight this Retrofantasma program, offering a pair of low-budget horror films that dare to cross the line into High Art. First up is Georges Franju's 1960 film Eyes Without a Face, the tale of a doctor who tries to find a new face for his hideously disfigured daughter. A favorite of Martin Scorsese, the film helped inspire everything from the Michael Myers mask in Halloween to, yes, that Billy Idol song. (It's the original French title, Les yeux sans visage, that the choir is singing during the chorus.)

Next is Dana Andrews in 1957's Curse of the Demon (sometimes titled Night of the Demon) from the legendary Jacques Tourneur (Cat People, Out of the Past, etc.). Andrews plays a skeptic determined expose a cult leader as a fake, only to find his connections to demons are a bit more real than he'd thought. One of those films that gets a lot of mileage out of not showing the monster, it's a great mood piece, and the actual demon is pretty creepy for its day. —Zack Smith

Price: $8

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