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Scream (1996), dir. Wes Craven
Photograph Courtesy: Lauren SpinelliScream (1996), dir. Wes Craven

Celebrate the ladies of horror films at Nitehawk Cinema's Halloween movie series

By Jaz Joyner

Nitehawk Cinema will be celebrating Halloween all month long with a movie series called October Brunch & Midnite: Final Girl, and you can get in on the fun for less than an NYC movie ticket. Yep, noon or midnight for just $11 (per film) you can scream (or laugh?) along with some of the most popular horror movies ever made. Plus, you can enjoy full meals while watching to ease your panic. The menu includes cinephile-friendly foods to go along with the flicks, including Boyhood queso for brunch and cocktails like The Driver, inspired by Ryan Gosling's film Drive. 

The series' title, "Final Girl", refers to the iconic trope in horror movies; the woman is almost always the last one standing. Back in the 1990s, film scholar Carol J. Clover coined the term, noting that women were often the main character and carried the story with the biggest plot changes; an example would be women going from "victim to savior and from lover to killer, " noted Nitehawk.

Here's the list of films:


Sep 27 The Haunting (Robert Wise, 1963)

Oct 4–5 The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Mario Bava, 1969)

Oct 10–11 Spider Baby (Jack Hill, 1968)

Oct 18–19 Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju, 1960)

Oct 25–26 Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965)


Sep 26 You're Next (Adam Wingard, 2011)

Oct 3–4 Scream (Wes Craven, 1996)

Oct 10–12 Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978)

Oct 10–11 High Tension  (Alexandre Aja, 2003)

Oct 17–18 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)

Oct 24–25 Suspiria (Dario Argento, 1977)


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