Stranger Things '80s Film Fest: The Dead Zone & They Live

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A festival of chilling 80’s films inspired by hit TV show STRANGER THINGS. Local horror filmmaker Ramon Isao (“Zombies of Mass Destruction,”) presents a double bill of politically tinged horror with “The Dead Zone” & “They Live.”

Love STRANGER THINGS, and all those great 1980’s movies that inspired it? Join us for three double-feature matinees celebrating those mid-80’s classics that inspired the Duffer Brothers’ smash-hit Netflix show. This Sunday join local horror screenwriter Ramon Isao (Zombies of Mass Destruction, Dead Body) as we experience the terror of Hallowe’en and Election Day with a double bill of politically tinged horror: Stephen King’s The Dead Zone (1983) and John Carpenter’s They Live (1988).
In The Dead Zone, our hero Johnny awakes from a coma to find he can psychically read the secrets and future of anyone he touches, a dread ability that reaches its terrifying climax when he shakes a political candidate’s hand and realizes his coming presidency will lead to a nuclear apocalypse. Directed by David Cronenberg and starring the imitable Chrisopher Walken, Tom Skerrit, Colleen Dewhurst and Martin Sheen, the film received an R rating for brief nudity and violence. In They Live, a nameless drifter finds a pair of sunglasses that reveal young republicans to be ghastly alien invaders bent on destroying the world through global warming. This cult classic dark satire of the Reagan revolution received an R rating for violence, profanity, and brief nudity.

Our Oct 1 Stranger Things screening is Stand By Me & The Goonies:

On Oct 15 we're showing Fire Starter & Poltergeist:

This program is a part of Booktoberfest. Join all October long as we mix it up in bars and pubs across Seattle in this annual celebration of books, beer and good times. Join us for bookish happy hours, librarian-hosted trivia nights, spooky story nights in area bars and libraries, a literary mixology event where we pair books and drinks, free film screenings and more! Look for Booktoberfest Beer Coasters (funded by The Friends of Seattle Public Library) at all events, and at various venues all across the City. See the full roster of events at
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