Can't wait for the new season of Stranger Things to drop? Watched the trailer too many times to count? Buzzing with '80s-loving enthusiasm over all of the nods and references the next episodes are bound to fit in? Hold on to your ecto-blaster, because you're not alone. In fact, the next time a Friday the 13th rolls around, you can head to the Randwick Ritz to share your excitement with a cinema full of other retro horror movie fans.
That'd be Friday October 13, with the eastern suburbs mainstay holding a movie marathon to celebrate the occasion. Expect to dig into a heap of favourites from three decades ago — from a vampire flick from one of the most celebrated female filmmakers around to the ghost movie that'll make you want to touch the screen (or, perhaps not).
Kicking things off is Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark featuring the late, great Bill Paxton, before the Frankenstein take only the '80s and H.P. Lovecraft could make — aka Re-Animator — offers a different kind of unease. Don't fall asleep before the next flick, or you'll be dreaming of Nightmare on Elm Street's red-and-green jumper wearing villain (and a very young Johnny Depp). Finally, the Steven Spielberg-written Poltergeist brings the night to a close with some classic haunted house thrills.
Tickets for all four flicks cost $25, or $20 for members.