The Nightlight’s late-nite series screening serious scares this season

In addition to all the incredible indie and art films already part of the programming at The Nightlight, the cinephiles there recently launched a guest-curated series of late-night movies. It returns for the fall with an incredible mix of horror fan staples, overlooked treats and cult classics–meaning both movies that have a cult following and movies about cults.

Here’s the upcoming schedule with descriptions provided by The Nightlight. For more information or to buy your tickets directly, visit


Zach Nelson (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) is perhaps best known to Nightlight audiences as the guy who did the amazing fan posters for Only Lovers Left Alive, Snowpiercer, House, and What We Do in the Shadows. Having already shared his passion for films already slated to play at The Nightlight, Z is now being asked to select a few of his own.

September 26-27
suspiria1Suspiria (1977)
11:30 p.m. on September 26th, 9:30pm on September 27th
Tickets are $9.00

“Roses are red, violets are blue, the iris is the flower, that will be the end of YOU!” Suspiria is classic giallo horror, as grandiose and glossy as it is gory. Largely considered Argento’s masterpiece, Suspiria is the first in a trilogy about “The Three Mothers”, three ancient witches residing in three different modern cities.

October 3-4
The Wicker Man (1973)
11:30 p.m. on October 3rd, 9:30pm on October 4th
Tickets are $9.00

The late Christopher Lee stars in The Wicker Man, a tale of a devout Christian cop who travels to a Scottish island inhabited by some very strange folks…pagans, we think. As May Day approaches, so does the shock of a lifetime.


zombie_02_0Eugene Weaver (North Canton, OH) is one half of the local podcast, “Movie Freaks,” which can be subscribed to on iTunes. Along with co-host, Erik Marner, the Movie Freaks are lovers and collectors of all films cult and Italian. Eugene wanted to pack his schedule out with four films by Italian horror director Lucio Fulci, “the Godfather of Gore.”

October 9
The House by the Cemetery (1981)
11:30 p.m.
Tickets are $9.00

Can anyone survive the demented marauding zombies in… The House by the Cemetery?! The Shining-like story of Fulci’s final entry in the “The Gates of Hell” trilogy fades away in favor of atmosphere and imagery.

October 10
ZombieZombie (1979)
11:30 p.m.
Tickets are $9.00

Zombie poses itself as an unofficial sequel to George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. Tisa Farrow (Mia’s sister), stars in this well-made shocker featuring a zombie fighting a Great White shark underwater, and much, much more.

October 16
City of the Living Dead (1980)
11:30 p.m.
Tickets are $9.00

Don’t you hate it when you unwittingly open a portal to Hell? That’s what happens when a priest commits suicide. A psychic and journalist team up to quell the resulting maelstrom of awakened undead.

October 17
The Beyond (1981)
11:30 p.m.
Tickets are $9.00

This hair-raising horror film features a very hungry hotel, built over one of the seven gateways to Hell. Bodies? It’ll devour those. Souls? Yes, please.


The Nightlight’s programmer, Kurtiss Hare (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) is throwing his hat in the ring this round. Here’s his All Hallow’s Eve get-down.

October 23-24
monster-squad-posterThe Monster Squad (1987)
11:30 p.m.
Tickets are $9.00

“You know who to call when you have ghosts, but who do you call when you have monsters?” The Monster Squad, of course! Kurtiss: “I’ll never forget the first time I watched this on VHS at an overnight birthday party. Especially the scene where we find out, ‘Wolfman’s got nards!’”

October 30-31
the shiningThe Shining (1980)
11:30 p.m.
Tickets are $9.00

Is this the best horror film ever made or the best film ever made? Stanley Kubrick’s fastidious framing and seemingly bizarre, deliberate inconsistencies make The Shining a hotbed for chilling conspiracies. House gushing blood? Check. Creepy twins? Check. See One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest-era Jack Nicholson go increasingly insane over his inability to finish a novel.