Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Retro, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Retro Film Series Presents

SATURDAY SLASH-A-THON VOLUME TWO

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2:20 p.m.
Jim Wynorski’s CHOPPING MALL
(R, 1986, 77 min)
Teenagers working at the local mall sneak in and wait until the mall locks up for an intimate party night. The mall has a sophisticated robot security system that goes into attack mode after a malfunction and kills the human guards. Now the teens must run for their lives and try to find a way out of the mall!

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4:20 p.m.
John Carter’s ZOMBIE ISLAND MASSACRE
(R, 1984, 95 min)
A group of Americans, on what they assumed would be a relaxing and fun-filled vacation in the Caribbean, soon find themselves trapped in the island wilderness after their tour bus breaks down. Alone and stranded, the group begin to fall prey to an unknown, voodoo mask-wearing assailant who bumps them off in various nasty ways, ranging from decapitation and evisceration to impalement. As the surviving members of the group frantically search for help, they begin to suspect that not all of them might be who they claim they are, and one of them might be a cold-blooded killer.
Plus, it’s got a score by Harry Manfredini!

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6:50 p.m.
Roger Spottiswoode’s TERROR TRAIN
(R, 1980, 97 min)
A college fraternity prank goes bad, and a student ends up in the mental ward. Four years later, it’s graduation time, and the members of the fraternity decide to have a costume party aboard a train trip to celebrate their graduation. Unknowingly to them, a killer has slipped aboard, whacking them off one by one, disguised in the costumes of the victims. Featuring a queer-tinged script and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner, Ben Johnson, and magician David Copperfield.

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9:00 p.m.
Stephen Carpenter’s THE POWER
(R, 1984, 84 min)
An Aztecan idol is stolen from a professor and ends up in the experimental hands of three high-school students who hold a séance to get in touch with the spirit world. Things start to go wrong when a cemetery worker dies during one of these spirit sessions, and everything goes wrong after the Aztecan god possesses the body of a young man who steals the idol for his own purposes as the horrors of Destacatl is unleashed!

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