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Three Mondays in OctoberFree Admission; Post-film discussions with Williams College faculty
Starring: Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Vanessa Williams
Film screening followed by a discussion with Christian Thorne, Williams College Associate Professor of English and Gretchen Long, Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies.
The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.
- Director: Bernard Rose
- Rating: R
- Runtime: 1 hour 39 minutes
- Genre: Horror
“Are horror movies about race even when they don't seem to be? Do zombies have a race? Do Vampires? These are some of the questions we'll ask after the film.”
– Christian Thorne, Williams College Associate Professor of English
Starring: Yûka, Karina and Kippei Shiina
In Japanese with English subtitles
The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Williams College faculty Lawrence Raab, Christopher Bolton, and Jason Josephson.
35 years ago, a college professor named Norihasa Omori films himself killing 11 of the hotel guests, employees and his own children as a part of his wish to understand reincarnation. Then, he commits suicide. Since then, the footage of the murders has disappeared. In the present day, horror movie director, Ikuo Matsumura, decides to make a film about the massacre. As the date of the shoot draws near, Nagisa Sugiura, the actress who is set to star as Professor Omori's daughter, is haunted by the ghosts of the victims. She begins to hallucinate as she is plagued by nightmares of the killings.
- Director: Takeshi Shimizu
- Rating: Not Rated
- Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes
- Genre: Horror
“Reincarnation takes Japanese Buddhist conceptions of the postmortem fate of the departed and reframes them within the conventions of the Western horror movie genre to startling effect.”
– Jason Josephson, Assistant Professor of Religion at Williams College
Let the Right One In
Starring: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson
In Swedish with English subtitles
The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Williams College faculty members Denise Buell, Lawrence Raab, Jim Shepard and Christian Thorne.
Lonely, 12-year-old Oskar is regularly bullied by his stronger classmates. A new friendship develops when Eli, a pale, serious young girl who only comes out at night moves in next door. Coinciding with her arrival is a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders. As Oskar becomes more aware of Eli’s tragic plight, he cannot forsake her. However, Eli knows that to continue living, she must keep relocating. But when Oskar faces his darkest hour, Eli returns to defend him the only way she can.
- Director: Tomas Alfredson
- Rating: R
- Runtime: 1 hour 55 minutes
- Genre: Drama, Horror
“Tonight's screening of LET THE RIGHT ONE IN is CANCELLED. ”
– Jim Shepard, J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature, and Eloquence
These events are sponsored by the Arts at Williams and The English Department of Williams College.