This month has been an awesome month for the horror/ thriller fan in Roanoke! The Shadowbox keeps proving its love for Halloween and the genre inspired by the gruesome by showing Quentin Tarantino’s “Death Proof”. An homage to charged up car movies and 70’s shock this film stars action great Kurt Russell as an ex stunt driver bent on proving to his victims just how death proof his car is… at least in the driver’s seat. Also starring Rosario Dawson and a slew of other kick-ass stunt girls and beauties this film is not to be missed! Making a special appearance that night at the Shadowbox will be the ACTUAL Death Proof car!!! Sponsored by Ride Solutions & King Screen this film will show on Monday, October 11th at 8pm.
Showing on Wednesday, October 13th at the Shadowbox is one of the craziest Japanese horror/ fantasy films ever created. Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 1977 film “House” (Hausu) tells the story of a young girl with her head in the clouds named Oshare who takes her friends to visit her dying aunt and stumbles upon shocking horrors within the aunt’s secluded home. Featuring an elderly demon aunt and a ferocious white fluffy cat from hell this film will be showing at 8pm on Wednesday. If you dig “House” at the Shadowbox on the 13th then pick up its Criterion release later in the month on the 26th.
On Saturday, October 16th the Bazaar on Brandon Rd. will be hosting quite an awesome show! Roanoke’s own Nancy & 2 Meteors will be sharing the evening with two great fellow Virginia bands. Charlottesville favorite Mr. Baby will be playing along with Manassas natives Who Are The Southern Baptists?. Come out to this show, dance, buy some records, drink some coffee and have fun! This show starts at 9pm, $5.
On Sunday October 17th the Shadowbox will show 1967 horror/comedy/stop-motion/ cult classic “Mad Monster Party”. Starring the voices of horror legend Boris Karloff and comedy icon Phyllis Diller this is a film for the whole family! When Dr. Frankenstein (Karloff) retires from the monster making business he decides to throw a party to name a successor. Everyone is there including Dracula, the Werewolf, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Mummy, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde and many more! Come dance to a skeleton garage rock band playing the film’s original song “Do the Mummy” and laugh at this Halloween inspired, family friendly, animated classic! This showing starts at 2pm, bring the kids!
On that same Sunday (October 17th) one of Harrisonburg’s favorite venues, Clementine’s will be hosting an indie favorite alongside a certain rising Roanoke duo. Xiu Xiu will be headlining the show in support of their new album entitled Dear God, I Hate Myself released by prolific indie label, Kill Rock Stars. Opening the show and fresh off their tour with Jenny & Johnny will be Roanoke Magic Twig duo, Eternal Summers. The Summers will be playing in support of their newest release on Kanine Records entitled Silver. This is a very awesome show that is well worth the trip to Harrisonburg. This show starts at 8pm at Clementine’s.