Enzian Theater (Facebook Website) will be showcasing a series of scary movies this year as part of its Halloween celebrations in the month of October.

The month-long celebration will feature programs for all ages, including midnight films and cult classics and the Eden Bar will be featuring 13 special “Cocktails of Halloween” as well.

“October is one of our favorite times of the year at Enzian and Eden Bar. The amazing lineup of films, inspired Tiki cocktails, and overall atmosphere on property create an immersive, one-of-a-kind, seasonal experience all month long. Whether you’re seeking classic chilling favorites, obscure foreign horror, family-friendly films, or maybe just some strong spirits, we’ve got you covered.”


Enzian will be offering a Punch Card Contest launching on October 1, when patrons can pick up a “13 Films of Halloween” punch card and receive a punch for each screening they attend, as well as bonus entries for each cocktail they order from Eden Bar during the month, for a chance to win either a $100 bar tab or an annual membership to Enzian. Punch cards are first come, first served, and only 100 will be available.

The films include:

Midnight Movies: THE TOXIC AVENGER
Midnight Saturday, October 2nd

THE TOXIC AVENGER stands with PINK FLAMINGOS and THE EVIL DEAD as one of the most gleefully offensive “midnight movies” of the twentieth century. Now, this 1980s horror classic returns to the big screen in a big way! Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy janitor at the local health club. A gang of thugs devise a cruel hoax that goes horribly wrong and Melvin is cast through a third-story window into a vat of toxic waste. However, an unexpected metamorphosis takes place. As the chemicals take hold of his body, Melvin turns into the Toxic Avenger, doer of good, and brutal mauler of evil! The excitement is non-stop as Toxie sets out to single-handedly wipe out the forces of evil that torment the people of Tromaville.

USA, 1984, 82 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Michael Herz & Lloyd Kaufman

Cult Classics: FREDDY VS. JASON
9:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 5

Two horror icons face off in this supernatural movie. Disfigured serial killer Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), who attacks his victims in their dreams, has lost much of his power since citizens of his town have become less afraid of him. Enlisting the help of fellow violent murderer Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger), Freddy orchestrates a new killing spree. However, when the hockey-mask-wearing psychopath won’t stop chopping up Freddy’s intended victims, the two ghouls start to battle each other.

Canada | USA, 2003, 97 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Ronny Yu

Saturday Matinee Classics: THE BLOB (1958)
Noon Saturday, October 9

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve (Steven McQueen) and his best girl, Jane (Aneta Corseaut), as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man and grow to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave (Earl Rowe) refuses to believe the kids without proof.

USA, 1958, 86 minutes, Directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. & Russell S. Doughten Jr.

Midnight Saturday, October 9

Showing an even seedier side of 1970s New York than TAXI DRIVER, Abel Ferrara’s landmark art-horror debut provides a look back to when Manhattan was an unforgiving labyrinth, a city of sleaze-inciting panic and inspiring an era of filmmaking that has rarely been equaled. Starving artist Reno (played by director Abel Ferrara) lives in a squalid tenement and is plagued with nightmarish visions. Tenuously clinging to sanity, Reno loses it when a punk band moves in next door and he takes to the streets to vent his rage . . . with a power drill. DRILLER KILLER strikes a terrific balance between punk atmosphere and horror shocks — and as a bonus, features some of the most repulsive on-screen pizza-eating ever!

USA, 1979, 96 minutes, Not Rated, Directed by Abel Ferrara

Cult Classics: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008)
9:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 12

When Oskar (Kåre Hedebrant), a sensitive, bullied 12-year-old boy living with his mother in suburban Sweden, meets his new neighbor, the mysterious and moody Eli (Lina Leandersson), they strike up a friendship. Initially reserved with each other, Oskar and Eli slowly form a close bond, but it soon becomes apparent that she is no ordinary young girl. Eventually, Eli shares her dark, macabre secret with Oskar, revealing her connection to a string of bloody local murders.

Sweden, 2008, 115 minutes, Rated R, In Swedish and Spanish with English subtitles, Directed by Tomas Alfredson

Popcorn Flicks in the Park: THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES
8 p.m. Thursday, October 14

In a desperate attempt to reach his ill wife, organist Anton Phibes (Vincent Price) is horrifically disfigured in a car accident and presumed dead. When he learns that his wife died during an operation, Phibes blames her surgeons and plots an elaborate revenge to punish them for their incompetence. With the help of a mute assistant (Virginia North), Phibes creates a mask resembling his own face and murders the surgeons one by one using bizarre methods inspired by the biblical plagues.

UK, 1971, 94 minutes, Rated PG-13, Directed by Robert Fuest

11 a.m. Saturday, October 16

Stay after the screening for a discussion on Nosferatu the Vampyre and Bram Stoker’s Dracula, led by Dr. Jill Jones of Rollins College’s English Department, who regularly lectures on American Literature and popular culture.

Werner Herzog’s only horror film is as rich with artistry and tragedy as his most grounded, human work. It is 1850 in the beautiful, perfectly-kept town of Wismar. Jonathan Harker (Bruno Ganz, DOWNFALL; WINGS OF DESIRE) is leaving on a long journey over the Carpathian Mountains to finalize real estate arrangements with a wealthy nobleman. His wife Lucy (POSSESSION’s Isabelle Adjani) begs him not to go and is troubled by a strong premonition of danger. Despite her warnings, Jonathan arrives four weeks later at a large, gloomy castle. Out of the mist appears a pale, wraith-like figure with deep-sunken eyes who identifies himself as Count Dracula (Klaus Kinski). The events that transpire slowly convince Harker that he is in the presence of a vampire. Even still, he doesn’t realize the magnitude of danger he, his wife, and his town are about to experience.

West Germany | France, 1979, 107 minutes, In English, Rated PG, Directed by Werner Herzog

Midnight Movies: DONNIE DARKO
Midnight Saturday, October 16

During the presidential election of 1988, a teenager named Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) sleepwalks out of his house one night and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world will end in 28 days. When Donnie returns home, he finds that a jet engine has crashed into his bedroom. Is Donnie living in a parallel universe, is he suffering from mental illness – or will the world really end?

USA, 2001, 113 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Richard Kelly

Cult Classics: THIR13EN GHOSTS
9:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 19

A state-of-the-art remake of the classic William Castle horror film about a family that inherits a spectacular old house from an eccentric uncle. There’s just one problem: the house seems to have a dangerous agenda all its own. Trapped in their new home by strangely shifting walls, the family encounters powerful and vengeful entities that threaten to annihilate anyone in their path.

USA | Canada, 2001, 91 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Steve Beck

Midnight Movies: HAUSU
Midnight Saturday, October 23

As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions, all realized by Obayashi via mattes, animation, and collage effects. Equally absurd and nightmarish, HOUSE might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet. Never before available on home video in the United States, it’s one of the most exciting cult discoveries in years.

Japan, 1977, 88 minutes, Not Rated, In Japanese with English subtitles, Directed by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Kid’s Halloween Party featuring THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
10:30 a.m. Sunday, October 24

The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

USA, 1993, 76 minutes, Rated PG, Directed by Tim Burton

Cult Classics: POSSESSION
9:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 26

Easily the most harrowing divorce drama ever made, Zuławski’s one-of-a-kind genre pastiche has spy Sam Neill returning to his Berlin home from a mission abroad to discover that wife Isabelle Adjani wants suddenly to split up. Launching an investigation into the reasons for her ever-more-alarming behavior, he discovers a truth more sinister (and nauseating) than his wildest suspicions, as Zuławski’s highly-choreographed cinematic delirium and Andrzej Korzyński’s pulsating score push things light-years past over-the-top. Adjani won a César for her performance, one of the most grueling ever caught on films, though later reflected that the palpable ordeal she put herself through on the movie was nearly enough to make her leave acting behind.

France | West Germany, 1981, 124 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Andrzej Zulawski

Midnight Movies: TOURIST TRAP
Midnight Saturday, October 30

Tanya Roberts Tribute

The roads of America hold many dangers. These include — but are not limited to — talking mannequins, telekinetic fiends, and acid-tinged facials. In other words, welcome to TOURIST TRAP! The mysterious Mr. Slausen (Chuck Conners) owns a dilapidated roadside attraction in the woods. When a carload of road-tripping party people arrives on his doorstep, Slausen introduces them to a whole new grade of nightmare fuel. Produced by Charles Band (RE-ANIMATOR, GHOULIES) and featuring production design by Robert Burns (THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE), TOURIST TRAP is an elegant, nerve-shredding slasher that set the gold standard for thousands of car-broke-down-in-a-maniac’s-front-yard movies.

USA, 1979, 90 minutes, Rated PG, Directed by David Schmoeller

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