Halloween and other Carpenter classics: The Astor is hosting an all-night horror movie marathon

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Halloween and other Carpenter classics: The Astor is hosting an all-night horror movie marathon

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A still from: Halloween, dir. John Carpenter (1978)
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"It's Halloween. Everyone's entitled to one good scare."

Melbourne’s own Astor Theatre is bringing back its legendary overnight horror movie marathon this Halloween season. This year, they’re celebrating 75 years of the Master of Horror, John Carpenter, for a seven-movie marathon on Saturday, October 28.

Astor Theatre Halloween overnight movie marathon

  • When: October 28
  • Where: Astor Theatre
  • Films: Christine, Halloween, They Live, The Fog, Escape from New York, Prince of Darkness, In the Mouth of Madness (plus more)

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Starting at 8:00 pm on the dot, immerse yourself in the eerie worlds crafted by Carpenter.

The lineup features a chilling array of classics, with standout titles including the 40th-anniversary screening of Christine, the groundbreaking Halloween, the mind-bending They Live, the mist-shrouded The Fog, the dystopian Escape from New York, the otherworldly Prince of Darkness, and the mind-bending In the Mouth of Madness. And if that isn’t enough to whet your horror appetite, expect a few hair-raising surprises along the way!

Over the years The Astor has screened classic films from the Marx Brothers to the Blues Brothers, from A Day at the Races to Apocalypse Now, from Metropolis to Star Wars, from Dr Zhivago to Reservoir Dogs, augmented by the latest releases of the day.

The Astor Theatre, known for its vintage charm and cinematic history, is the perfect backdrop for a night of terror-filled entertainment. With its plush red velvet seats and ornate décor, it transports you back to the golden age of cinema, adding an extra layer of spookiness to your Carpenter-Thon experience.

This spine-tingling night promises to be a delightful trip down memory lane for long-time Carpenter fans and a perfect introduction for those new to his cinematic mastery.

It all goes down at the Astor Theatre on October 28. Grab your tickets to the movie madness by heading here.

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