Januscary in Pittsburgh!

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will be showing five horror films at the Harris Theater in downtown Pittsburgh from January 1-6, 2022.

Click on any of the titles of the movies to see our reviews, as we saw several of these at Fantastic Fest this year.

Saturday, January 1 — The Thing: Kick off Januscary with a FREE screening of The Thing when you purchase tickets to the other films in this series! Do we have to tell you just how important this movie is? I sure hope not!

Saturday, January 1 – Thursday, January 6 — Hellbender: Toby Poser, John Adams, and their daughters Zelda and Lulu made The Deeper You Dig and this film follows that with the tale of a mother and daughter who share a love of metal, isolation and witchcraft before the lur eof power takes hold. Get more info here.

Sunday, January 2 – Monday, January 3 — Night DriveRussell is a driver in Los Angeles who’s reeling from a series of bad decisions. While his life seems to be caught in a downward spiral, a business proposition from an alluring but enigmatic passenger named Charlotte proves too good to turn down. Get more info here.

Sunday, January 2 — Eyes of Fire: The seminal American folk horror film, unavailable on home video for decades, is playing JanuScary as a new 4K restoration from Severin Films and AGFA. An adulterous preacher is ejected from a small British colony with his motley crew of followers, who make their way downriver to establish a new settlement but wander into the heart of darkness in a film that definitely inspired The Witch. Get more info here.

Tuesday, January 4 — Let the Wrong One In: Matt is a little too nice for his own good. When he discovers that his older brother Deco has turned into a vampire, he’s faced with a dilemma: Will he risk his own life to help his sibling, with blood being thicker than water? Also — Giles from Buffy is in this. Ticket info is here.

Wednesday, January 5 — We’re All Going to the World’s FairCasey, an isolated high schooler, has decided to take the World’s Fair Challenge, a role-playing horror game with the alleged power to enact real-world body modifications and emotional effects. Showtimes and more info are here.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Harris Theater is one of the most active arts facilities in the region showing art films nearly every day of the year. Formerly known as the Art Cinema, the Harris Theater represents a milestone in the redevelopment of Liberty Avenue. The Art Cinema was the first moving picture house in Pittsburgh to commercially show art movies until competition from other city theaters led to its conversion to an adult movie house in the 1960s. As part of its mission to transform the Cultural District, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust purchased and restored the facility. That may make us sad a little — yes, we love that Pittsburgh got nicer downtown but we do love a scuzzy theater — but hey, the Harris is BYOB!

For more info, visit The Harris Theater website.

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