Haunted Movie Series: Hocus Pocus

Salem, MA, Hocus Pocus

Magic 106.7 hosts weekly movie nights in October on Salem Common.

300 years after the Sanderson Sisters were executed for witchcraft in Salem, MA, the trio is brought back to the living world by Max, teenager lighting the mysterious black flame candle within the witches’ house. It’s up to Max, along with the help of friend Alison and sister Dani, to spend their Halloween night fighting to put an end to the Sanderson Sisters for good.

Movie starts at 6:00 PM, other entertainment will be available on Salem Common beginning at 2:00 PM

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Salem, MA, Rocky Horror Picture Show

Visit CinemaSalem for a showing of popular cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadow cast by the Teseracte Players of Boston! Show starts at 11:59 pm.

Tickets ($10) may be purchased in advance at CinemaSalem.com. (Film is rated R).

Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named ‘Rocky.’

Haunted Movie Series: ParaNorman

Magic 106.7 hosts weekly movie nights in October on Salem Common.

ParaNorman, starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse follows a young boy who finds himself caught in a local curse upon realizing that he can speak to the dead. Film debuted in 2012 and is rated PG.

Movie starts at 6:00 PM, other entertainment will be available on Salem Common beginning at 2:00 PM.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Salem, MA, Rocky Horror Picture Show

Visit CinemaSalem for a showing of popular cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadow cast by the Teseracte Players of Boston! Show starts at 11:59 pm.

Tickets ($10) may be purchased in advance at CinemaSalem.com. (Film is rated R).

Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named ‘Rocky.’

Haunted Movie Series: Casper

Magic 106.7 hosts weekly movie nights in October on Salem Common.

Casper starring Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, and Cathy Moriarty, follows a paranormal investigator and his daughter on a trip to an abandoned house with a few frightful (but one friendly) ghosts. Film debuted in 1995 and is rated PG.

Movie starts at 6:00 PM, other entertainment will be available on Salem Common beginning at 2:00 PM.

Haunted Movie Series: Ghostbusters

Salem, MA, Ghostbusters

Magic 106.7 hosts weekly movie nights in October on Salem Common.

“Ghostbusters,” starring Bill Murray, Danny Aykroyd, and Sigourney Weaver, follows a group of parapsychology professors who attempt to start a business in ghost removal services. Film debuted in 1984, and is rated PG.

Movie starts at 6:00 PM, other entertainment will be available on Salem Common beginning at 2:00 PM.

Women with Guts

Salem Horror Fest partners with Rue Morgue Magazine to celebrate women in horror for the New England premiere of SXSW hit Tragedy Girls!

The screening will be paired with Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood followed by a post-credit Q&A with the film’s stars Lar Park Lincoln and man behind the mask, Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees) moderated by The Faculty of Horror hosts Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West.

The celebration will also feature a reading by FunDead Publications, comedy by Kylie Alexander, and a midnight paranormal investigation with Shari Marie DeBenedetti from Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters (admission to investigation sold separately).

Rue Morgue Library’s Women With Guts: Horror Heroines From Film, TV, and Print is now available for pre-order.

“The Haunting” Film Showing

A scientist, skeptic, psychic and lesbian question reality as they explore a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of death and insanity in this 1963 horror classic.

Film will be shown at the Peabody Essex Museum, and tickets when available may be purchased online.

Salem Haunted Happenings 2017

A festive celebration of Halloween and fall in New England, more than 250,000 people come to Salem Haunted Happenings each year.  Events include a Grand Parade, the Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair, Family Film Nights on Salem Common, costume balls, ghost tours, haunted houses, live music, and chilling theatrical presentations. An ABA Top 100 Event.

“Gods and Monsters” Film Showing

The last days and career of renown gay horror director James Whale (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man) are explored in this biographical drama set in the time following the Korean War.

Film will be shown at the Peabody Essex Museum, and tickets may be purchased online when available.

“Matinee” Film Showing & Panel

The escalation of the Cuban Missile Crisis collides with the premiere of a new atomic-age monster picture, MANT. This comedic homage to legendary producer William Castle celebrates the joy of horror cinema and theatrical gimmicks in one of Joe Dante’s (Gremlins, The Burbs, The Howling) most underrated films.

Film will be shown at the Peabody Essex Museum. Tickets are $20 for presale or $25 for general admission, or guests may purchase a VIP All Access ticket for admission into the M Lamar concert, and all Salem Horror Fest screenings, panel discussions, exhibits, and celebrity appearances for $199. Ticket information is available at SalemHorror.com.

“Night of the Living Dead” Film Showing

1968. America is at war with itself as the walking dead rise from within the crumbing facade of daily of life. Taking shelter in an abandoned farm house, seven strangers must navigate their differences before the boarded walls give way to the ravenous zombie horde.

This festival debut screening will honor Duane Jones as the first recipient of the Salem Horror Award for his cultural contribution to the cinema as one of the first positive portrayals of a person of color on the big screen.

Film will be shown at the Peabody Essex Museum, and tickets may be purchased online once available.

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