New York’s top horror festival—bringing you the genre’s best from around the globe—is back with a vengeance, from July 14-20, 2017 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. This year’s tenth anniversary edition offers an exhilarating week of terrifying and gruesome shockers, featuring a host of hair-raising premieres and rediscoveries, guest appearances and giveaways. Occultism, zombie action, home invasions, survival thrillers, Victorian-era slashers, and creepy clowns are all on tap, in addition to films that play on the very human fears associated with sexual desire and motherhood. Our tenth birthday celebration also includes a quartet of delightfully nasty party-themed flicks from the 1970s and ’80s, and an evening with comedy legend Bob Balaban—who (in our book) is also a legend in the horror field. Scary Movies X is sponsored by IFC Midnight, a leading distributor of genre entertainment.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film. Via year-round programming and discussions; its annual New York Film Festival; and its publications, including Film Comment, the U.S.’s premier magazine about films and film culture, the Film Society endeavors to make the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broader audience, as well as to ensure that it will remain an essential art form for years to come.
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