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THE INNOCENCE OF CHILDREN

September & October at the Trylon

We’ve poisoned their water, punched open their ozone, melted their polar ice caps, and told them to go to bed. Now they’ve come for their revenge! This eight-film series, spanning four decades and three continents, suggests that our children are going to be the death of us.

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Past Films in this Series

Starts Sun, September 16

THE INNOCENTS

(1961, DCP, 100m) dir Jack Clayton w/Deborah Kerr, Martin Stephens, Pamela Franklin. When governess Miss Giddens (Kerr) takes on a new job, she finds that something seems not right with her two young wards. Director Clayton’s superbly shot black-and-white Cinemascope film is one of deepest foreboding. SUN 6:00 MON/TUES 7:00 9:15

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Starts Sun, September 23

RINGU

(1998, DCP, 96m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Hideo Nakata w/Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi. After viewing a cursed videotape, and given only seven days to live, a reporter (Nanako) scrambles to unlock the mystery. Based on a popular Kôji Suzuki novel and later reborn as the surprise Hollywood blockbuster The Ring, Hideo’s film is a horrifying vision of irresponsibility and cruelty. SUN 7:00 MON/TUES 7:00 9:00

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Starts Sun, September 30

SPIDER BABY OR, THE MADDEST STORY EVER TOLD

(1967, DCP, 81m) dir Jack Hill w/Lon Chaney, Jr., Jill Banner, Sid Haig. When three demented and dangerous siblings suffering from Merrye Syndrome are orphaned, a relative comes to inherit their home—and a cannibal orgy ensues. Spider Baby is a 1960s cult classic. SUN 7:30 MON/TUES 7:00 8:45

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Starts Sun, October 7

VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED

(1960, 35mm, 77m) dir Wolf Rilla w/George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn. The inhabitants of the English village of Midwich inexplicably fall unconscious. Upon awakening, all the women of childbearing age are pregnant. When the offspring are born, there’s something strange about them. Village is a delirious treat. SUN 7:30 MON/TUES 7:00 8:45

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Starts Sun, October 14

WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?

(1976, DCP, 112m, Spanish w/English subtitles) dir Narciso Ibáñez Serrador w/Lewis Flander, Prunella Ransome, Antonio Iranzo. Landing on an island, Tom and Evelyn (Flander and Ransome) are surprised to learn there are no adults around. The children they encounter seem odd at first, but then prove to be capable of unspeakable horrors. Long unavailable in the U.S., this film is presented in a brand-new 4K restoration. SUN 8:00 MON/TUES 7:00 9:00

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Starts Sun, October 21

IT’S ALIVE

(1974, 35mm, 91m) dir Larry Cohen w/John P. Ryan, Sharon Farrell, Andrew Duggan. When Frank and Lenore Davies (Ryan and Farrell) have a baby, they’re greeted in the delivery room by a monster. Cohen could have made this film a silly satire, but instead he earnestly depicted a father’s search for a wayward son. Presented on a rare 35mm collector’s print thanks to the generous support of the Cult Film Collective. SUN 7:45 MON/TUES 7:00

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Starts Sun, October 28

THE OMEN

(1976, DCP, 111m) dir Richard Donner w/Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Billie Whitelaw. The son of U.S. diplomat Robert Thorn (Peck) is murdered and replaced by an orphan. Soon, portents of ill will and mysterious deaths surround this boy, whose name is Damien. SUN 6:45 MON/TUES 7:00 9:15

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Starts Wed, October 31

HAUSU

(1977, 35mm, 88m, Japanese w/English subtitles) dir Nobuhiko Ôbayashi w/Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba. This cult masterpiece, comprised of bizarre set pieces, subtle humor, and surreal deaths, still feels fresh today, 40 years after it was made. Come join us for this Trylon Halloween tradition—for the first or the 21st time. WED/THU 7:00 9:00

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