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The Shining; courtesy of Warner Brothers
Halloween DVD Peeks to Shriek: Part II
Greetings and salutations* film ghouls and ghoulettes. Unless you’ve been buried alive or sleeping in an urban catacomb all month, you probably know the witchiest of witching hours is upon us. So sound the horns from hell, it’s great Hallow’s Eve here in the Yay Area so get ready to get weird.
Some people gorge on chocolate, others hit the gym. Me? I head straight for a mani-pedi when I need to de-stress after a killer week. (Remember that scene from Legally Blonde where Reese Witherspoon, aka Elle, comes to a screeching halt in front of a nail salon after finding out the traumatic news that her ex has a new fiancée?). I’m always down to scour the city— from luxe spas to mom-and-pop shops—in search of an excellent, not to mention sanity-saving, nail job.
Shaun of the Dead; courtesy of Paramount Pictures UK
Greetings and salutations film nerds, here are some Halloween movies to get you in the mood for tricks and treats. Until next time, be bad and get into trouble baby.*
Film Happenings Around Town
The Good, the Bad and the Sick The ‘80s Stephen King Weekend (Castro Theatre)
Uber-hip French electro duo Justice played a monumental set in support of their highly acclaimed debut album † at Mezzanine on Wednesday, October 10. Complete with cross-shaped glowsticks and a sound system decorated by a gigantic illuminated crucifix, Justice played a remarkable show that lasted until early morning. The dance-ready crowd warmed up to the electronic-infused rock sounds of Australian outfit Midnight Juggernauts.
Toronto, Canada-based thrash-electro duo Crystal Castles brought their punk-meets-Atari sound to Mezzanine on Saturday, October 6. SF experimental dance outfit Lemonade, Parisian electro group Toxic Avenger and Oakland's Off Campus started off the night.