Film festivals, horror films dominate October in Kansas

There are lots of great movie things happening in October around the state. Here’s a look at what’s going on:

▪  HorrorFest 2017 – Leif Jonker’s local October at the Oldtown Horror Festival goes nationwide in Regal Cinemas around the country and gets a new name: HorrorFest.

It started on Oct. 2 and continues on Mondays and Tuesdays through Halloween.

Up next is the “giant monster double feature” with 1933’s “King Kong” and 1954’s “Them!” – the original oversized ape and ant flicks. The program starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Warren Old Town, 353 N. Mead. Tickets are $10.

Then on Tuesday, Oct. 17, is “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” the original 1984 classic that unleashed cruel serial killer Freddy Krueger upon the world – and way too many sequels and reboots. It will be shown at 7 and 10 p.m. and tickets are $5.

HorrorFest concludes on Oct. 30 and 31 with George A. Romero’s 1968 classic…

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