Scary movies at the Latchis

BRATTLEBORO — As October darkens its way toward Halloween, Latchis Arts presents "Fright That Grows," a series of progressively scary movies on Saturdays and Sundays in October at 4 p.m. Admission to all series movies is by donation, and proceeds benefit Latchis Arts.

"Fright That Grows" continues on Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. with "Little Shop of Horrors," the 1986 musical starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and Steve Martin. A fan favorite, "Little Shop of Horrors" is Rated PG-13 and runs 94 minutes. "This wild and witty musical is great fun," opined Geoff Andrew of Time Out, one of the critics responsible for its 90-percent approval rating on Rotten Tomates.

On Oct. 21 and 22, "Fright That Grows" features "Shaun of the Dead," this genre-bending blend of scariness and satire from 2004. "It's a bloody fun time and a wonderful display of how parody should be done," wrote Chad Nelson of the Detroit Metro News. With a 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes, "Shaun of the Dead" is Rated R and runs 97 minutes.

"Fright That Grow" reaches its harrowing conclusion on Oct. 28 and 29 with "The Exorcist." One of the scariest films of all time, "The Exorcist" set the standard in 1973 and remains so today. "The Exorcist, with its excellent cast, mounting intensity and ingeniously constructed surprises, is still a commanding achievement," wrote Desmond Ryan of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Starring Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow and Jason Miller, "The Exorcist" is Rated R and runs two hours.

Proceeds from donations at these movies benefit the non-profit Latchis Arts. For more information, visit


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