Creepy Calendar: Sept. 17 – Sept. 23

Gris Grimly's short film "Cannibal Flesh Riot" at The Little Cave in Highland Park on Monday night. Free!

Free screening of Gris Grimly's "Cannibal Flesh Riot" on Monday night at Little Cave in Highland Park.

Unofficially, this is the last week before the Halloween season kicks off with the opening of Knotts Halloween Haunt on September 25th, but especially for Los Angeles area horror fans, your schedule will be packed until then!

On Friday you can hit up the drive in for Wait Until Dark and then scoot over to see a midnight screening of Fright Night with a cast and crew reunion. Saturday night watch Aliens at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, then catch the New Beverly’s midnight screening of The Keep.

Then Sunday, experience real life arachnophobia at the Natural History Museum, which puts you up close with hundreds of spiders – with no glass or net to protect you from them. Even more creepy fun, after the jump…

Friday, September 19 09:00 PM
Hollywood “Mob Mov” Drive In Theatre: Wait Until Dark
“Hollywood MobMov has teamed up with the Steve Allen Theater to give you a spook every Friday till Halloween. It’s simple: You park and tune in your radio, and you’re all set! All screenings begin at 9 p.m. in the parking lot. Screenings also will occur in the theater in case of overflow crowds. Lot opens at 8:30.”
$5 per person
The Steve Allen Theater at the Center for Inquiry – West, 4773 Hollywood Blvd

Friday, September 19 11:59 PM
Fright Night cast and crew reunion screening
Midnight screening! Writer/director Tom Holland in person with the film’s stars Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Stephen Geoffreys, and Jonathan Stark; plus composer Brad Fiedel and special effects artist Randall Cook.
Nuart Theater 11272 Santa Monica Boulevard

Saturday, September 19 08:00 PM
The last cemetery screening of the season! Gates open at 6:30pm.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Saturday, September 20 11:59pm
New Beverly Midnights: The Keep
Presented by Amoeba Music and Phil Blankenship.
New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Blvd.

Sunday, September 21 10:00 AM
Spider Pavilion at the Natural History Museum
Think of it as a petting zoo, but with spiders.
“This walk-through landscaped pavilion is home to hundreds of free roaming spiders and is the first exhibit of its kind in the United States… The Spider Pavilion grants guests the rare opportunity to immerse themselves in the spiders’ habitat and witness the day-to-day lives of these arachnids… Spider Pavilion visitors can get up close to these orb weaver spiders by enjoying tours guided by exhibition interpreters or exploring the enclosed greenhouse area independently.”
Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Boulevard

Monday, September 22 09:00 PM
Gris Grimly’s short film Cannibal Flesh Riot
“Granted, it is a small screen in a small bar with bad speakers, but what better environment for a cheesy film about whiskey guzzling/cigarello puffing ghouls. There is no cover and there will be $3 mystery beers and $5 mystery shots, leaving enough cash in your pocket to buy CFR DVDs, CDs and T-shirts. Not to mention everyone who attends will get a free CFR movie poster.”
Director Gris Grimly will be in attendance.
The Little Cave, 5922 N. Figueroa

Tuesday, September 23 07:00 PM
Bryan Loves You cast and crew signings
Meet the cast and crew of Bryan Loves You, and pick up a copy of the DVD before it officially hits the shelves. Scheduled to appear: Seth Landau and actors Tony Todd, Daniel Roebuck, Brink Stevens, Lloyd Kaufman, Chuck Williams, Daniel Schweiger, Jimmy O and more!
Dark Delicacies, 4213 West Burbank Blvd., Burbank