BUFS treats movie-goers to creepy fare this Halloween

Some may say that zombie films have been done to death recently, but if you’re not trick-or-treating this Halloween, BUFS invites you to find out why The Dead Don’t Die this Thursday at 7 p.m.

Ravenous resource extraction prompts this particular version of the zombie apocalypse-polar fracking that has tilted the world off its axis and sent nature awry. In the small town of Centerville, a population of unremarkable people played by remarkable actors tries to come to terms with the resulting carnage and with the complex needs of the zombies, which are not just “brains,” but also “wifi,” “coffee” and “Xanax.”

“This is an end-of-the-world party with an appealing guest list and inviting, eccentric décor,” says A. O. Scott of the New York Times. “The consumption of human flesh just keeps it interesting, and the crepuscular light — shot by the ghoulishly gifted cinematographer Frederick Elmes — gives it a bewitching, Halloween ambience.”

Jim Jarmusch’s latest played on opening night at Cannes and was nominated for a Palme d’Or. It features “the greatest zombie cast ever disassembled,” including Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adam Driver and Tom Waits.

Tickets for all BUFS shows are available at the Film House in the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (PAC) on the evening of screenings. General admission is $9.50 or $7 for Film House members, plus tax. Free BUFS memberships are also available on screening nights.

Visit the BUFS web page for this season’s selection, with additional titles being added to the calendar as they are confirmed. Look for the red B that indicates a BUFS-hosted screening.

For more than 40 years, BUFS has been bringing the best in independent and art house cinema to the Niagara region. The society is supported by the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Brock.

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