For the 2018 season the Science Fiction / Horror Movie series will follow two themes: The Science Fiction theme will be time travel and the Horror theme will be witches. Both of these themes are well covered in literature and on screen (big and little). Time travel is a fascinating subject with issues of cause and effect paradoxes and speculation on what the future holds. Witchcraft has also fascinated humanity since the stone age and the idea of people that can cause magical things to happen can be both frightening and exciting.
This is the first of two movie productions of H. G. Wells's The Time Machine novel, the 1960 George Pal production. An inventor of a time machine travels to the distant future expecting an Utopian paradise. He finds the paradise, but it has a dark underside... Approved for all audiences
Saturday January 20, at 7:30pm
In February we will have our first witch movie: The Witches Of Eastwick, featuring Jack Nicholson as a handsome devil that comes visiting three ladies in a rural New England town. All sorts of deviltry ensues... Rated R.
Saturday February 17, at 7:30pm
This is the second of two movie productions of H. G. Wells's The Time Machine novel, the 2002 version by H. G. Wells's grandson. An inventor of a time machine travels to the distant future expecting an Utopian paradise. He finds the paradise, but it has a dark underside... Rated PG-13.
Saturday March 17, at 7:30pm
In April we have Veronica Lake as a witch that tries to use a love potion to ensnare a politician. But as is often the case with love potions things don't turn out as planned, with hilarious results. (This movie was the inspiration for the TV series Bewitched.) Not Rated.
Saturday April 14, at 7:30pm
In June we discover that there are witches living side by side with modern society. Most are "good" ("law" abiding: not using their magic against normal people), but some are "bad" and are using their magic in nefarious ways, and need to be hunted down by The Last Witch Hunter. Rated PG-13.
Saturday June 16, at 7:30pm
In July we have a movie based on Kurt Vonnegut's novel, Slaughterhouse Five, which chronicles the life of Billy Pilgrim, who is a man who is unstuck in time and lives his life out of sequence. Rated R.
Saturday July 14, at 7:30pm
In August it is the Season Of The Witch, where a young woman is transported to a monastery to be exorcised. She is guarded by a group of men, including two that are disillusioned by the things they witnessed during the Crusades and are uncertain that the young woman is really a witch... Rated PG-13.
Saturday August 11, at 7:30pm
In September we see the results of The Philadelphia Experiment, an experiment to try to hide a Navy destroyer during WWII, which is only too successful in unexpected ways... Rated PG.
Saturday September 8, at 7:30pm
In October we have a dysfunctional Puritan Family, that have a teenage daughter who might be a under the influence of The Witch that is rumored to live in the woods... Rated R.
Saturday October 6, at 7:30pm
In December we have the star of a remake of the TV series Bewitched, who ends up having a relationship with his co-star, who is really a witch herself, playing a witch on TV... Rated PG-13.
Saturday December 8, at 7:30pm
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