Escapism Film Fest
Revenge of the nards: Anniversary screening of The Monster Squad headlines


Escapism Film Festival
Carolina Theatre, Durham
Oct. 5-7

“Wolfman’s got nards!” If that line rings a bell, then this weekend’s Escapism Film Festival at the Carolina Theatre may be for you.

Billed as an “attempt to capture whatever’s hot in the movies,” highlights of this year’s festival include an uncut version of the grindhouse classic Maniac with director William Lustig in attendance, anniversary screenings of Tron and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, the new, ultra-escapist doc In the Shadow of the Moon (read our review), and a special anniversary screening of 1987’s The Monster Squad that features appearances by cast members Ashley Bank and Cary resident André Gower.

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