Friday Night Films feature ‘Creepy and Chilling’ movies

Sep 27, 2019
From left, Sally Jane Bruce, Billy Chapin and Robert Mitchum in "The Night of the Hunter" (1955, USA).

THOMASTON — The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents a Friday Night Film Series, screening films weekly at 6:30 p.m. in Room 200 of the library, 60 Main St./Route 1 (entrance at the rear).

October 2019 is dedicated to “Creepy and Chilling” films, beginning Oct. 4 with “The Night of the Hunter” (1955, USA). Tall, handsome Rev. Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) — his knuckles eerily tattooed with “LOVE” and “HATE” — roams the countryside spreading the gospel, and leaving a trail of murdered women in his wake. Directed by Charles Laughton. “Spellbinding, ominous, and hauntingly suspenseful, this classic remains one of the most frightening movies ever made.” — Pauline Kael

The unrated film runs 93 minutes. Upcoming in the “Creepy and Chilling” series are: Oct. 11, “The Body Snatcher” (1945, USA) and Oct. 18, “Nosferatu” (1922, Germany).

Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. The Thomaston Academy Building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

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