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Classic & Campy: Catch a Horror Film in Metro Detroit

By: Amber Ogden | October 9, 2015

Whether you’re a horror aficionado or someone who watches with mostly closed eyes through the cracks in your fingers, there’s no doubt that now is the time of year people seem to enjoy horror movies the most.

If you’re looking to take in a scary movie (or two) throughout the course of the next few weeks, head to one of the following independent movie theaters in southeast Michigan for a serious fright:

The Penn Theatre of downtown Plymouth shows Shock-tober Classics on Thursdays this month, including “Bride of Frankenstein” on Oct. 15, “Young Frankenstein” on Oct. 22 and “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” on Oct. 29.

All tickets cost $3 and you can find showtimes here.

The Main Art Theatre of Royal Oak celebrates all things Halloween with its midnight madness series of films every Friday and Saturday night at 11:59 p.m. Check out “A Nightmare on Elm Street” on Oct. 16 and 17, “Nosferatu” on Oct. 23 and 24 or “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Oct. 30 and 31.

All midnight show tickets cost $7, leaving you plenty of leftover cash for snacks.

The State Theatre, located in Ann Arbor, shows a variety of cult horror classics throughout the month of October on Saturdays at 11:59 p.m. Horror fans will love “A Nightmare on Elm Street” on Oct. 10, “John Carpenter’s They Live” on Oct. 17 and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Oct. 24.

Tickets cost $8, and you can purchase them online to avoid waiting in line the night of.

The Redford Theatre has a great array of upcoming horror films, including “The Birds” on Oct. 16 through 18 and “Marine” On Oct. 17, both of which include an in-person appearance from Hitchcock film star, Tippi Hedren!

Be sure to also check out “Young Frankenstein” on Oct. 23, and “E.T.” or “John Carpenter’s Halloween” on Oct. 31.

If all of this sounds fine and dandy but you’re in more of a Netflix and chill mood, consider renting a scary film with ties to southeast Michigan instead. In that case, go for “The Evil Dead” series or “Scream 4.”

Don’t forget to sleep with the lights on.