It’s a scientific fact that nothing beats October. The weather is awesome, Halloween is lurking around the corner, and businesses go nuts with “Rocktober” and “Shocktober” events. In the case of the latter, the Avalon Theater and Rosebud Cinema are going especially nuts with their third annual “Shocktoberfest.” Spread out over two late-October weekends (plus Halloween Eve and Halloween night), the ridiculously stacked fest features old and new classics, a ton of fan requests, and absolutely no repeats from previous years. How about a 4K remaster of Dario Argento’s original Suspiria? The George Romero/Stephen King anthology mashup Creepshow? Modern anthology classic Trick ‘r Treat? How about The CraftPet Sematary, Beetlejuice, Rosemary’s Baby, the original Evil Dead, and more? Hell, even Young Frankenstein is in there.

Get the full schedule (complete with ticket links) below, ladies and ghouls. All tickets are $5.

AVALON THEATER

Suspiria (1977) (4K remaster)
Friday, October 13, 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 10 p.m.

Young Frankenstein (1974)
Saturday, October 14, 10:30 a.m.

Pet Sematary (1989)
Friday, October 20, 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 21, 10 p.m.

Creepshow (1982)
Friday, October 27, 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 10 p.m.

Beetlejuice (1988)
Saturday, October 28, noon
Sunday, October 29, noon

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Monday, October 30, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 31, 7 p.m.

Trick ‘r Treat (2007)
Monday, October 30, 10 p.m.
Tuesday, October 31, 10 p.m.

ROSEBUD CINEMA

The Craft (1996)
Friday, October 13, 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 10 p.m.

The Omen (1976)
Friday, October 20, 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 21, 10 p.m.

Fright Night (1985)
Friday, October 27, 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 28, 10 p.m.

The Evil Dead (1981)
Monday, October 30, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 31, 7 p.m.

About The Author

Matt Wild
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In his spare time, Matt Wild enjoys collecting 8-bit Nintendo games (emulation is for creeps) and fondly remembering the time Milwaukee weatherman Vince Condella caused a stir at his Catholic grade school by showing up with an earring. He lives on Milwaukee's East Side.