Hollywood Avondale becomes “Horrorwood” this October


Hollywood Avondale is playing a heap of tasty horror in their iconic theatre throughout October, and they’ve just released their month-long programme. Find out more about what they are playing, and how to win double passes to opening night film Saint Maud.

UPDATE 21/09: Competition entries are now closed and winners have been contacted.

UPDATE 16/09: The new Candyman was originally scheduled to screen but has sadly been removed from the schedule. Variety reports that the film won’t see a release till 2021. Fortunately, the original Candyman will still be showing.

Auckland’s iconic Hollywood Avondale has announced its transformation into Horrorwood – a month-long programme of over 30 features for horror-lovers this October. The line-up includes exciting new films, like A24’s religious horror Saint Maud, as well as cult classics, such as the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and some truly bizarre oddities, à la Blood Freak. Cinema purists will appreciate the numerous 35mm presentations on offer as well as double-feature screenings like Scream 1 & 2 playing back-to-back.

Opening night film Saint Maud will screen exclusively at the Hollywood during October, ahead of its theatrical release overseas.

Horrorwood concludes with a very special screening presented by Shudder: John Carpenter’s The Fog in 4D FOGARAMA. It’s described as an immersive cinema experience “in which at key moments in the film, the audience itself will be engulfed by a mysterious fog. The Hollywood cannot guarantee what else will be in the fog.”

See also:
* Films now playing at Hollywood Avondale
* All films now playing in NZ cinemas
* The best horror films of the decade

See below for the full line-up and screening times. Click on the titles for ticket booking information or visit hollywoodavondale.nz.


Saint Maud
Thursday 1 October 7.30pm
Sunday 25 October 5.00pm
Wednesday 28 October 7.30pm
Friday 30 October 7.00pm
Rated TBC

Scream 1 & 2
Double feature
35mm Presentation
Friday 2 October 7.30pm & 9.45pm
R16

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Saturday 3 October 7.30pm
R18

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Saturday 3 October 9.30pm
R18

Cat People (1982)
Sunday 4 October 5.00pm
R18

The Hunger (1983)
Sunday 4 October 7.30pm
R18

Underwater (2020)
Cheap Mondays
Monday 5 October 7.30pm
R13

Scare Me
Wednesday 7 October 7.30pm
Rating TBC

Death Becomes Her (1992)
Thursday 8 October 7.30pm
PG

Friday the 13th (1980)
Friday 9 October 7.30pm
R16

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Friday 9 October 9.30pm
RP16

The Innocents (1961)
Sunday 11 October 5.00pm
PG

Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
Sunday 11 October 7.00pm
R16

Psyched by the 4D Witch (1973)
Cheap Mondays
35mm Presentation
Monday 12 October 7.30pm
R18

The Mortuary Collection
Wednesday 14 October 7.30pm
Rated TBC

Mimic (1997)
35mm Presentation
Thursday 15 October 7.30pm
M

Candyman (1992)
Friday 16 October 7.30pm
R16

Blood Freak (1972)
Saturday 17 October 9.00pm
R16

The Witches (1990)
Sunday 18 October 3.00pm
PG

Slumber Party Massacre (1982)
Sunday 18 October 7.00pm
R16

Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
Cheap Mondays
35mm Presentation
Monday 19 October 7.30pm
PG

Spiral
Wednesday 21 October 7.30pm
Rated TBC

The Beyond (1981)
35mm Presentation
Thursday 22 October 7.30pm
R16

Re-Animator (1985)
Sunday 25 October 7.00pm
R16

The Wizard of Gore (1970)
Cheap Mondays
35mm Presentation
Monday 26 October 7.30pm
R16

Event Horizon (1997)
Thursday 29 October 7.30pm
R18

Demon Lover Diary (1980)
Thursday 29 October 9.30pm
Rated TBC

Tenebrae (1982)
35mm Presentation
Friday 30 October 9.00pm
R16

Anguish (1987)
35mm Presentation
Friday 30 October 11pm
R16

Shudder Presents: The Fog 4D Fogarama
Saturday 31 October 9.00pm
M

TO GET IN THE DRAW FOR OPENING NIGHT TICKETS…

1. Sign-up to Flicks’ weekly email – the Film Informant (if you are already signed up, you’re partway there).

2. Send us an email to team@flicks.co.nz with ‘Horrorwood’ in the subject line.

3. Await victory. Winners will be drawn and contacted by email on Monday September 21

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