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The Reader's Guide to Halloween lists all the horror movies playing this week, but here are the highlights by night.

The Soviet silent sci-fi epic Aelita; Queen of Mars (1924) screens at 8 PM at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, with live organ accompaniment by Jay Warren. And Facets Cinematheque presents the German gorefest Nekromantic (1989) as part of its Facets Fright School lecture series at 11:55 PM.

Aelita: Queen of Mars
  • Aelita: Queen of Mars

The James Whale/Boris Karloff classic Frankenstein (1931) screens at noon at the Wilmette. George A. Romero's teen vampire shocker Martin, subject of this week's Critic's Choice, shows at 7 and 9 at Doc Films. Bank of America Cinema has a double feature of psycho thrillers with the inimitable Peter Lorre, Mad Love (1935) and The Face Behind the Mask (1941); showtime at 8 PM. Later on, Facets Cinematheque presents Jean Epstein's silent The Fall of the House of Usher (1924) with live musical accompaniment by Cursed Bird Ensemble.

  • Martin

Wilmette digs up another relic with the creepy John Barrymore version of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1921), screening at 2 PM. Doc presents one last screening of Martin at 3 PM. And the Lon Chaney version of Phantom of the Opera (1925) screens at 3 PM downtown at Saint James Cathedral, with live organ accompaniment by Mark Herman.

Phantom of the Opera
  • Phantom of the Opera

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