Halloween Classics in Public Domain for Your Community Screening
1. Night of the Living Dead
An unrelated group of people takes shelter in an abandoned house when zombies begin to leave the cemetery in search of fresh human bodies to consume. Ben, a pragmatic type, does all he can to control the situation. Regardless, when the murderous living corpses surround the house, the other survivors can’t help but panic.
2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Usually cited as one of the greatest movies ever, this classic of German Expressionism is an abstract jump into insanity, with a sinister tale of psychosis and butchery, set in a twisted Gothic scenery of bewildering angles and clashing contrasts of light, shadow, and matter.
A jury member in a murder trial, after voting Yes, develops second thoughts and takes to a personal investigation as the clock ticks on the execution.
4. A Farewell to Arms
A World War I account of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry and Nurse Catherine Barkley. The story is set in Italy as the two develop a deep romantic attachment during the war and will have nothing stop them from being together. This movie classic also analyses Lt. Henry’s feelings towards war and the goals of fighting.
5. The Little Shop of Horrors
This flower store has a new feature: a flesh-eating plant that requires human blood to survive. It grows, and grows… An unhandy young shop assistant attends to it until he finds out that it’s a cut-throat plant, forcing him to murder to feed it.