A celebration of outstanding genre cinema in the historic cradle of the American supernatural.

2019 EVENTS

Click panels for more info

Tarrytown Music Hall SHIFF program includes these exciting events:
(NOTE: Opening and Closing Night Film and MORE!)

DISNEY’S HALLO-EEN TREAT: Presented by D23 and Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival
With a hip, hip, and clippity-clop, D23 the official Disney Fan Club “heads” to Sleepy Hollow, New York! Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Disney’s classic THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW as the town of Sleepy Hollow itself celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Washington Irving’s original frightening fairy tale! Buy Tickets 

LIVE STAGE EVENT! NEVERMORE: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Renowned actor Jeffrey Combs (RE-ANIMATOR, STAR TREK, THE FRIGHTENERS) performs his acclaimed one man show on 10/12/19. Combs’ astounding portrayal of Poe has been hailed by The L.A. Times as “A landmark performance,” and NEVERMORE has enthralled audiences across North America, with critically heralded shows in Los Angeles, Montreal, Baltimore and NY’s  Lincoln Center. Directed by Stuart Gordon and written by Dennis Paoli. Buy Tickets

SPECIAL SCREENING:THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN with JOHN WAXMAN, ALEXIA BAUM & MIKE MATESSINO 
Sunday, Oct 13 at 5pm – Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection, La-La Land Records and SHIFF present the 1935 classic feature film THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester, and directed by James Whale. Arguably unparalleled in its genre, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN has, and continues to enthrall generations with its cinematic power, a vital part of which is the film’s astounding original music score by legendary composer Franz Waxman (REBECCA, SUNSET BLVD., SUSPICION, A PLACE IN THE SUN). This screening celebrates the world premiere release (in any format) of the original BRIDE score recording, which has been discovered and meticulously restored. The official, limited edition THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN CD will be available for purchase exclusively at this show, ahead of its release date, in the Music Hall lobby. 1935, 75min. Buy Tickets

U.S. PREMIERE SCREENING: PHANTOM OF WINNIPEG
A phantastic feature-length documentary chronicling the unique 40+ year obsession the inhabitants of Winnipeg, Canada, have had with the Brian DePalma cult film PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE. Wickedly entertaining and surprisingly heartfelt, this savvy doc features appearances by Winnipeg locals, original PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE stars Paul Williams and Gerrit Graham, producer Edward R. Pressman, filmmaker and pop culture guru Kevin Smith and more!  In-person Q&A with the filmmakers, producer Edward R. Pressman (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, THE CROW, WALL STREET, AMERICAN PSYCHO) and more to be announced. Buy Tickets | Trailer 

SPECIAL SCREENING: PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
The original, classic 1974 Brian DePalma cult film sensation, starring William Finley, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper and Gerrit Graham, rocks the Music Hall in all its explosive, rock-infused glory. In-person Q&A with stars Paul Williams and Gerrit Graham and producer Edward R. Pressman and more to be announced.  Buy Tickets | Trailer 

LIVE STAGE EVENT! DANA GOULD PRESENTS “PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE”
Legendary comic Dana Gould leads a knockout comedy cast, including Scott Adsit, Jeffrey Combs, Frank Conniff, Dave Foley, Bobcat Goldthwait, Jean Grae, John Hodgman, Jonah Ray, Rob Zabrecky and Janet Varney in a rollicking, one-of-a-kind, live reading of Ed Wood’s infamous “PLAN 9” screenplay. With live music by Eban Schletter. Buy Tickets

Closing Night Film! THE WRETCHED (Dir. Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce)
SHIFF closes with a genre gem that deftly weaves tense horror with insightful drama, wit and even a touch of Hitchcock – but most importantly, it’s a rippingly fun monster movie! A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent’s imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of (and posing as) the woman next door. Starring John-Paul Howard (Hell and High Water) and nominated for Best Picture at the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival. “WICKED FUN! The Wretched is a twisted blend of fairy tale and horror!” – Sam Raimi (2019, 95 min) Trailer | Buy Tickets

20TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING: TIM BURTON’S SLEEPY HOLLOW
A special screening of director Tim Burton’s wild, visually euphoric 1999 take on the immortal Washington Irving tale, starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci and Christopher Walken. In-person Q&A with guest to be announced. Buy Tickets | Trailer 

EAST COAST PREMIERE SCREENING: MAKING APES: THE ARTISTS WHO CHANGED FILM 
An exciting, eye-opening feature length documentary about the Hollywood artists who created the iconic makeups seen in the original 1968 classic PLANET OF THE APES and their important impact on cinema. Features interviews with makeup artists and actors from the original film franchise, modern makeup artists and filmmakers, including Guillermo Del Toro, John Landis and Joe Dante, who were deeply influenced by the franchise. In-person Q&A with director William Conlin.
Trailer | Buy Tickets

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: A SALUTE TO DARK SHADOWS
In 1970-71, Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown were original locations for the theatrical films HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS and NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS, with local Lyndhurst Estate doubling as the iconic Collinwood Mansion, home of TV’s first family of Goth. Jim Pierson, longtime curator of the franchise and producer of the documentary MASTER OF DARK SHADOWS, and other guests, dig deep into the private archives of Dan Curtis Productions to present a never-before-seen look behind the “screams” of the durable movies based on the iconic TV series. Buy Tickets

35TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING: THE NEVERENDING STORY
A special 35th Anniversary screening of the beloved 1984 fantasy feature film, THE NEVERENDING STORY directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starring Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach and Gerald McRaney. This durable family film classic, about a troubled boy who literally finds himself questing through the living pages of a fantasy/adventure book, has entertained audiences for over three decades – and recently got a fun shout-out in the latest season of Stranger Things via its infectious title song!
FREE SHOWING

25TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING: THE CROW
A special screening of the acclaimed and influential 1994 gothic cult hit directed by Alex Proyas, starring Brandon Lee and Ernie Hudson, based upon the the James O’Barr comic. In-person Q&A with co-screenwriter David J. Schow and renowned producer Edward R. Pressman. Buy Tickets | Trailer 

MIDNIGHT MADNESS! 35TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART IV – THE FINAL CHAPTER
35 years ago, horror icon Jason Voorhees was to meet his grisly… end? Well, not quite, (as cinema history would reveal two years later), but director Joseph Zito keeps a brisk, brutal pace churning, and special effects guru Tom Savini keeps the crimson flowing, as Jason slashes his way through a game cast that includes the likes of Crispin Glover and Corey Feldman. THE FINAL CHAPTER maintains its sturdy place in the FRIDAY THE 13TH canon, and to help us celebrate its 35th Anniversary, legendary composer Harry Manfredini, whose remarkable orchestral FRIDAY music scores are as vital to the franchise as Jason himself, will be in the house for a special Q&A before the film! Having served as Jason’s main maestro since the very first FRIDAY in 1980, Manfredini, (arguably responsible for contemporary horror’s most famous musical phrase), discusses his special relationship with this franchise, and how he’s kept us all on the edge of our seats for decades! Buy Tickets

SHIFF CONVERSATIONS: PRODUCER EDWARD R. PRESSMAN Love, Vengeance, Guilt, Bravery, Sin, Morality, Greed… for more than five decades, producer Edward R. Pressman has explored every corner of the human condition through the power of cinema, often vibrantly through genre films that have only grown in their resonance and influence (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, THE CROW – both screening at SHIFF with Pressman in attendance). Join moderator Tim Greiving (NPR, L.A. Times) in a special conversation with Pressman (BADLANDS, WALL STREET, AMERICAN PSYCHO) as the prolific producer discusses his remarkable career. Buy Tickets

ADVANCE SCREENING: IN FABRIC A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown—which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path. From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland (the singular auteur behind the sumptuous sadomasochistic romance The Duke of Burgundy and auditory gaillo-homage Berberian Sound Studio) comes a truly nightmarish film, at turns frightening, seductive, and darkly humorous. Buy Tickets

MORE MUSIC HALL VENUE FILMS and EVENTS to be announced!
(All of which will be included, in addition to all currently listed above, with any VIP PLATINUM PASS and GOLD PASS purchases).

CLICK FOR WARNER LIBRARY VENUE PROGRAMMING 
(Free access with VIP Platinum & Gold Passes).

OCTOBER 10-13, 2019
A celebration of outstanding genre cinema in the historic cradle of the American supernatural.

2019 EVENTS

Click panels for more info

Tarrytown Music Hall SHIFF program includes these exciting events:
(NOTE: Opening and Closing Night Film and MORE!)

DISNEY’S HALLO-EEN TREAT: Presented by D23 and Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival
With a hip, hip, and clippity-clop, D23 the official Disney Fan Club “heads” to Sleepy Hollow, New York! Celebrate the 70th anniversary of Disney’s classic THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW as the town of Sleepy Hollow itself celebrates the 200th Anniversary of Washington Irving’s original frightening fairy tale! Buy Tickets 

LIVE STAGE EVENT! NEVERMORE: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Renowned actor Jeffrey Combs (RE-ANIMATOR, STAR TREK, THE FRIGHTENERS) performs his acclaimed one man show on 10/12/19. Combs’ astounding portrayal of Poe has been hailed by The L.A. Times as “A landmark performance,” and NEVERMORE has enthralled audiences across North America, with critically heralded shows in Los Angeles, Montreal, Baltimore and NY’s  Lincoln Center. Directed by Stuart Gordon and written by Dennis Paoli. Buy Tickets

SPECIAL SCREENING:THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN with JOHN WAXMAN, ALEXIA BAUM & MIKE MATESSINO 
Sunday, Oct 13 at 5pm – Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection, La-La Land Records and SHIFF present the 1935 classic feature film THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester, and directed by James Whale. Arguably unparalleled in its genre, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN has, and continues to enthrall generations with its cinematic power, a vital part of which is the film’s astounding original music score by legendary composer Franz Waxman (REBECCA, SUNSET BLVD., SUSPICION, A PLACE IN THE SUN). This screening celebrates the world premiere release (in any format) of the original BRIDE score recording, which has been discovered and meticulously restored. The official, limited edition THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN CD will be available for purchase exclusively at this show, ahead of its release date, in the Music Hall lobby. 1935, 75min. Buy Tickets

U.S. PREMIERE SCREENING: PHANTOM OF WINNIPEG
A phantastic feature-length documentary chronicling the unique 40+ year obsession the inhabitants of Winnipeg, Canada, have had with the Brian DePalma cult film PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE. Wickedly entertaining and surprisingly heartfelt, this savvy doc features appearances by Winnipeg locals, original PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE stars Paul Williams and Gerrit Graham, producer Edward R. Pressman, filmmaker and pop culture guru Kevin Smith and more!  In-person Q&A with the filmmakers, producer Edward R. Pressman (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, THE CROW, WALL STREET, AMERICAN PSYCHO) and more to be announced. Buy Tickets | Trailer 

SPECIAL SCREENING: PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
The original, classic 1974 Brian DePalma cult film sensation, starring William Finley, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper and Gerrit Graham, rocks the Music Hall in all its explosive, rock-infused glory. In-person Q&A with stars Paul Williams and Gerrit Graham and producer Edward R. Pressman and more to be announced.  Buy Tickets | Trailer 

LIVE STAGE EVENT! DANA GOULD PRESENTS “PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE”
Legendary comic Dana Gould leads a knockout comedy cast, including Scott Adsit, Jeffrey Combs, Frank Conniff, Dave Foley, Bobcat Goldthwait, Jean Grae, John Hodgman, Jonah Ray, Rob Zabrecky and Janet Varney in a rollicking, one-of-a-kind, live reading of Ed Wood’s infamous “PLAN 9” screenplay. With live music by Eban Schletter. Buy Tickets

Closing Night Film! THE WRETCHED (Dir. Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce)
SHIFF closes with a genre gem that deftly weaves tense horror with insightful drama, wit and even a touch of Hitchcock – but most importantly, it’s a rippingly fun monster movie! A defiant teenage boy, struggling with his parent’s imminent divorce, faces off with a thousand year-old witch, who is living beneath the skin of (and posing as) the woman next door. Starring John-Paul Howard (Hell and High Water) and nominated for Best Picture at the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival. “WICKED FUN! The Wretched is a twisted blend of fairy tale and horror!” – Sam Raimi (2019, 95 min) Trailer | Buy Tickets

20TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING: TIM BURTON’S SLEEPY HOLLOW
A special screening of director Tim Burton’s wild, visually euphoric 1999 take on the immortal Washington Irving tale, starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci and Christopher Walken. In-person Q&A with guest to be announced. Buy Tickets | Trailer 

EAST COAST PREMIERE SCREENING: MAKING APES: THE ARTISTS WHO CHANGED FILM 
An exciting, eye-opening feature length documentary about the Hollywood artists who created the iconic makeups seen in the original 1968 classic PLANET OF THE APES and their important impact on cinema. Features interviews with makeup artists and actors from the original film franchise, modern makeup artists and filmmakers, including Guillermo Del Toro, John Landis and Joe Dante, who were deeply influenced by the franchise. In-person Q&A with director William Conlin.
Trailer | Buy Tickets

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: A SALUTE TO DARK SHADOWS
In 1970-71, Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown were original locations for the theatrical films HOUSE OF DARK SHADOWS and NIGHT OF DARK SHADOWS, with local Lyndhurst Estate doubling as the iconic Collinwood Mansion, home of TV’s first family of Goth. Jim Pierson, longtime curator of the franchise and producer of the documentary MASTER OF DARK SHADOWS, and other guests, dig deep into the private archives of Dan Curtis Productions to present a never-before-seen look behind the “screams” of the durable movies based on the iconic TV series. Buy Tickets

35TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING: THE NEVERENDING STORY
A special 35th Anniversary screening of the beloved 1984 fantasy feature film, THE NEVERENDING STORY directed by Wolfgang Petersen and starring Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach and Gerald McRaney. This durable family film classic, about a troubled boy who literally finds himself questing through the living pages of a fantasy/adventure book, has entertained audiences for over three decades – and recently got a fun shout-out in the latest season of Stranger Things via its infectious title song!
FREE SHOWING

25TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING: THE CROW
A special screening of the acclaimed and influential 1994 gothic cult hit directed by Alex Proyas, starring Brandon Lee and Ernie Hudson, based upon the the James O’Barr comic. In-person Q&A with co-screenwriter David J. Schow and renowned producer Edward R. Pressman. Buy Tickets | Trailer 

MIDNIGHT MADNESS! 35TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING: FRIDAY THE 13TH PART IV – THE FINAL CHAPTER
35 years ago, horror icon Jason Voorhees was to meet his grisly… end? Well, not quite, (as cinema history would reveal two years later), but director Joseph Zito keeps a brisk, brutal pace churning, and special effects guru Tom Savini keeps the crimson flowing, as Jason slashes his way through a game cast that includes the likes of Crispin Glover and Corey Feldman. THE FINAL CHAPTER maintains its sturdy place in the FRIDAY THE 13TH canon, and to help us celebrate its 35th Anniversary, legendary composer Harry Manfredini, whose remarkable orchestral FRIDAY music scores are as vital to the franchise as Jason himself, will be in the house for a special Q&A before the film! Having served as Jason’s main maestro since the very first FRIDAY in 1980, Manfredini, (arguably responsible for contemporary horror’s most famous musical phrase), discusses his special relationship with this franchise, and how he’s kept us all on the edge of our seats for decades! Buy Tickets

SHIFF CONVERSATIONS: PRODUCER EDWARD R. PRESSMAN Love, Vengeance, Guilt, Bravery, Sin, Morality, Greed… for more than five decades, producer Edward R. Pressman has explored every corner of the human condition through the power of cinema, often vibrantly through genre films that have only grown in their resonance and influence (PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, THE CROW – both screening at SHIFF with Pressman in attendance). Join moderator Tim Greiving (NPR, L.A. Times) in a special conversation with Pressman (BADLANDS, WALL STREET, AMERICAN PSYCHO) as the prolific producer discusses his remarkable career. Buy Tickets

ADVANCE SCREENING: IN FABRIC A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown—which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path. From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland (the singular auteur behind the sumptuous sadomasochistic romance The Duke of Burgundy and auditory gaillo-homage Berberian Sound Studio) comes a truly nightmarish film, at turns frightening, seductive, and darkly humorous. Buy Tickets

MORE MUSIC HALL VENUE FILMS and EVENTS to be announced!
(All of which will be included, in addition to all currently listed above, with any VIP PLATINUM PASS and GOLD PASS purchases).

CLICK FOR WARNER LIBRARY VENUE PROGRAMMING 
(Free access with VIP Platinum & Gold Passes).