Manitoba Opera: Fone Fright Film Festival, October 30 and 31
Fone Fright Film Festival
Saturday, October 30 - Sunday, October 31
Four suspense/horror movies, all involving the telephone in some capacity, will be available on demand to view over the Halloween weekend.
(Optimized for viewing on computer, tablet, or phone).
Access information will be provided to patrons who register to view by Friday, October 29.
Rating: R Run time: 111 minutes
Directed by Wes Craven
Starring: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Drew Barrymore
"What's your favorite scary movie?" A ghost-masked maniac stalks high-school students in middle-class suburbia in this 1990s reinvention of the slasher/horror genre.
Dial "M" for Murder (1954)
Rating: PG Run time: 105 minutes
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams
In Alfred Hitchcock's first colour film, an ex-professional tennis player plots to have his wife killed after he learns that she had an affair. His intricate scheme fails, and he scrambles to stay one step ahead of the police.
Phone Booth (2002)
Rating: R Run time: 81 minutes
Directed by Joel Schumacher
Starring: Colin Farrell, Forest Whitaker, Katie Holmes, Radha Mitchell, Kiefer Sutherland
A young publicist picks up a ringing phone in a booth on a busy street in New York to find a killer on the line. The caller gives him a choice- either face up to the lies he has woven his life around, or be killed on the spot.
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Rating: "Approved" Run time: 89 minutes
Directed by Anatole Litvak
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck and Burt Lancaster
Adapted by Lucille Fletcher from her 1943 radio play (called "the greatest single radio script ever written," by Orson Welles), a house-bound woman overhears a phone conversation about a plot to commit murder. She attempts to unravel the truth behind the call, and gradually discovers that her own life is in peril.
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