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September 2017

Salem Horror Fest – Opening Night Party

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Salem Horror Fest partners with the Peabody Essex Museum to bring you the ultimate kickoff to the Halloween season! Featuring PEM special exhibition, It's Alive!: Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection, come haunt our inaugural Horror Fest with this night of live music, and interactive programming as part of the PEM/PM evening party series. After-hours screening of Night of the Living Dead honoring Duane Jones with the inaugural Salem Horror Award begins at 9pm. NIGHT OF…

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Matinee

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The escalation of the Cuban Missile Crisis collides with the premiere of a new atomic-age monster picture, MANT. This comedic homage to legendary producer William Castle celebrates the joy of horror cinema and theatrical gimmicks in one of Joe Dante's (Gremlins, The Burbs) most underrated films. Panel discussion to follow.

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October 2017

The Haunting

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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A scientist, skeptic, psychic and lesbian begin to question reality as they explore a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of death and insanity in this 1963 horror classic. This screening is in partnership with The Shirley Jackson Awards and Women in Film and Video: New England. Music performance by New York's Victorian goth-punk band The Long Losts. Panel discussion to follow.

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Get Out

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CinemaSalem, 1 E India Square Mall
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Slavery is a zombie in Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out, which falls somewhere between Alfred Hitchcock and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Chris is preparing to meet his girlfriend Rose’s Caucasian family for the first time. What could go wrong? This screening is part of a double feature with People Under the Stairs. Musical performances by Bulla Fey and Monsters On The Horizon.

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Tragedy Girls – New England Premiere!

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CinemaSalem, 1 E India Square Mall
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Salem Horror Fest presents the New England premiere of Tyler MacIntyre's Tragedy Girls, following the unanimously positive response at the 2017 SXSW Festival! Named “one of the freshest, funniest horror-comedies to emerge in ‘Scream’s’ long wake,” by Variety, the film stars Alexandra Shipp (X-Men Apocalypse) and Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool) as two social media-obsessed high school serial killers who use their online show to turn their small town into a frenzy. This screening is a double feature with Friday the 13th…

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Texas Chain Saw Massacre

October 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
CinemaSalem, 1 E India Square Mall
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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What you are about to see is true. Who’s to say, really? First released while America was struggling with the realities of an oil embargo, the impeachment of a president, and what seemed like endless war, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a direct response to the horrors of its time. This screening is part of a double feature with American Psycho.

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Cruising

October 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
CinemaSalem, 1 E India Square Mall
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Al Pacino stars in this controversial crime thriller from 1980. When human remains begin washing up in the Hudson River, the NYPD sends an undercover officer to investigate a string of murders in the Meatpacking District, in which gay men are targeted specifically. This screening is part of a double feature with Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge.

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Videodrome

October 14 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
CinemaSalem, 1 E India Square Mall
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Director David Cronenberg serves up this chilling and surreal gauge at media consumption. James Woods stars as Max Renn, President of a Canadian UHF television station known for its outrageous programming. After coming across a disturbing broadcast from far away, Renn is inspired to deliver high levels of violence to his viewers in ways previously unimagined. This screening is part of a double feature with Halloween 3: Season of the Witch.

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Call for Artists! Holiday Artist Market at Old Town Hall

October 15 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Salem Arts Association, 211 Bridge St.
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Call for Artists and Artisans! Holiday Artists’ Market at Salem Old Town Hall Application and payment must be received by October 15, 2017. Event is on November 26 from 10:00 am until 5:00 PM We are pleased to invite you to join us as a vendor at the Artists’ Holiday Market happening on November 26, 10am-5pm, at the Old Town Hall in downtown Salem, MA. Follow the link to our application for participation along with the market guidelines (SalemArts.org/Holiday-Art-Market). As…

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Wicked Wednesdays – Children’s Costume Parade and Costume Party

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Stay tuned for specific timing details! Salem will be getting all sorts of adorable and spooky as Creative Salem and The Phoenix School, Salem, MA bring back the annual little monsters parade to Downtown Salem. The parade will start at Riley Plaza and will head up Washington St. to Lappin Park and then head down the Pedestrian Mall to the fountain stage where the kids will have a dance and costume party. At the stage, there will be kids music…

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January 2018

Save the Date Hawthorne Hotel Creative Salem Masquerade Ball

January 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Sq W
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Creative Salem and the Hawthorne Hotel present the 2018 Masquerade Ball. This years theme will be: Through the Looking Glass SAVE THE DATE! January 27th, 2018 Tickets go on sale to Creative Salem members on October 27th and to the General Public on Nov. 1st. Stay tuned for Details.

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