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American Cinematheque to present horror films from dusk to dawn

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The American Cinematheque Aero Theatre's eighth annual Dust-to-Dawn Horrothon, which kicks off Saturday evening, features six horror flicks, trailers, shorts, giveaways and even coffee and energy drinks to help die-hard fans make it through the night.

The fun stars at 7:30 p.m. with "Amityville II: The Possession," the 1982 prequel to 1979's "The Amityville Horror." The prequel stars Burt Young and is directed by Damiano Damiani.

Next up is the 1977 cult fave "Kingdom of the Spiders," starring William Shatner as a vet whose Arizona town is being overrun by some nasty tarantulas.

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Then it's "The Fly," David Cronenberg's influential 1986 remake of the 1950s horror film. The remake stars Jeff Goldbum and Geena Davis.

Maureen Mooney stars in 1989's "Hell High" as a biology teacher who has a homicidal past. The film's tagline says it all: "The teachers are tough ... but their exams are murder."

James Brolin, John Marley, Ronny Cox and R.G. Armstrong headline 1977's "The Car," a thriller about a mysterious black car without a driver that has a demonic mind of its own.  Elliott Silverstein, who guided Lee Marvin to an Oscar in 1965's "Cat Ballou," directed.

The horror ends with Michael Winner's 1977 "The Sentinel," a chiller about a young model who gets more than she bargains for when she moves into a New York apartment building. Cristina Raines, Christopher Walken and screen legends Ava Gardner, Burgess Meredith and John Carradine star.

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