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Thursday Night Terrors returns with taste for 'Snake,' zombies, ghouls

Look for the iconic anti-hero Snake Plissken, more zombies from horror master George A. Romero and a prom - yes, a prom - during the fourth season of the popular “Thursday Night Terrors” film series.

The gritty John Carpenter thriller “Escape from New York” opens the series on Jan. 25 in the Dipson Amherst Theatre (3500 Main St.). Kurt Russell plays Snake Plissken, the federal prisoner given 24 hours to rescue the president of the United States.

The series ends May 31 with the 1976 horror classic “Carrie.” The film's infamous prom scene inspired “Terrors Prom 2018” which will take place before the screening. Attendees are invited to dress up in tuxedo and gown, walk the red carpet into the decorated theater and get a photo taken. A Terrors Prom king and queen will be named and music is by DJ Nelson Rivera.

Movies are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Get there early to peruse tables in the lobby featuring horror merchandise from Deadend Toyz and Teez. Tickets are $7 (unless otherwise noted) at the box office and dipsontheatres.com.

Horror fans enjoy 'gory, crazy fun' at Dipson's 'Thursday Night Terrors'

Here’s the full schedule.

Jan. 25: “Escape from New York” (1981). Donald Pleasence, Adrienne Barbeau and Isaac Hayes co-star with Russell in this "futuristic" film where Manhattan is a maximum security prison.

Feb. 22: “Night of the Comet” (1976). Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney star as teen sisters who survive an apocalyptic comet to fight zombies and shop for clothes.

March 22: “Day of the Dead” (1985). The third film in George A. Romero’s zombie trilogy finds survivors in an underground bunker.

April 19: “Nightmare City” (1983). Italian director Umberto Lenzi gives his take on what happens when the world is overtaken by radioactive monsters.

May 31: “Carrie” (1976). Sissy Spacek gets the ultimate revenge on bullies in this horror classic based on the Stephen King novel and directed by Brian DePalma.

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