Spooky Popcorn, the annual free outdoor scary movie series in downtown Hartford, begins August 27 and ends October 1 with screenings of classic horror movies on six successive Saturday nights.
Films screen at Constitution Plaza at 7:30 p.m. Viewers are asked to bring their own chairs, blankets, and snacks. Due to the scary nature of the films, children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
- August 27: “The Babadook”, a 2014 Australian thriller about a scary children’s book whose main character seems to come to life.
- September 3: “Children of Corn”, a shocker from 1984 based on a Stephen King story about a chilling child cult.
- September 10: “It: Chapter One,” a 2017 horror film, also based on a Stephen King story, about a malevolent, shape-shifting clown.
- September 17: “People under the stairs”, a 1991 frighfest directed by horror maestro Wes Craven about an evil couple and their terrifying family.
- September 24: “Train to Busan”, a 2016 Korean-language thriller about people who are on a train when a zombie apocalypse happens outside.
- October 1: “The Lost Boys,” a vampire bloodbath in 1987 with Kiefer Sutherland.
As a continuation of the series, on October 22 and 29, Pratt Street will host “Bizarre Bazaar,” a Halloween-themed vendor fair from noon to 4 p.m. Three musical acts will perform each day and a pumpkin painting will take place.
Events are presented by hartford.comthe Hartford Business Improvement District and the Hartford.
Parking Details hartford.com/spooky.
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