City Paper is not for tourists
Every horror fan has a subgenre she loves most. At the AFI Silver Theatre tonight, there’s something that’ll sate any horror junkie’s jones. For the classicists and the snobs, the evening opens with F.W. Murnau’s silent film Nosferatu, complete with live musical accompaniment by Not So Silent Cinema. The brainchild of Boston composer Brendan Cooney, the five-piece ensemble brings an intriguing depth to the 90-year-old interpretation of Dracula. Afterward, there’s a chance to see Brian De Palma’s Carrie, which is welcome, because next spring’s remake may ruin anyone’s desire to see a young woman covered in pig blood and locking her classmates in a gym for evermore. Alternatively, there is Shaun of the Dead, the 2004 zombie comedy from Edgar Wright that’s since become a new classic, even if it’s not totally terrifying. This lineup is worth another slouchy evening spent with your ass parked in a seat. Come for the German Expressionism—but stay for the fart jokes.
The films begin at 7:45 p.m. at AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $11.50-$20. (301) 495-6700. afi.com/silver.