Two movies, one night. It's raining, you don't want to even be near anything that resembles the outdoors. But can you make them both? We know so, with plenty of time for a bite in-between. And when we say bite, we're pretty much blatantly foreshadowing the midnight movie, which is fully vampirific.
First up is "The Baby" at the Egyptian. American Cinematheque has been running its eye-popping series highlighting various fetishes for awhile, and this film, made in 1973, spotlights a 30-year-old man who dresses like an infant and snoozes in a crib. The look is described as garish, even suburban gothic, but we're most interested in the director Mr. Ted Post, who helmed both "Beneath the Planet of the Apes" and lots of "Peyton Place" episodes, which was one of the original purveyors suburban gothic. Bet this one will stay with you for some time to come. Friday, February 13, 7:30PM. The Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood. 323-466-3456
After you've stopped somewhere on the Boulevard for dinner, zip down Fairfax to the Silent Movie Theatre for a showing of "Vampyres," another in the Cinefamily's ongoing Lesbian Vampire series (last week was the oh-so-famous, oh-so-Bowie-licious "The Hunger"). Made just a year after "The Baby," "Vampyres" not only uses a "y" creatively but -- wait for it -- was shot in the same castle that "Rocky Horror" would later use. From the looks of this one, there's plenty of gore, there's fun-flavored freakiness, there's all-out campy antics. Happy Valentine's! Friday, February 13, midnight. Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles. 323-655-2510