the-shiningCome play with us: the Count Basie Theatre Cinema Society presents a Creature Double Feature on Wednesday, with showings of GHOSTBUSTERS and THE SHINING.

Wanna hear something really scary? For the latest in the new series of Cinema Society screening events, the Count Basie Theatre gives a nod to the impending Eve of All Hallows, with a Creature Double Feature drawn from that most mortifying of decades — the 1980s.

It all begins in a lighter vein at 6 pm this Wednesday, October 29, with Ghostbusters, the 1984 horrorcom hit with Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and the late Harold Ramis as ectoplasmic exterminators up against some big-league demonic forces. A multi-generational favorite and a true relic of the MTV era, the flagship of the franchise (soon to reportedly spawn a threequel) still holds its own with a bevy of eye-popping practical FX that include Slimer and Mr. Stay-Puft.

Taking the phrase “if you can’t bust ’em, join ’em” to heart, caretaker Jack Nicholson falls in league with the evil spirits that roam the halls of a snowbound off-season hotel in The Shining, superdirector Stanley Kubrick’s take on the novel by Stephen King — whose own attempt to redo the story to his own liking resulted in a justly forgotten TV adaptation starring the guy from Wings. It’s the Kubrick/ Nicholson team’s nightmare vision that’s become the true classic, however — a collection of strangely paced scenes, over-the-top acting and Things You Can’t Unsee that holds up on the really big screen.

Tickets to Wednesday’s Creature Double Feature are just 5 bucks (free with a Count Basie Theatre Cinema Society Membership), and are available right here.