By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Oct 11, 2023 at 2:01 PM

This spooky season, you can see a lot of creepy classics back in theaters. But only one is not just a horror icon but a Brew City cinema icon: "Coven," which will make a rare return to the big screen on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at The Times Cinema. 

Hosted as a part of WMSE 91.7 FM's monthly Friday Night Freak Show series at the neighborhood movie theater, the Wisconsin-made horror short "Coven" – screening commercially for the first time in almost a decade – was the center of the critically acclaimed indie hit 1999 documentary "American Movie," along with real-life stars Mark Borchardt and the late Mike Schank. But "Coven" – pronounced with a hard O – is its own film in its own right, telling the psychologically twisted tale of a writer who copes with his writer's block and addictions by turning to a secretly supernatural support group.

In addition to the 7:30 p.m. showing itself, the Friday Night Freak Show festivities will start an hour earlier with DJ Tom Crawford spinning tracks and setting the mood before the screening. 

Tickets for the "Coven" showing spectacular cost $11 at WMSE's website as well as The Times Cinema's website. Admission will also be available at the door. For more information, click here

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Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.