The 'Burbs

Saturday, May 11
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1hr 41mins // directed by:Joe Dante // featuring:Tom Hanks, Corey Feldman, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher // 35mm

Ray Peterson (Tom Hanks) has the American Dream: a house on a cul-de-sac in the suburbs, complete with a white picket fence, a loving wife, a young son, and a dog. He enjoys his neighbors, even the strange ones; but when a new family moves into the neighborhood, things begin to go awry.

No one has seen the Klopeks since they moved in two weeks prior until one night Ray's next-door neighbor Art claims to have seen them digging in their backyard in the middle of the night. Art thinks that they were burying bodies and when his dog unearths a human femur bone from their backyard, the neighborhood decides to do a little late night digging of their own.

With The 'Burbs, director Joe Dante (Piranha, The Howling, Gremlins) has created a wonderfully funny, scary and downright bizarre tale of xenophobia and murder on the streets of Everytown U.S.A.