Classic horror and suspense films will screen on Tuesday nights through mid-September at Hearsay Restaurant. Dubbed the “Beasts & Beauties” series, the movies will screen starting at 8:30 p.m. outdoors in the restaurant garden starting Tuesday, Aug. 8.
A total of six classic horror and suspense films will be shown. Local professors, film aficionados and literary personalities will introduce each film with "intriguing trivia, chilling dialogues, and notorious historical context," organizers said in a release.
Kicking off the series will be former Southern Oregon University student and Ashland Independent Film Festival Advisory Council member Jimmy Leavens, introducing the 1932 film "The Most Dangerous Game," starring Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, and Robert Armstrong.
In the movie, legendary hunter Bob Rainsford (Joel McCrea) is shipwrecked on the perilous reefs surrounding a mysterious island, where he finds himself the guest of the reclusive and eccentric Count Zaroff (Leslie Banks). While he is very gracious at first, Zaroff eventually forces Rainsford and two other shipwreck survivors, brother and sister Eve (Fay Wray) and Martin Towbridge (Robert Armstrong), to participate in a sadistic game of cat and mouse in which they are the prey and he is the hunter.
Hearsay opened on the site of the former Dragonfly Restaurant in late 2015 in Ashland’s famous “Old Pink Church.” In 2016 Hearsay was voted Ashland's "Best New Business" by readers of Sneak Preview, and earlier this year it received a Diners' Choice Award from OpenTable.
Hearsay Restaurant is at 40 South 1st St., Ashland. For more information, call 541-625-0505.