The original “Friday the 13th” will be shown on Friday, Oct. 13.

It’s about to get a little spooky on the river. Levee at the River House and the Louisville Film Society have teamed up to host a series of outdoor films they’re calling “Lights, Camera, Levee!” Three films will be screened from Sunday throughout the fall, and two of them fall under the horror category, just in time for Halloween season.

First up on Sunday, Sept. 17, is this year’s “War for the Planet of the Apes,” a sequel to 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” The film is actually still in some theaters, so this is a great deal, since all of these films are free and open to all.

Michael Myers seeks revenge in “Halloween,” showing on Sunday, Oct. 29.

Next up is a visit from our old pal Jason Voorhees in the 1980 original “Friday the 13th,” screening — appropriately enough — on Friday, Oct. 13. The Ohio River will be renamed Crystal Lake for one night only.

Finally, on Sunday, Oct. 29, the 1978 classic “Halloween” will be shown, and apparently, the license for an outdoor public screening of this film hasn’t been available in 10 years, so this is a rare opportunity to catch Michael Myers scaring the hell out of Jamie Lee Curtis.

Just remember, before the sewer-dwelling clown terrorized children, there was Jason, Michael and Freddy.

As we mentioned earlier, all screenings are free and will take place on the lawn and patio at Levee. You’re encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, since seating is limited. The films will start at dark, which should be around 8:30 p.m. each night. Drink and food specials will be offered as well.

Levee is located at 3015 River Road.

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Sara Havens
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