AMC'S MONSTER FEST 06
Sat, Oct 28 starting @ midnite
HALLOWEEN HORROR MOVIE MARATHON
13 grueling hours of terror!
Back from the grave, it's the all-night Halloween Horror Marathon! Steel your nerves, load up on candy corn and coffee for this 13-hour journey into GRUELING TERROR! From the witching hour of midnite Saturday, Oct 28 until the harsh light of noon Sunday, Oct 29 we'll screen six horror classics guaranteed to make your hair stand on end, your knuckles go white, and your eyeballs ache. From sadistic slashers, to monsters from beyond, to post-apocalyptic zombies, to blood sucking vamps, we've put together a program to satisfy all your fiendish horror cravings. Plus, chilling shorts and trailers, dreadful prizes for best costumes, and ghoulish surprises!
Complete lineup in order -- all films on 35mm, not from DVD!
LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT - 1972, dir. Wes Craven, 1h24m
Before Freddy's nightmares... before even the hills had eyes... Wes Craven scared -- nay, disturbed -- the bejesus out of us with this brutal slasher/revenge story. Hell hath no fury like grieving parents exacting their revenge on the sickos who kidnapped and murdered their daughters after a rock concert... As its legendary tagline warns, "To avoid fainting, keep repeating 'It's only a movie...It's only a movie...'"
EQUINOX - 1970, dir. Jack Woods, 1h20m
Things go weird for a group of carefree teenagers on a mountain picnic when they run into a creepy old scientist who's been conjuring monsters from an ancient book bound in human skin. Yes, THAT book bound in human skin. No doubt the inspiration for Sam Raimi's cult classic EVIL DEAD, this long overlooked sci-fi horror gem also features early special effects work by Dennis Muren, who went on to win a bunch of Academy Awards for his work on STAR WARS, E.T. and TERMINATOR. Plus, Frank Boers, Jr, aka Herb from WKRP in Cincinnati and "Supernatural" Color by De Luxe!
NIGHT OF THE COMET- 1984, dir. Thom Eberhardt, 1h35m
Scores of post-apocalypse films came out of the '80s but few were as good as NIGHT OF THE COMET. Two high school girls wake up one morning and find that almost everyone else in Los Angles has been turned to dust by a comet that passed through the earth's atmosphere. Well, everyone except some zombie survivors, a radio deejay, and some scientists living in a secret underground government installation. Did we mention one of the girls survives because she spent the night in a movie theater projection booth? Spooky.
VAMPIRE CIRCUS - 1972, dir. Robert William Young, 1h24m
Come one, come all to the greatest blood-show on earth! When this circus comes to town, creepy clowns and carnys running afoul are the least of the villagers worries in this campy Hammer horror romp. Turns out the members of this troupe are ALL blood-sucking freaks!
THE GATE - 1987, dir. Tibor Takács, 1h25m
When an old tree is removed from their backyard two teenagers find something odd: a giant hole that turns out to be a gateway for evil nasties to pass from their world into ours. In fact, we're pretty sure that's how the film's star Stephen Dorf made it here.
NEAR DARK - 1987, dir. Kathryn Bigelow, 1h35m
Just when you're praying for daylight, we'll end our marathon with this horror/western/action cult fave about a young cowboy who unwittingly becomes a vampire after receiving the old eternal blood kiss from the strange new gal in town. As he slowly makes the turn from farm boy to creature of the night, he reluctantly trades his spurs for fangs and joins her "family," a marauding pack of blood suckers on an endless search for food and a dark place to hide.
HALLOWEEN HORROR MOVIE
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s the Axegrinder interview is the one with Marco of Atrax Morgue fame that I’ve been sitting on since 96. My good friend Todd from the excellent Transcendent Device/Marspiter projects conducted the interview with Marco. Todd befriended Marco while both where in NYC. Marco had come to states to play a show with Bloodyminded, and Deathpile(which Todd was part of at that time). Cool interview in which Marco talks about an operation he had just undergone at the time and the nurse who cared for him.
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