A NIGHT OF UNBRIDLED CINEMATIC MADNESS!

Posted by Joe on August 21, 2016

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 8th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 15 - NOON OCTOBER 16

A NIGHT OF UNBRIDLED CINEMATIC MADNESS! A HEART-STOPPING PLUNGE INTO YOUR NIGHTMARES! It's.....SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK - The 8th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon!

Back from the dead and ready for another terror-filled rotation of the planet, SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK presents a cavalcade of punk zombies, undead bloodsuckers, and malevolent maniacs, all in the luxury of the newly renovated Drexel Theater! Columbus's longtime terror tradition, this year's celebration of cinematic excess features a powerhouse lineup of films and special attractions, including:

  • A rare screening of Carl Theodor Dreyer's dreamlike classic VAMPYR, with LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT by the stellar Sue Harshe. You might remember Sue from her memorable live score to THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI at the 2011 SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK. We're very excited to welcome her back to the Nightmarathon for what promises to be a singular cinematic experience.
  • The OHIO PREMIERE of the affectionate 80's horror/fantasy throwback BEYOND THE GATES, with director Jackson Stewart IN PERSON to discuss the film with the Nightmarathoid faithful! Produced by Barbara Carmpton, it's the story of two brothers whose quest to find their missing father leads them to a VCR board game with access to another world. Featuring cast members from RE-ANIMATOR: THE MUSICAL, it's been called "fun and spooky" by Dread Central.
  • The MIDWEST PREMIERE of the absolutely deranged Mexican shocker WE ARE THE FLESH, the debut feature from director Emiliano Rocha Minter. A nightmare descent into depravity, it's been tearing up the festival circuit this year. Fangoria calls it "the real deal" and "a singular vision unlike anything else you may experience," and 2-time Academy Award-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has given it his seal of approval. Definitely not for the squeamish!
  • The OHIO PREMIERE of the wild, splatterific, STDs gone bonkers THE NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE. FrightFest UK calls it "Outrageous, offensive, bloody to the BRAINDEAD max, and hilariously entertaining." We can't wait to experience it with this audience!
  • A rare 35mm screening of Dan O'Bannon's zombie splatter comedy classic THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD!
  • A tribute to the late David Bowie with a screening of his iconic, erotic vampire chiller THE HUNGER! Also starring the luminous Catherine Deneuve and the sensual Susan Sarandon, it's the tale of upscale New York bloodsuckers fighting off the passage of time and the encroaching dawn.
  • The NEW DCP RESTORATION of the late Andrzej (POSSESSION) Zulawski's THE DEVIL! Immediately banned upon release in Poland, it led to Zulawski's exile to France. The Cinefamily has called it "a blood-splattered rampage through a war-charred 1790s Poland that turns the historical epic inside out, and dances on its carcass."
  • An ultra-rare 35mm screening of the spectacularly bonkers Shaw Brothers kung fu, black magic, day-glo blood splattered epic THE BOXER'S OMEN!
  • A tribute to the late Wes Craven with his underrated horror thriller THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS!
  • A rare 35mm screening of David Cronenberg's disturbing classic THE BROOD!
  • Horror Marathon hero Vincent Price in Roger Corman's classic THE TOMB OF LIGEIA!
  • The one, the only, the legend Tom Atkins (and his mustache) in the cult classic HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH!

PLUS! Coffinloads of 35mm trailers and shorts! The 8th Annual Costume Contest (with $100 First Prize!) The 8th Annual Scream Contest! And more surprises!

Tickets for SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK are ON SALE at the Drexel Theatre (2254 E. Main St./cash or charge), Laughing Ogre Comics (4258 N. High St./cash only) or via PayPal at this website. Advance tix are $40, with a bump to $45 the day of show (if there are any left.) Seating is limited, so reserve your spot now for this landmark journey into fright!

SHOCK-O-RAMA on August 20th!

Posted by Joe

Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up!
On August 20th we’re cracking open the Necronomicon and taking over the Drexel Theater for a ONE NIGHT ONLY extravaganza of ancient Sumerian chants, demonic friends, and wall to wall splatter! That’s right Mister Fancypants: the 2nd Annual SHOCK-O-RAMA is being possessed by THE EVIL DEAD TRILOGY! Sam Raimi’s classic debut THE EVIL DEAD in 35mm! The landmark sequel EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN in 35mm! And the mother of all finales, ARMY OF DARKNESS!

PLUS! We’ll once again be featuring the EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT of the lineup for this fall’s SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the 8th Annual 24-Hour Horror Marathon (October 15-16 at the Drexel) in one traumatic trailer reel! AND! Coffinloads of 35mm trailers, shorts, and other surprises!

The gruesome fun begins at 10pm August 20th! Tickets for this explosion of terror are a dirt cheap $15, and are on sale now at movietickets.com and at the beautiful, newly renovated Drexel Theater (2254 E. Main St.) You also have the option to buy tickets through the Drexel’s online ticketing system.

Join us, join us, JOIN US for an amazing night of terror to kick of Horror Marathon season!

IT'S COMING IN OCTOBER...

Posted by Joe

More info coming soon!

IT'S OVER FOR THIS YEAR!

Posted by Joe

On October 18th at approximately 1pm EDT, SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK struck its final, brutal power chord and retired from hunting the demons of the cinematic mind for another year. Thanks to everyone, both behind the scenes and in the audience, who helped make this year another rousing success. And fear not! SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK will return for more horrific fun next year!

THE APOCALYPSE OF FRIGHT IS UPON US!

Posted by Joe on October 16, 2015

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 7th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 17 - NOON OCTOBER 18

Are you ready for more horror than you can handle? SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK is almost here, and here's the schedule for this year's marathon:

Tickets for SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK are on sale at the Drexel Theatre (2254. E. Main St./cash or charge), Laughing Ogre Comics (4258 N. High St./cash only) or via PayPal at this website. Advance tix are $40, with a bump to $45 the day of show (if there are any left.) See you there...if you dare!

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