A TERRIFYING PLUNGE INTO YOUR CINEMATIC NIGHTMARES!

Posted by Joe on August 19, 2018

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 10th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 13 - NOON, OCTOBER 14

A CELEBRATION OF 30 YEARS OF OHIO 24-HOUR HORROR MARATHONS! It's.....SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK - The 10th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon!

1988 marked the debut of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DREXEL, the 1st Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon (and possibly the first horror event of its kind in the country.) The ensuing 30 years have seen the Horror Marathon mutate into several forms, leaving a path of filmic insanity and destruction in its wake. Now, SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK celebrates its 10th year of ‘round the clock terror in a dual tribute to the 30th Anniversary of the Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathons, with a mammoth celebration of cinematic excess featuring the cutting edge of modern horror, genre classics, and several rediscoveries. This year's lineup includes:

  • The OHIO PREMIERE of LUZ, the hypnotic demonic-possession shocker that has been wowing audiences on the festival circuit, and is set to have its U.S. Premiere at this year's Fantastic Fest. The debut feature from German director Tillman Singer, it's the story of a young cab-driver and her terror-filled night in a run-down police station. Birth Movies Death calls it "A stunning debut," and Slash/Film lauds it as "daring, unconventional, and downright demonic."
  • The U.S. PREMIERE of CRYSTAL EYES, a delirious tribute to Italian horror cinema from Argentinian directors Ezequiel Endelman and Leandro Montejano. In 1985 Buenos Aires, the one year anniversary of the death of an eccentric supermodel triggers a new wave of brutal slayings. With style to spare and a twisted sense of humor, CRYSTAL EYES nods to the best work of Mario Bava, Dario Argento, and Sergio Martino.
  • The MIDWEST PREMIERE of HAGAZUSSA: A HEATHEN'S CURSE. In the vein of such recents hits as THE WITCH, director Lukas Feigelfeld's period piece shocker is soaked in atmospheric dread, as spiritual horrors run rampant in 15th century Europe. The Hollywood Reporter calls it "A spooky, stylish, spellbinding debut," and Birth Movies Death praises it as "Visually stunning...a nightmarish slow burn."
  • George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino in the Tarantino-penned, Robert Rodriguez-directed vampire/road movie romp FROM DUSK TILL DAWN! With an all-star cast including Harvey Keitel, Juliette Lews, Salma Hayek, and genre stalwarts Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, Tom Savini, Danny Trejo, and Cheech Marin!
  • David Lynch's nightmarish, mind-bending, modern classic LOST HIGHWAY! Or as Lynch himself called it "A 21st Century Noir Horror Film. A graphic investigation into parallel identity crises. A world where time is dangerously out of control. A terrifying ride down the lost highway." With Bill Pullman and Patricia Arquette, and in brain-melting w i d e s c r e e n Panavision!
  • The gorgeous new 4K restoration of Dario Argento's uber-stylish proto slasher DEEP RED, in an extended cut never before released in the U.S.! In blood-soaked w i d e s c r e e n Techniscope!
  • Sam Neill, Charlton Heston, and Jurgen Prochnow in John Carpenter's skin-crawling Lovecraftian tour de force IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS! In senses-shattering w i d e s c r e e n Panavision!
  • Deborah Kerr in Jack Clayton's marvelously creepy THE INNOCENTS! Truman Capote adapts Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw" for the big screen in one of the most frightening cinematic ghost stories of all time. Featuring gorgeous BLACK AND WHITE w i d e s c r e e n CinemaScope photography by the legendary Freddie Francis!
  • In honor of her return to the genre, a rare screening of Horror icon Jamie Lee Curtis in the Canuxploitation slasher favorite TERROR TRAIN!
  • A 35mm screening of special effects maestro Stan Winston's directorial debut, the atmospheric monster revenge film PUMPKINHEAD! Starring beloved genre icon Lance Henriksen!
  • Scream Queen Linnea Quigley in the 1988 demons run amok on Halloween gore classic NIGHT OF THE DEMONS! In glorious 35mm!
  • Michael (DEATH WISH) Winner's utterly deranged Nancy Drew goes to Hell 1984 slasher thriller SCREAM FOR HELP!

PLUS! Coffinloads of 35mm trailers and shorts! The 10th Annual Costume Contest (with $100 First Prize!) The 10th Annual Scream Contest! Rare footage and memorabilia from 30 years of Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathons! 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.) Reserve your place now for what promises to be a landmark night of terror!

GET READY FOR MORE GORE!

Posted by Joe on June 18, 2018

SHOCK-O-RAMA


A DUSK TO DAWN ‘80s HORROR EXTRAVAGANZA!
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
STARTING AT 10 P.M. ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

This October marks the 10th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK and the 30th Anniversary of the Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon (dating back to the 1988 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DREXEL). We have all sorts of monstrous delights cooked up for you for this momentous celebration of cinematic excess, but to kick off Horror Marathon season, we present the 4th Annual SHOCK-O-RAMA, an all-night mini-Marathon to prepare you for the all the anniversary atrocities to come! And by popular demand, we're marking 30 years of 24-Hour Horror Marathons with a tribute to the horror films of 1988! Featuring:

  • Chuck Russell's splatterific remake of THE BLOB, a goopy special effects tour de force featuring a screenplay by Frank Darabont!
  • George A. Romero's psychopathic simian psychological thriller MONKEY SHINES, in GLORIOUS 35MM!
  • Bill Pullman in THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW, Wes Craven's chilling plunge into voodoo terror!
  • The NEW RESTORATION of Frank Henenlotter's insane splatter comedy BRAIN DAMAGE!
  • The fan favorite horror comedy WAXWORK, starring GREMLINS's Zack Galligan, TWIN PEAKS's Dana Ashbrook, Patrick Macnee, David Warner, and John Rhys-Davies!

PLUS!

  • The EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT of the film lineup for SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the 10th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon (Noon, Saturday October 13th - Noon, Sunday October 14th)!
  • An undead army of 35mm trailers and shorts!
  • Prize giveaways!
  • Two free Drexel passes and two popcorn coupons to all who survive the entire night!

Tickets for SHOCK-O-RAMA are on sale now for $20. Tickets are available for purchase at Laughing Ogre Comics (4258 N. High St./cash only), the Drexel Theatre (2254. E. Main St./cash or charge), or via PayPal at this website. Come spend a shock-drenched evening with us on August 18th as we bring 1988 back from the dead and begin our landmark 30th Anniversary horror bash!

IT'S OVER FOR THIS YEAR!

Posted by Joe

At approximately 12:19 pm on October 15th, SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK (the 9th, yes 9th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon) was stabbed with a wooden stake, burned alive in the desert sunset, and left for dead for another year. But fear not! The Horror Marathon will never die! Next October already beckons, and a full-scale resurrection is once again in order. A HUGE thanks to the incredible folks at the Drexel Theatre and all those behind the scenes who brought this cinematic monstrosity to life. Finger lickin' good!

CHILLS, THRILLS, AND KILLS GALORE!

Posted by Joe on October 12, 2017

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 9th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 14 - NOON OCTOBER 15

The dead are coming for you, and here's the schedule for when you'll see them:

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 at that time.) SEATING IS VERY LIMITED, SO GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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