BACK FROM THE GRAVE FOR A NIGHT OF CINEMATIC MADNESS!

Posted by Joe on August 11, 2019

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 11th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 12 - NOON, OCTOBER 13

IN PERSON! LEGENDARY DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY MICHAEL GORNICK (CREEPSHOW, DAY OF THE DEAD, DAWN OF THE DEAD, KNIGHTRIDERS, MARTIN)

Sharpen your wooden stakes! Stock up on silvers bullets! Because Columbus's terror tradition is back to haunt your nightmares for another terror-drenched rotation of the planet. And this year, we're proud to welcome legendary Director of Photography Michael Gornick as our Guest of Honor. Michael was the DP for the George A. Romero classics CREEPSHOW, DAWN OF THE DEAD, DAY OF THE DEAD, KNIGHTRIDERS, and MARTIN, as well as a Post-Production Supervisor on those films, an Executive Producer on Mick Garris' acclaimed TV mini-series of Stephen King's THE STAND, and the Director of CREEPSHOW 2. He has a ton of amazing stories about his storied career in the film business and his role in horror history, so we're looking forward to him sharing them with you, the demented Nightmarathoid faithful.

Michael will host an audience Q+A, a meet and greet in the lobby, and will be introducing two George A. Romero classics:

  • Romero and Stephen King's wonderfully gruesome anthology film CREEPSHOW, starring Tom Atkins, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Harris, Ted Danson, Leslie Nielsen, Hal Holbrook, and E.G. Marshall.
  • A tribute to the late Joe Pilato with DAY OF THE DEAD, Romero's apocalyptic follow-up to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In glorious 35mm!
But that's not all! We'll also assembled a murder's row of premieres, classics, and more, featuring:
  • The MIDWEST PREMIERE of Daniel (THE SIGNAL) Bush's pregnancy paranoia shocker THE DARK RED.
  • The OHIO PREMIERE of Brett Pierce's supernatural chiller THE WRETCHED.
  • Joe Begos' psychedelic vampire freakazoid fantasia BLISS.
  • Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor in Alfred Hitchcock's nature gone nutso classic THE BIRDS.
  • Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Edgar Wright's modern zombie classic SHAUN OF THE DEAD.
  • A rare 35mm screening of David Cronenberg's taboo-shattering CRASH.
  • Sopranos, screams, and slaughter in Dario Argento's OPERA.
  • Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi in the Universal Horror classics FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN.
  • Nicolas Cage in Panos Cosmatos's acid-drenched modern cult classic MANDY.
  • The gleefully splatterific Australian gore comedy BODY MELT.

PLUS! The 11th Annual Costume Contest (with the $100 First Prize BIG CHECK!) The 11th Annual Scream Contest! Prizes, swag, more prizes, giveaways, and even more prizes! Coffinloads of 35mm trailers and shorts!

Tickets for SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK are ON SALE at the Drexel Theatre box office (2254 E. Main St.), Laughing Ogre Comics (4258 N. High St./CASH ONLY PLEASE) or via PayPal at this website. Advance tickets are $45, with a bump to $50 the day of show (if any are left.) Join us, join us, JOIN US for what promises to be a landmark celebration of fright!

SHOCK-O-RAMA 2019!

Posted by Joe on May 24, 2019

LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH!
All night! All Cronenberg! It's...
THE 5TH ANNUAL SHOCK-O-RAMA


AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
10 PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH

It's no secret that the legendary David Cronenberg has long been a patron saint of our Mighty Marathon Empire. Now, to celebrate the 5th Annual SHOCK-O-RAMA (our annual kickoff to Horror Marathon and Halloween season), we present an all-night Cronenberg-a-thon in tribute to a career like no other! It's a spine-tingling evening of transgressive terror, featuring:

  • A rare 35mm screening of Cronenberg's ultra-influential SHIVERS (a.k.a THEY CAME FROM WITHIN), starring Horror queen Barbara Steele, cult fave Lynn Lowry, and an army of sexual slug parasites invading an upscale Montreal apartment high-rise!
  • Adult film icon Marilyn Chambers as the Typhoid Mary of the '70s in the epidemic of madness that is RABID!
  • Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar in THE BROOD, Cronenberg's most personal film and a disturbing dive into repressed rage and psychoplasmic fright!
  • James Woods and Debbie Harry in the gruesome and prophetic media nightmare VIDEODROME!
  • One of Christopher Walken's greatest performances in the excellent adaptation of Stephen King's THE DEAD ZONE!

PLUS! The EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT of the film lineup for SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the 11th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon (Noon, Saturday October 12th-Noon, Sunday October 13th.)
-An undead army of 35mm trailers and shorts!
-Prize giveaways!
-2 free Drexel Passes and 2 popcorn coupons for all who survive the entire night!!

Tickets for SHOCK-O-RAMA are $20 and 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.
Tickets for The 11th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK (October 12th-13th) are also on sale for $45 via the same outlets.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Posted by Joe on May 22, 2019

SHOCK-O-RAMA AND SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK TICKETS
ARE ON SALE NOW!


CLICK HERE to get your tickets for both events!

More information coming soon!

BACK FROM THE DEAD!

Posted by Joe on May 01, 2019

SHOCK-O-RAMA AND
SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)

Keep an eye (or two) out for more information coming soon!

IT'S OVER FOR ANOTHER YEAR!

Posted by Joe

After 24 hours of sojourns in vampire-infested border bars, high occult anxiety in 15th century Europe, supernatural revenge plots in the swamp, unholy battles of wills between stepdaughters and stepfathers, ill-fated Halloween nights in haunted mortuarys, and a double dose of Giallo madness, The 10th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK was staked in the heart and returned to its grave once again. Thanks again to all who made it happen, and all of YOU who keep it coming back from the dead every year. Until next time, stay scared!

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