THE APOCALYPSE OF FRIGHT IS COMING

Posted by Joe on August 31, 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

It's here! The apocalypse of fright that is SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the 7th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon (Noon October 17-Noon October 18 at the Drexel Theater)! And after much waiting, here's the almost complete lineup 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.) Reserve your place now for what promises to be one HELL of a good time!

SHOCK-O-RAMA AUGUST 29TH!

Posted by Jen on August 15, 2015

A TRIPLE BILL OF TERROR!

It's an explosion of terror to end the Summer and usher in the Halloween season! Join us in a mammoth dusk 'til dawn kickoff to this fall's 7th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon (October 17-18 at the Drexel Theater)! As part of this diabolical undertaking, you'll lay witness to:

  • The EXCLUSIVE unveiling of the film lineup for this year's SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK!
  • A cavalcade of 35mm Horror Trailer and Shorts!
  • Three, count 'em, THREE horrific features, all in GLORIOUS 35mm! They include
    -A 30th Anniversary screening of George A. Romero's cult classic DAY OF THE DEAD, featuring Lori Cardille leading a ragtag bunch of humanists against Joe Pilato's military thugs in an subterranean lair besieged by the undead, Tom Savini's landmark stomach-churning gore FX work, and Howard Sherman giving the greatest zombie performance in cinematic history!
    -David Cronenberg's debut feature THEY CAME FROM WITHIN! A posh Montreal apartment complex is invaded by mutant parasites that unleash the carnal desires of the inhabitants in an orgy of lust and bloodshed. One Candian critic called it "crammed with blood, violence and depraved sex" and "the most repulsive movie I've ever seen." Which makes it perfect for our Nightmarathon faithful!
    -John Carradine in the schlock-tastic erotica of VAMPIRE HOOKERS! Because John Carradine and sexy vampires are always a nice chaser for a night of unbridled terror.
Tickets for SHOCK-O-RAMA are $10, and will only be available at the door the night of the show. Ticket buyers for this show will also have the chance to purchase an EXCLUSIVE ADVANCE DISCOUNT TICKET for this October's SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK! Yes, purchase a ticket to this titanic triple bill, and you can buy your SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK ticket for just $37 (regular advance tickets will go one sale the following week for $40.) Be among the first to reserve your spot for our annual fright apocalypse!

Join us for the fun! Join us for the terror! Join us for SHOCK-O-RAMA, the beginning of our annual plunge into cinematic madness!!! And keep your eyes peeled for more info on the 7th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK on this website!!!

IS 7 YOUR UNLUCKY NUMBER?

Posted by Jen on June 10, 2015

OCTOBER BECKONS FROM AFAR!

Yes, it's the 7TH ANNUAL SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the annual extravaganza of fear, the celebration of cinematic excess...THE MARATHON!!!

In case you missed the announcement at this past March's SF32, we've confirmed screenings of USC's acclaimed SHOCK VALUE: THE MOVIE, featuring rare students films by John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon, and an ultra-rare 35mm screening of Michael Mann's Nazi zombie opus THE KEEP! More news to come this summer!

IT'S OVER FOR THIS YEAR!

Posted by Jen on October 21, 2014

At approximately 1:30 pm EST on October 19th, SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK twirled into its final dance into the sunrise, a chainsaw in hand, the chainsaw's manitou in its hand, a delicate dance of death to celebrate the passing of yet another Horror Marathon.

But fear not! For SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK will return next October with even more awful goodness for all of you demented Nightmarathoids! And in the meantime, keep watching the skies for more news on The 32nd Annual Ohio 24-Hour Science Fiction Marathon, coming March 14-15 2015 to the Drexel!

HELL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER...

Posted by Jen on October 17, 2014

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 666th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 18 - NOON OCTOBER 19

Murder, mayhem, mischief, and massacres... Are you ready for the 666th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK Marathon? Since we're sure you're dying to know the schedule, here's what we have in store for you:

Remember, tickets for SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK are $40 in advance or $45 at the door, and they can be purchased at
-The Drexel Theater (2254 E. Main St.) / -Laughing Ogre Comics (4258 N. High St.)
-The PayPal link on our site.

666TH ANNUAL SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK 2014!

Posted by Jen on August 28, 2014

BACK FROM THE DEAD! A HEART-STOPPING PLUNGE INTO CINEMATIC TERROR! IT’S…

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 666th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 18 - NOON OCTOBER 19

A cavalcade of cinematic terrors awaits you at this fall's 666th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon (October 18-19 at the Drexel.) We're wildly excited about the lineup this year, and we're sure you're just dying to find out what we have in store for you. The macabre masterpieces for this year include:

  • The OHIO PREMIERE of the festival hit HOUSEBOUND, an eerie, comedic, haunted house film from New Zealand that Peter Jackson calls "Bloody Brilliant"
  • The OHIO PREMIERE of Helene Catte and Bruno Forzani's psychedelic, psychotropic, mind-bending Italian horror tribute THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS
  • The OHIO PREMIERE of Mike Olenick's haunting horror short RED LUCK. Mike will be on hand to introduce the film and to conduct a Q+A.
  • An incredibly rare, once in a lifetime 35mm screening of Zoltan Spencer's long lost satanic cult/erotic film THE SATANIST
  • A new 4K DCP restoration of Tobe Hooper's immortal THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE!
  • Lamberto Bava's "I went to the movies and all I got was possessed" classic gorefest DEMONS (in 35mm!)
  • Dario Argento's sleek, modernist, gory, haunting slasher classic TENEBRE!
  • A brand spankin' new 2K DCP restoration of Werner Herzog's lush, atmospheric remake of NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE featuring the luminous Isabelle Adjani and Klaus Kinski as everyone's favorite fang-toothed vampire!
  • Another Horror Marathon first with a 2K DCP screening of James Whale's creepy and humorous, "why are those pants running down the street" Universal classic THE INVISIBLE MAN!
  • Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward and the gorgeous Britt Ekland in the critically acclaimed Final Cut of Robin Hardy's stone cold Brit cult classic THE WICKER MAN (in paganistic 2K DCP)!
  • Kubrick! King! Nicholson! Duvall! Redrum! Penderecki! Carlos! Faked moon landings? Revisit the Overlook Hotel once again in THE SHINING (in 2K DCP)!
  • A rare 35mm screening of the absolutely bizarro gem THE MANITOU with an all-star cast of Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Stella Stevens, and Burgess Meredith.
  • And last, but certainly not least, is Barbara Crampton in Adam Wingard's superior home invasion shocker YOU'RE NEXT (in 2K DCP)! This one had great buzz coming out of the 2011 festival circuit, and it is a tremendous exercise in suspense and raw, bone-chilling terror.

Tickets for SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK are $40 in advance $45 at the door (if there are any left). They can be purchased at
-The Drexel Theater (2254 E. Main St.)
-Laughing Ogre Comics (4258 N. High St.)
-The PayPal link on our site.

PLUS! TRAILERS! SHORTS! CONTESTS WITH CASH PRIZES! AND MORE!!!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Posted by Jen on August 18, 2014

Guess what? You can finally buy your tickets to that special spot in Hell that we like to call SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the 666th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon!

FAT GUYS AT THE MOVIES MARATHON CHAT!

Posted by Jen on April 25, 2014

Kevin Carr and Joe Neff chat about all things Marathon, as well as three of the films coming in October: LISTEN TO IT HERE!

666TH ANNUAL SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK 2014!

Posted by Jen on March 20, 2014

BACK FROM THE DEAD! A HEART-STOPPING PLUNGE INTO CINEMATIC TERROR! IT’S…

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 666th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 18 - NOON OCTOBER 19

As we announced at this weekend's fantabulous 31st Annual Ohio Science Fiction Marathon, we've booked the first six titles for this fall's 666th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon (October 18-19 at the Drexel.) We're already wildly excited, so just imagine what we'll try to cook up between now and then. The titles so far are:

This year’s film lineup includes:

  • A brand spankin' new 2K DCP restoration of Werner Herzog's lush, atmospheric remake of NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE featuring the luminous Isabelle Adjani and Klaus Kinski as everyone's favorite fang-toothed vampire.
  • Another Horror Marathon first with a 2K DCP screening of James Whale's creepy and humorous, "why are those pants running down the street" Universal classic THE INVISIBLE MAN!
  • Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward and the gorgeous Britt Ekland in the critically acclaimed Final Cut of Robin Hardy's stone cold Brit cult classic THE WICKER MAN (in paganistic 2K DCP)!
  • Kubrick! King! Nicholson! Duvall! Redrum! Penderecki! Carlos! Faked moon landings? Revisit the Overlook Hotel once again in THE SHINING (in 2K DCP)!
  • A rare 35mm screening of the absolutely bizarro gem THE MANITOU with an all-star cast of Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Stella Stevens, and Burgess Meredith.
  • And last, but certainly not least, is Barbara Crampton in Adam Wingard's superior home invasion shocker YOU'RE NEXT (in 2K DCP)! This one had great buzz coming out of the 2011 festival circuit, and it is a tremendous exercise in suspense and raw, bone-chilling terror.

More info and films on their way in the next few months. Keep yer eyes on this site for all the latest!

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