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!

A LANDMARK NIGHT OF TERROR!

Posted by Joe on October 11, 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

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!

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!

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