The Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon October 17-18, 2009
I'll be attending again this year, as always....
The Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
at the re-animated Grandview Theatre (1247 Grandview Ave.)
from noon October 17 - noon October 18, 2009.
STUART GORDON - LEGENDARY DIRECTOR OF HORROR CLASSICS LIKE RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND, AND MANY OTHERS!
Yes, we're pleased to welcome back esteemed director and survivor of the 1992 24-Hour Horror Marathon Stuart Gordon as our guest of honor. As part of our celebration of Stuart's work, we’ll be screening his acclaimed Showtime Masters of Horror episode The Black Cat (starring Re-animator’s Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe) and a 35mm print of his classic Lovecraftian splatterfest From Beyond. We've also offered Stuart the opportunity to select a film of his choice for inclusion in the lineup, so after an audience Q+A session, he'll introduce a screening of Gaspar Noe's 2002 revenge shocker Irréversible.
As part of this headlong plunge into terror, we’ll also be offering a cornucopia of creepy cinematic delights, including:
The Columbus Premiere of the undead thrill ride I Sell the Dead starring Dominic Monaghan and Ron Perlman
A rare 35mm screening of Edgar Ulmer’s atmospheric 1934 version of The Black Cat, featuring terror titans Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi
The immortal Vincent Price in Roger Corman’s Technicolor, cinemascope, Poe-riffic The Masque of the Red Death
George A. Romero’s underground zombie classic Day of the Dead
Kurt Russell in John Carpenter’s icy, classic remake of The Thing
John McNaughton’s still controversial and shocking Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Seductive vampiress Delphine Seyrig in the lush, erotic Daughters of Darkness
Larry Cohen’s flying serpent cult favorite Q, in memory of star David Carradine
Bong Joon-Ho’s 2006 giant monster romp The Host
Lupine Spanish icon Paul Naschy is the Werewolf vs. The Vampire Woman
In addition to this splatterific slate of films, one or two premieres may be added or substituted into the lineup. Possible premieres include:
George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead, the latest chapter in his zombie canon
Adrian Brody in Dario Argento’s Giallo
The genetic virus comedy Pontypool
More killer viruses in Carriers
The Belgian shocker Left Bank
Ti West’s harrowing 70’s throwback The House of the Devil
A celebration of the 200th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe!
The Annual Costume Contest, with $100 first prize and the return of the GIANT check!
The Annual Scream Contest
The triumphant Nightmarathon return of Kevin S. O’Brien’s Bread Trilogy (Night of the Living Bread, Loaf, Another Bread Film) in GLORIOUS 16MM BLACK AND WHITE! Plus Sandwich in MIND BOGGLING 35MM COLOR!
Coffinloads of prizes!
Trailers, trailers and more trailers and shorts from the Nightmarathon archives!
Blood-scrawled certificate to all who survive!
And more surprises!
Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door and can be purchased at:
1247 Grandview Avenue
(Hours may vary during construction. Knock 13 times and ask for David. Or attend the Manhattan Short Film Festival, September 25-27 and pick them up then.)
Laughing Ogre Comics
4258 N. High St.
Mon. and Tues. 11:00-7:00
Wed. through Sat. 10:00-8:00
Tickets may also be purchased by mailorder with check or money order payable to the Grandview Theatre (please add $1 per order service fee) to:
PO Box 12129
Columbus OH 43212