Sunday, October 31, 2010


Well, we made it. It's Halloween, so grab a Silver Shamrock shake & enjoy what's left.

Of course, by "we made it", I also mean that my friend Dan and I survived the 4th annual Exhumed Films 24 hr Horror-thon. It was a long, wild ride, but we did it. And then there was sleep.

I really don't have the energy or brainpower for a full-on review of each film, but here's a list of what was screened (all on 35mm, to the best of my knowledge - they don't do video):

A Nightmare on Elm Street part 3: Dream Warriors
The Mighty Peking Man (aka Goliathon)
Vault of Horror
It Lives Again
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Deadly Spawn
Phantom of the Paradise
Five Elements Ninjas
The Funhouse
The Howling
Boarding House (which really must be seen to be believed)
Friday the 13th part 2
Bug (1975)
House By The Cemetery

In between things, they also showed a bunch of slasher movie trailers, a short film based on Fall of the House of Usher, and a Mr. Magoo cartoon. And they served Monster cereal early this morning.

There was also an art exhibition, entitled Video Violence, which displayed a couple dozen artists' takes on 80s VHS box art.

The poster for this year's event was a beautiful thing too, designed by Justin Miller of Haunt Love. He may have a few prints left, so contact him if you need one. You probably do.

So that's that. Time to get some sleep. But not before I check out the last episode of Dead Set and the first episode of The Walking Dead. Hopefully my eyes won't melt.

Happy Halloween!