Posts tagged: horror

Author Appearance: Stephen King

Horror master Stephen King will appear live at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT on July 18th at 8:00pm.

From out of the wilds of Maine, something wicked this way comes! With over 50 bestselling novels, Stephen King is undoubtedly one of the most popular writers living today. His classics Carrie, The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, The Dark Tower, It, and dozens of other titles have kept readers, film and television audiences quaking with fear. The Mark Twain House & Museum proudly presents the master of horror in conversation with WNPR’s Colin McEnroe for a once-in-a-lifetime event.

To learn more and buy a ticket visit http://www.bushnell.org/index.cgi/59202.

[Tip via Convention Scene]

Author Appearance: Joe Hill

Joe Hill will appear at Books-A-Million in South Portland, ME to present his new book NOS4A2 on May 11th at 2:00pm.

Vic is strangely gifted: she can find anything missing (be it a bracelet or the answer to a question), and when she rides her bike through the Shorter Way bridge, she will end up at her desired destination. And she’s the only one who’s escaped from serial killer Charlie Manx’s Rolls Royce ride to a park called Christmasland. After Manx dies in prison, his body mysteriously disappears after the autopsy. Master of horror Joe Hill joins us once more for a tale of paranormal suspense and revenge.

See http://joehillfiction.com/2013/04/ride-on/ for details.

[Tip via Convention Scene]

Author Appearance: Joe Hill

Joe Hill will appear at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA to present his new book NOS4A2 on May 3rd at 7:00pm.

Vic is strangely gifted: she can find anything missing (be it a bracelet or the answer to a question), and when she rides her bike through the Shorter Way bridge, she will end up at her desired destination. And she’s the only one who’s escaped from serial killer Charlie Manx’s Rolls Royce ride to a park called Christmasland. After Manx dies in prison, his body mysteriously disappears after the autopsy. Master of horror Joe Hill joins us once more for a tale of paranormal suspense and revenge.

Learn more at http://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/event/joe-hill-nos4a2.

J. Cannibal’s Feast of Flesh XII

The Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA will host “J. Cannibal’s Feast of Flesh XII” at midnight on October 6th. The movie of choice this night will be Re-Animator, but much more is planned:

Real-life undertaker and long time zombie fanatic J. Cannibal—dubbed the King of Horror Burlesque—presents a gruesome banquet of midnight mayhem!

This frightful night of fun kicks off with Black Thai. Offering up monstrous, Sabbath-inspired riffs with a low end roar loud enough to liquefy your insides, these Vikings of local metal will open up the night so savagely that the stars will eat themselves just to survive! Following their set will be a bevy of grotesque burlesque courtesy of the infamous horror troupe, Black Cat Burlesque. Dedicated to putting the BUMP back into the night, Black Cat Burlesque has been raising pulses, the dead and a whole lot of hell since 2003. As the bad seeds of Boston Burlesque, this scream team mines the depths of their twisted psyches—blending striptease thrills and spookshow chills to push the boundaries of the art form and explore the dark, cobwebbed corners of neo-cabaret.

For the night’s feature, Mr. Cannibal has hand-picked the perversely comic Re-Animator, based on the classic tale by H.P. Lovecraft. Driven by a wild combination of extreme gore, horror, and comedy: this seminal cult classic has inspired a wide variety of spin-offs, ranging from porn to musicals. You definitely want to catch this one on the big screen!

Free gory goodie bags will be handed out to all, and J. Cannibal will award a number of prizes for the best zombie costumes.

See http://www.coolidge.org/content/j-cannibals-feast-flesh-xii-re-animator to get tickets.

Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival 2012

The Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival returns to the Providence area October 25th-28th.

This October 25-28th, 2012, the FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival will screen some of the world’s greatest independent fright films. Films presented will be from across the globe and represent a broad range of cinematic styles and approaches to the genre. This year, our program director is Shawn Quirk assisted by Carolyn Colton and Sara Fishman.

The FLICKERS: RI International Horror Film Festival is an eerie-sistable salute to an often overlooked genre that will include numerous world premieres of shorts and features including the best of films submitted in competition from all over the globe. We guarantee that you will not see anything like them anywhere else. Plus, many of the filmmakers will be in attendance, so you’ll have a chance to network, ask questions and maybe even audition for their next film.

To add to the fun, the Festival, much like a witch’s brew, will consist of various ingredients such as an H.P. Lovecraft Walking Tour, special free screenings, a Saturday night double bill with a special presentation, awards for Best Feature and Best Short and much more.

See complete details at http://www.film-festival.org/Horror_ri.php.

Rock and Shock 2012

Rock and Shock, a horror convention and music festial, will once again raise hell in Worcester, MA the weekend of October 12-14. The convention has a long list of actors, writers and artists scheduled to attend, including actors such as Danny Trejo and Anthony Michael Hall and musicians such as GWAR and KISS’s Peter Criss. Visit http://rockandshock.com/ to view the complete guest list.

Spooktacular VII

New Hampshire horror hosts Saturday Fright Special and The Colonial Theatre in Keene, NH are bringing you their annual horror film festival “Spooktacular VII” on August 11th starting at 7:00pm. This year’s feature film is “Killer Klowns From Outer Space”; there will also be classic monster movie trailers, prizes, and a clown costume contest. Check out the trailer below:

Buy your tickets at http://www.thecolonial.org/Film.htm.

[Tip from Mark at Saturday Fright Special]

Author Appearance: Dave Zeltserman

Horror writer Dave Zeltserman will present his new novel Monster: A Novel of Frankenstein at Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA on August 2nd at 7:00pm.

In nineteenth-century Germany, a young man is framed for the murder of his fiance. Left for dead and transformed into a monster, he must seek vengeance on his tormentors: Victor Frankenstein and the Marquis de Sade.

See http://www.brooklinebooksmith-shop.com/event/dave-zeltserman-monster for more information.

Director Appearance: Lloyd Kaufman

Horror director Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Entertainment will appear in person at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA to present a screening of the film “Father’s Day”. The event will take place on Friday, February 17th at midnight.

The Mayor of Tromaville, and all around great guy, Lloyd Kaufman will be in attendance at the Friday night screening for an introduction and Q&A. Now with even more Troma goodness – Toxie and the Tromettes will also be coming to the theatre for the special night of ooze and cooze.

Learn more at http://www.coolidge.org/content/fathers-day.

Dead of Winter: Haunted Houses on Film

The Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA is hosting a film repertory series with the theme of “Dead of Winter: Haunted Houses on Film.”

We’re putting the chills back into wintertime with this series featuring some of the most iconic haunted houses ever committed to celluloid. From Robert Wise’s seminal THE HAUNTING to a sneak preview of the brand new haunted inn thriller, THE INNKEEPERS, there’s just something about a creepy, creaky old house that inspires fear. This series features homegrown American classics like the original AMITYVILLE HORROR, THE SHINING and POLTERGEIST alongside foreign titles like THE ORPHANAGE and the amazingly frightening JU-ON: THE GRUDGE, among others. And, to top it all off, the inspiration for this whole series: a rare, uncut 35mm print of Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci’s THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY which was, strangely, filmed in Massachusetts.

The various films will be screened January 13th through the 19th; see http://brattlefilm.org/category/calendar-2/repertory-series/dead-of-winter-haunted-houses-on-film/ for exact showtimes.

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