Our Vincent Price tribute is past, and the Halloween season is in full swing here at Fantasmo HQ. This week is the busiest of the year for your Team Fantasmo, as we move toward our Monster Fest extravaganza! If you’ve missed it in the past, Monster Fest is a 24-hour convention devoted to horror films and literature featuring collectible dealers, fan groups, artists, authors, panels and talks, and celebrity guests (this year including horror hosts The Bowman Body and Penny Dreadful). Best of all perhaps, is an all-night Fantasmo Horrorthon featuring an incredible lineup of films including Universal monsters, Hammer vampires, 80’s slashers and more! The event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday (10/13) at Chesapeake Central Library. We’ll wind down the first phase at 5:00 p.m. (when the library closes), and reopen for Fantasmo at 8:00 p.m. For those of you who regularly arrive to Fantasmo fashionably late, just remember for our all-nighter we lock the doors at 10:00 p.m. (you can leave whenever you want, if your nerves can’t take the horror, but you can’t get in after 10:00 p.m. : )
Our perfectly selected film schedule this year is:
Creature From the Black Lagoon (in 3-D)
Brides of Dracula
From Beyond (Director’s Cut)
If you’ve never seen the last one on the list (a rare 80’s horror gem), prepare yourself for greatness . . . we’ve saved the best for last!
So there you have it folks! Monster Fest & Fantasmo Horrorthon this Saturday - easily the horror/Fantasmo event of the year . . . you dare not miss it! See you there : )