Hot on the heels of our April Schlock-O-Thon, your Team Fantasmo is coming back at you with a horror-filled May episode of classic proportions! May is a special time of year at Fantasmo HQ, as it marks the beginning of a new season of great films (following the particularly brutal April episode). As has become custom, we reserve this month for classic horror and this year we’ve picked two of the greatest cult horror films ever made - Tod Browning’s Freaks and Island of Lost Souls. The first film involves the tale of a group of sideshow performers who seek revenge when betrayed by scheming carnival workers. The film was highly controversial upon its initial release, to the point that it was even banned in a number of cities! It also represented Browning’s most successful production following his megahit Dracula with Bela Lugosi, and remains a timeless horror landmark. Our second film is an early version of H.G. Wells’ Island of Dr. Moreau, featuring an amazing performance by the one and only Bela Lugosi. Great makeup and atmosphere contribute to what still remains the best adaptation of this cautionary tale regarding the dangers of tampering with Mother Nature! You absolutely can’t miss this freakishly incredible opportunity to a) wash the taste of the Schlock-O-Thon out of your mouth and b) see these classic freak outs on our freakishly huge screen . . . THE WAY THEY WERE MEANT TO BE SEEN! Here are your Episode 36 details:
When: Saturday, May 10, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road
8:00 p.m. – Tod Browning’s Freaks (Not Rated)
9:15 p.m. – Island of Lost Souls (Not Rated)
10:30 p.m. – Mystery Bonus Feature (Not Rated)