It sure has been a wild summer at Fantasmo has it not? We started things off with some classic horror, kept things going with a little cult sci-fi, and then threw out the kitchen sink with a tribute to the genius of Steven Seagal. Talk about a roller coaster ride! As the season draws to a close and we usher in our fall schedule, your Team Fantasmo thought it was only appropriate that we bookend things with another healthy dose of classic horror . . . this time from the wild 1970’s! And better still, this edition marks another installment in our continuing series of tributes to horror legend Vincent Price!
Of all the Fantasmos we’ve done over the years, none have been more popular than those celebrating the genius of horror icon Vincent Price. Our features this time, Madhouse & Theatre of Blood, are terrific representations of the outrageous cinematic trends of their era. The films followed hot on the heels of Price’s Dr. Phibes films (Fantasmo: Episode 22), precursors to the likes of Freddy Krueger, continuing an emphasis on the creative methods which Price’s characters used to dispatch his victims. As an added bonus the films also feature numerous genre legends including the likes of Peter Cushing, Robert “Count Yorga” Quarry, and Diana Rigg! It just doesn’t get any better than that! Here are your full Episode 39 details:
When: Friday, August 1, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road
8:00 p.m.: Madhouse (Rated PG)
9:45 p.m.: Theatre of Blood (Rated R)
Two fantastic 70's era Vincent Price films on our Pricerific big screen . . . the way they were meant to be seen! All this and we’re finally(!) back to our regular first Friday schedule! See you there!