That’s right Fantasmo is turning 40 (sort of)! For this milestone entry we’re kicking off our fall season with a back-to-school episode of sorts. Have you ever noticed that a lot of horror movies tend to take place around high schools? While it’s hard to nail down an exact figure, high school horror accounts for a significant percentage of the horror output of the 70’s, 80’s, and beyond. There are even subgenres within the setting, as the focus can be on testing (Final Exam), parties (Happy Birthday to Me), accomplishments (Graduation Day), etc. Team Fantasmo’s favorite among these are films that highlight the ever popular prom celebration. Although the classic Jamie Lee Curtis film Prom Night is identified in many cases as THE prom horror film, we think there are others that are more successful in getting the job done. For this very special Fantasmo we will be screening arguably the best prom film of them all, Brian De Palma’s Carrie, plus Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (Prom Night’s underrated, superior sequel). But that’s not all! We’ll also be decking Theatre du Fantasmo out in full prom mode so you can relive those glory days (without peer pressure, slashers, and vengeful psychics)! We guarantee you’ve never experienced prom until you’ve experienced it the Fantasmo way! Here are your full Episode 40 details:
When: Friday, September 5
Where: Chesapeake Central Library
8:00 P.M. – Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987) – Rated R
9:45 P.M. – Carrie (1976) – Rated R
You definitely can’t afford to miss seeing these on the big screen in a festive prom setting as only your Team Fantasmo could bring to you! And don’t forget coming up in October is our all-day Monster Fest horror convention followed by an all-night horror movie marathon . . . it just doesn’t get any better than that! More details coming soon . . .