Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fantasmo Episode 63: Creepy Anthologies

Hey Superfans!

May kicks off our BIG summer season here at Fantasmo HQ, and we’re starting things off with a couple of horror anthology classics! Anthologies are one of our favorite areas of horror filmdom, as they offer such a variety of tales. Sometimes the stories work, and sometimes they don’t. The beauty is they come at you so quickly that if you don’t like the one that’s onscreen, there’ll be another to come along shortly that is possibly a classic. For this very special Fantasmo we’ll be screening two of the best ones out there, each featuring heavy participation from horror masters Stephen King and George Romero. Our first film is the 80’s classic Creepshow, which was essentially a cinematic translation of the E.C. horror comics from the 50’s. It is also perhaps the best anthology film ever made! Second on the bill is a big screen version of a small screen 80’s staple, Tales From the Darkside: The Movie. In some ways the television show was inspired by the likes of Creepshow, and the movie carries on its mischievous spirit. If there’s a better time at the movies this summer, I can’t imagine what it would be! Without any further ado, here are your full Episode 63 details:

When: Friday, May 6th, 8:00 p.m.

Where: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

8:00 p.m.: Creepshow (1982)

10:15: Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

So there you have it, a terrifyingly fun start to our Fantasmo summer lineup. You dare not miss these classic anthologies as they unfold on our BIG screen . . . THE WAY THEY WERE MEANT TO BE SEEN! See you there!


CoffinDan said...

Creepshow is the goods! One of my favorite Anthologies. I am looking forward to Tales From The Darkside: The Movie because I don't think I have ever seen it! How it got past me I do not know.

Jim Blanton said...

Couldn't agree more! Creepshow was one of my favorite movies growing up, and I had the comic book as well. I remember seeing it opening weekend, and the theater had actually painted a giant mural across their whole building featuring scenes from the film! Gone are those days.

Tales is a fun movie, and is very in line with the spirit of the T.V. show. Plus it features a lot of recognizable folks, some before they really hit it big.