Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Fantasmo Episode 68: Team Fantasmo Vs. Lovecraft
Thanks to everyone who came out for our BIG holiday episode, and especially to Santa Claus himself who was on hand for picture taking and wish list hearing! It was truly a Fantasmo to always remember : ) Never ones to live in the past, we're already looking to the future and our groundbreaking first episode of 2012. For this very special Fantasmo we are paying tribute for the first time in our history to legendary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. Filmically adapted on numerous occasions over the years, Lovecraft's brand of fright involves creatures from another dimension trying to force their way back into our world . . . and in the process driving anyone they come into contact with totally insane.
Although Lovecraft was most famously essayed by horror director Stuart Gordon with the likes of Re-Animator and From Beyond, we have chosen to focus on some of the more obscure efforts: Die Monster Die! & The Dunwich Horror. These two come from the horror factory that was American International Pictures during their glory days of the late 60's and early 70's. It's drive-in schlock meets Lovecraftian terror, and the results are pure cinematic gold! Die Monster Die! features Boris Karloff delivering a trademark mad scientist role, squaring off against B-movie legend Nick Adams. Classic. The Dunwich Horror on the other hand is an exercise in pure weirdness, as Dean Stockwell turns in one of the most bizarre performances of his career. It's a really strange movie befitting the source material. So without any further ado, here are your full Episode 68 details:
When: Friday, January 6th @ 8:00 p.m.
Where: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
8:00 p.m.: Die Monster Die! (1965)
9:30 p.m.: The Dunwich Horror (1970)
So there you have it Superfans, another exercise in cinematic perfection to kick off the New Year! You dare not miss these creepy classics back on the big screen . . . THE WAY THEY WERE MEANT TO BE SEEN! See you there!