As we descend deeper into fall, the scares ramp up in theatres across the globe. For Boston-area filmgoers, that means an amazing amount of spooky films to choose from. From tomorrow, October through Sunday, October 16, the Somerville Theatre will host TerrorThon, a multi-faceted celebration of the scarier side of cinema. The beloved Ghostbusters (1984) on 70mm, a Vincent Price double feature (Tales of Terror and House of Usher) to the brand-new films such as The Master Cleanse, Blood Hunters, Egomaniac, Found Footage 3D) to live scores with silent films (The Unknown) and more.
No matter where your tastes land on the spectrum of horror, you'll find something awesome. Like lady-made terror? There are several films made by women in the festival, such as Kate Shenton's Egomaniac and Tricia Lee's Blood Hunters. Within the shorts block, you'll find Jacqueline Castel's The Puppet Man (featuring John Carpenter's music and the man himself as a disgruntled cab driver), Prano Bailey-Bond's Nasty, and Andrea Wolanin's Cleaning House, nestled among Corey Norman's White Drift, Gustavo Cooper's The Home, Chris McInroy's Death Metal, and Shant Hamassian's Oscar-eligible Night of the Slasher.
Then there's the expertly crafted recent hit The Wailing, new, off-the-wall stuff like Bad Blood, Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies and Clown Town, in addition to The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadowcast performance.
Tickets are $15 (unless otherwise posted) and passes are $125. For more information, screening times, and trailers, visit the Somerville Theatre’s website.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13
5:00 - BAD BLOOD: THE MOVIE
7:00 - THE MASTER CLEANSE
9:30 - FOUND FOOTAGE 3D
FRIDAY OCTOBER 14
4:15 - THE WAILING
7:15 - EGOMANIAC
9:00 - ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSEN ZOMBIES
11:59 - ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW - W/ LIVE SHADOWCAST BY THE
TESERACTE PLAYERS - 35MM PRINT!
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15
1:00 - GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) - 70MM PRINT!
3:30 - THE EYES OF MY MOTHER
5:15 - IZZY'S TERROR-ific SHORTS PROGRAM
- The Home - L. Gustavo Cooper - 7 min- USA
- Death Metal - Chris McInroy - 5 min - USA
- Cleaning House - Andrea Mark Wolanin - 5 min - USA (attending local filmmaker)
- White Drift - Corey Norman - 21 min - USA (attending local filmmaker)
- The Puppet Man - Jacqueline Castel - 9 min - USA
- Nasty - Prano Bailey-Bond - 15 min - UK
- Night of the Slasher - Shant Hamassian - 12 min – USA
7:30 - BLOOD HUNTERS
9:45 - CLOWN TOWN
SUNDAY OCTOBER 16
2:00 - Vincent Price $10 DOUBLE FEATURE: HOUSE OF USHER (1960) - 35MM PRINT
3:40 - TALES OF TERROR (1962) - 35MM PRINT
8:00 - THE UNKNOWN (1927) - 35MM PRINT - LIVE MUSIC BY JEFF RAPSIS!