OK…. personally, I’m really psyched about seeing TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL!
My good fiends J. Cannibal, Black Cat Burlesque and Babes in Boinkland are collaborating on next week’s Terrorthon 10 at the Somerville Theatre here in Boston. In addition to all the Thanatos you can handle in the form of horror and monster movies, there will be a nice, healthy dollop of Eros in the form of seriously gorgeous naked babes performing Saturday night at the Spookedelica Spookshow! Text from the press release is below, but a much cooler PDF (with the Terrorthon schedule) is linked here: TerrorThon PR Hope to a bunch of you guys there!
(Somerville, MA) Hollywood and America have a love affair with horror. Now Boston can join in as J. Cannibal and Garen Daly have fashioned a 9 day celebration of zombies, vampires and things that do more than go bump in the night.
Beginning September 24th and running through October 2nd they will present premiere films, conversations with directors as well as live events. All of this will be presented at the Somerville Theatre, a vintage entertainment center since 1914.
A few highlights are the US Premiere of GODFATHER OF GORE withdirector Frank Henenlotter; SPOOKADELICA, a loving recreation of classic theatrical exhibition; FEAST OF FLESH X, the tenth installment of cabaret, film & zombies; Premieres of TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL, REVENANT and THE HORDE plus cult hits like HUMAN CENTIPEDE & DEAD SNOW.
Additionally TERRORTHON ’10 will honor local film makers with three screenings of made in New England horror films. Please see schedule POSTED HERE.
J.Cannibal is a real undertaker and poet. He has been called “the king of horror burlesque” by the Weekly Dig. The Onion called his shows “Think Rocky Horror Picture Show with less androgyny and more anthropophagy.” He brings a love of zombies with a showman’s delight in entertaining to TerrorThon ’10. In 2009 the Boston Phoenix extolled, Feast of Flesh as the city’s “best naked zombies“.
Garen Daly is a movie business veteran with over 30 years of experience in exhibition. He also produces the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, with its 36th installment coming in February 2011. He is also a film analyst for NH Public Radio, WGBH radio and NE Cable News. He has been called “the dean of the indies.”
When asked why a horror festival now, J. Cannibal responded: “Zombies, and horror films, are metaphors for modern society. In this millennial world where your neighbor could blow up a train or your date could give you a killer virus or the government lies to you, we need to find ways of expiating our fears. Film does that, even if it is for a prescribed time. TERRORTHON ’10 is a participatory foray into horror. We have films never seen before, special revivals, live events and audience participation. The horror community is strong and growing in Boston. TT10 is a part of it.”
TERRORTHON ’10 takes place at the Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Sq starting September 24. For tickets and information about each show, please go to www.TerrorThon.com.