Every October I go to the Music Box Massacre. A 24 hour movie marathon of horror films. There is always a guest or two in attendance but it’s a celebration of movies on the big screen. All original prints and a theatre filled with almost 750 people. I always have a great time and this year was no different. I get to hang out with friends and see all kinds of movies. Some for the first time while others just the first time on the big screen.
This year’s guest was none other than the “Godfather Of Gore” Herschell Gordon Lewis. The filmmaker behind ‘Blood Feast‘, ‘Two Thousand Maniacs‘, and the film they showed this year ‘The Wizard Of Gore‘.
Highlights for me at this year’s event was seeing the original ‘Halloween‘ for the first time on the big screen screen. Plus seeing ‘Poltergeist‘, Lucio Fulci’s ‘Gates Of Hell‘ (aka City Of The Living Dead’), ‘Pumpkinhead‘, and the Vincent Price classic ‘The Abominable Dr. Phibes‘. Not to mention ‘Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things‘ and ‘From Dusk Till Dawn‘. All 35mm prints with a theatre full of fans.
At the end of each event the “survivors” go out front and take a picture. I have been in each picture for every one I have been to except this year since I was the photographer. But thanks to my friend Nicki (who’s great blog you can read here) took a picture of me taking the picture. So there is proof I survived. The actual photo I took will be posted after it is posted officially.
I had a great time and can’t wait for Music Box Massacre 8 next year!