The Loft's All-Nite Scream-O-Rama is coming to get you once again with 12 horrifying hours of non-stop terror classics! Mark your calendars ... if you dare!
Stay up all-nite at the sickest, scariest, most scream-errific cinematic slaughterhouse you've ever seen! It's guaranteed to curdle your blood, raise your hair and give your gag reflexes a real workout, so all scaredy cats need not attend! Thrills and chills await you throughout the nite as we unleash SEVEN hand-picked horror classics that are so scandalously shocking, the only way to hold on to your sanity is to keep repeating to yourself - "it's only a movie, it's only a movie, it's only movie ..."
Featuring: Vintage horror flick trailers before every movie! Scary short films! Disgustingly delicious drink specials! Repulsive giveaways before each movie! Barf Bags for all chickens with weak stomachs!
Come in your pajamas and bring your favorite pillow, since you won't be leaving until the sun comes up ... if you make it out alive, that is!
MY BLOODY VALENTINE: 9:00pm
This nasty holiday-themed horror flick from the slasher glory days of the early ‘80s will steal your heart (as well as other vital organs) with its titillating tale of a group of beer-swilling, sex-crazed kids who were warned not to party down in a mine shaft on Valentine’s Day, lest they conjure up crazed killer Harry Warden, who flipped his lid after a Valentine’s Day mining tragedy decades earlier. But that was just a legend, right? And why is that heart-shaped box of chocolates all covered in blood? Of course, we’re showing the extra-gooey unrated version of “MBV,” featuring all the legendary gore axed by the censors back in 1981 to avoid a dreaded X rating. XOXO! (Dir. by George Mihalka, 1981, 93 min., Not Rated) 35mm
DEAD ALIVE: 10:40pm
In director Peter Jackson’s ultra-gruesome, ultra-wacky horror comedy, a shy mama’s boy finds out that dealing with dear old mother is much more difficult once she’s been bitten by a fiendish Sumatran rat monkey and become a rotting “zombie mom” who manages to infect the entire town with her special brand of zombie moxie. Dripping with oozing pus, rock-n-roll dismemberment, vicious babies and a lawnmower massacre that literally paints the screen red, Dead Alive is a gloriously gross reminder that at one time, the mild-mannered director of The Hobbit had a very sick sense of humor. (Dir. by Peter Jackson, 1992, 97 min., Not Rated) 35mm
Don Coscarelli serves up equal amounts so fright and fun in this, the original installment of the beloved Phantasm series, in which a recently orphaned boy must face off against a creepy mortician from another world named The Tall Man, not to mention flying severed fingers, compressed corpses in Jawa robes and that bloodthirsty silver sphere equipped with its very own drill bit. Boooyyyyy!!!!! (Dir. by Don Coscarelli, 1979, 88 min., Rated R) 35mm
CHRISTINE / Brand New Digital Restoration: 2:00am
Master of Horror John Carpenter put the pedal to the metal with this gas-guzzling terror tale of a misfit teenager named Arnie and his hot, sexy, fatally unhinged new girlfriend - a souped-up '58 Plymouth Fury named Christine. As anyone who ever gave Arnie a hard time begins turning up flattened like human road kill, Arnie starts to realize that maybe even AAA isn't going to be able to help him with this automotive nightmare. This killer adaptation of Stephen King's novel is guaranteed to give you massive scares per gallon. (Dir. by John Carpenter, 1983, 110 mins., Rated R) Digital
One of the balls-out scariest movies of the last 10 years, REC tells the terrifying story of a young female news reporter and a cameraman who follow a group of firefighters on an emergency call to a nearby high-rise apartment building. Once inside, their camera captures images of a mysterious epidemic that seems ready to rage out of control. When the local authorities seal off the building to contain the outbreak, the news crew, firefighters and residents are trapped inside along with a lethal terror, and it seems highly likely that nothing will survive … expect perhaps the video tape! This is one you definitely want to see while trapped in a dark movie theatre. (Dir. by Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza, 2007, Spain, in Spanish with subtitles, Rated R) Digital
THE MANITOU: 5:20am
You think you’ve got problems? Try being a young woman with a freaky fetus on the back of your neck from which you give birth to an ancient demon medicine man with plans to destroy the entire world! And that just scratches the surface of this totally insane slice of ‘70s WTF? Horror (featuring a laser battle showdown in a frozen hospital that must be seen to be believed) that seems like it was beamed down from another planet, starring a crazed cast of ‘70s B-list celebs including Tony Curtis, Burgess Meredith and Stella Stevens! (Dir. by William Girdler, 1978, 104 min., Rated PG) 35mm
The dastardly duo of George A. Romero and Stephen King were the perfect pair to present this killer homage to the classic horror comic books of the ‘50s - a gruesome anthology of five tales of terror packed with rotting revenge from beyond the grave, a hungry beast in a box and ravenously rampaging cockroaches, not to mention an all-star cast featuring Leslie Nielsen, Ed Harris, Adrienne Barbeau and more! (Dir. by George A. Romero, 1982, 120 min., Rated R) 35mm