Retro Picture Show presents the 2017 All-Night "Pay to Get Out" Horror Movie Marathon: a 12-hour-long onslaught of horror and exploitation madness, all from 35mm film! The mayhem takes place on Saturday night, August 26 at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY. See below for full lineup.
[Description from back of VHS] Chucky’s back! The notorious killer doll with the satanic smile comes back to life in this new chapter depicting the terrifying struggle between young Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent) and the demonic doll attempting to possess his soul.
Despite being roasted to a crisp in his last escapade, Chucky rises from the ashes after being reconstructed by a toy factory to dispel the negative publicity surrounding the doll.
Back in one piece, Chucky tracks his prey to a foster home where the chase begins again in this fiendishly clever sequel to the enormously popular original. (US, 1990, 84 mins, Dir. John Lafia, 35mm)
Stephen King’s PET SEMATARY (1989)
[Description from back of VHS] For most families, moving is a new beginning. But for the Creeds, it could be the beginning of the end. Because they’ve just moved in next door to a place that children built with broken dreams, the Pet Sematary. It’s a tiny patch of land that hides a mysterious Indian burial ground with the powers of resurrection.
Master of the Macabre, Stephen King, will take you and the Creeds to hell and back. (But the Creeds don’t have return tickets.) Your tour guide is kindly old Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne), the neighborhood nice guy who knows the secrets of life, but has seen enough to firmly believe that “sometimes dead is better.” (US, 1989, 103 mins, Dir. Mary Lambert, 35mm)
Grindhouse Releasing's TRAILER APOCALYPSE
Screening for the first time ever in New York, this feature-length compilation of exploitation trailers, curated by Bob Murawski (Oscar-winning editor) and his team at Grindhouse Releasing, is sure to thrill, creep out, and maybe even nauseate every single genre die-hard in attendance at "Pay to Get Out".
Prepare for a crazy collection of the wildest, weirdest, and most action-packed face-rippers to have ever (dis)graced drive-in screens - all culled from GR's vast archive of vintage 35mm trailers, many of which have not been seen in New York since the flea-ridden heydays of 42nd St. (US, approx. 120 mins, 35mm)
John Carpenter’s PRINCE OF DARKNESS (1987) [30th Anniversary Screening]
[Description from back of VHS] Master horror movie director John Carpenter conjures up hordes of beetles, ants, worms, zombies, and Satan himself to wage war on mankind in this unspeakably terrifying fright feature.
When a group of graduate students and scientists discover an ancient canister containing an evil looking liquid in an abandoned church, all hell breaks loose. Shortly after the discovery, the liquid seems to come alive generating an evil energy that systematically turns members of the group into zombies. But even worse, it releases Satan, thus paving the way for the return of his father – the all-powerful Anti-God.
The terror mounts as only two members of the group are left to save an innocent world from a devilish fury that has been waiting seven million years to explode. (US, 1987, 104 mins, Dir. John Carpenter, 35mm)
BLACKENSTEIN (1973) [Co-presented by Vinegar Syndrome, Grindhouse Releasing & Xenon Pictures]
[Description from back of VHS] No bullets can stop him, no chains can hold him. He is the product of natural forces gone wild and gross human error, a genetic monstrosity. He is Blackenstein.
A Nobel Prize winner in physics, Dr. Stein, and his PhD assistant, Winifred, work carefully on experiments they hope will lead to breakthroughs in the field of genetic engineering and also to the rebuilding of Winifred’s invalid fiancé, Eddie Walker.
Walker, the victim of a war wound, has had all four limbs blown off. Reluctantly, he agrees to submit to the experiments after verbal fights with Winifred.
There is some hope with the experiments, none without them. But the pioneer work in genetics is still untried, and when applied to Walker the results are as destructive as they are disastrous. What is created is a monster with a passion for blood.
The horrifying graphic handiwork of Blackenstein is captured here on film as he leaves a trail of blood and guts. His murderous nighttime rampages ultimately threaten not only the professor’s work and reputation, but the lives of the community at large, Winifred, and even the professor himself.
A little stranger and a lot more bizarre than the original, this spine-tingling horror classic is one that you won’t want to miss. (US, 1973, 87 mins, Dir. William Levey, 35mm)
I DRINK YOUR BLOOD (1971)
[Description from back of blu-ray] After consuming rabies-infested meat pies, an LSD-addicted hippie cult goes on a vicious murdering rampage! (US, 1971, 83min, Dir. David E. Durston, 35mm)
Plus a bonus MYSTERY FEATURE!