Too old for trick-or-treating? Still love to dress up? Like horror films?
Gesa Power House Theatre will screen two classic horror films and host a costume contest this Halloween, Tuesday, October 31 starting at 7:00 p.m.
First up is George R. Romero’s 1968 film “Night of the Living Dead” – a cult classic credited with popularizing the concept of “zombies” as we think of them today. It was criticized at the time for its explicitly gory special effects, and ushered in a new wave of “splatter” horror films. The film’s plot follows a group of characters who barricade themselves in an old farmhouse in an attempt to remain safe from flesh eating monsters – the dead come back to life.
Next up is the costume contest. Details to be announced.
Finally, we will be screening the 1959 sci-fi horror film “Plan 9 from Outer Space” – written, produced, directed, and edited by Ed Wood. The plot involves extraterrestrials seeking to stop humanity from creating a doomsday weapon that could destroy the universe who implement “Plan 9”, a scheme to resurrect the Earth’s dead into a sort of zombie vampire. “Plan 9 from Outer Space” played on television in relative obscurity until 1980, when authors Harry and Michael Medved dubbed the film the “worst movie ever made” in their book The Golden Turkey Awards. Wood and his film were posthumously given two Golden Turkey Awards for Worst Director Ever and Worst Film.
Tickets and more information to be announced.
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