Like the unstoppable monster that just keeps coming back for sequels, the “Hudson Horror Show” is alive and coming for your very soul! The latest installment of the area’s best film festival for classic horror and exploitation films will be taking place at the Silver Cinemas South Hills 8 in Poughkeepsie NY this Saturday night, December 1st 2012. Theyl present six feature length films, all off vintage 35mm film prints (tickets still only $26.00 in advance).
“Switchblade Sisters,” from legendary director Jack Hill (Foxy Brown, Spider Baby) tells the story of the Dagger Debs, a tough-as nails, inner-city gang of snarling girls, who are put to the test as they go up against their drug-dealing rivals. This simmering slice of exploitation is one of Quentin Tarrantino’s all time favorite movies.
“The Devil’s Rain” from director Robert Fuest (The Abominable Dr. Phibes) is one of the best examples of the “Satanic Panic” films of the 70s. An all-star cast, rounded out by William Shatner, Tom Skerrit, Eddie Albert and future Scientologist John Travolta, tells the story of a 200-year-old Satanic priest, (played by the legendary, late Ernest Borgnine), who leads a coven of ultra-creepy, empty-eye socket, hooded slaves. Borgnine’s half ram, half man and the infamous “meltdown” scene makes this a horror classic, you don’t want to miss!
Following on the heels of their screening of Don Coscarelli’s creepy masterpiece, “Phantasm,” they are striking back with the even more incredible “Phantasm 2!” With a bigger budget, more gruesome effects, more action, and more of the Tall Man’s deadly silver balls, “Phantasm 2” emerged as one of the best sequels of any horror franchise. Unfortunately not many caught “Phantasm 2” in its original theatrical run, so this is a ultra-rare screening of this horror classic.
“Crom! The Cimmerian War God” laughs at you as he brings his wrath down with vengeance in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s breakout role. Forget the crappy watered down CGI modern remake, the original Conan the Barbarian delivers more blood, blades and boobs than most vintage slasher films. Come celebrate the 30th anniversary screening of this ultraviolent masterpiece!
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any better, reigning over our 12 to 13 hours of mind-bending cinema, will be the one and only “Re-Animator!” Stuart Gordon’s chunk blowing tribute to H.P. Lovecraft, “Re-Animator,” will cast its green glow over the screen of the Silver Cinema. Starring Jeffrey Combs as one of fandom’s most beloved mad scientists, “Re-Animator” has it all.
In celebration of their 6th show and third year of film programming, there will be a 6th bonus mystery movie. That’s five movies for the price of six! Six full length features for only $26.00! What will the mystery movie be? You’ll want to be at Silver Cinemas on December 1st to find out!