Sunday, October 10, 2010

Exhumed Films Horrorthon Year One: 2007

As we are now just under 3 weeks away from the 4th annual Exhumed Films Horrorthon, I figured I'd write up a few blogs chronicling the past years and give my incite on how to survive an arduous tasks of 24 hours straight of 35mm horror films.
In 2007, Exhumed Films celebrated their 10 year anniversary, and to mark this occasion they started what would become a major Philly/Halloween tradition in the Horrorthon. Noon Saturday till noon Sunday, the audience is bombarded with at least 14 back to back horror(or genre related) films, all the while never knowing what films they were going to see until it's actually started. The EF crew are not merciless, as they give us a list of vague clues to hint us in on what we are going to see(I've never been right once thus far).
Now I actually missed the 2007 Horrorthon, but when I heard the movies they had shown, I was a little disappointed by how many mainstream films they ended up showing, as opposed to more obscure ones that I wanted to see. I would later learn in the years following that you want a good mix of the mainstream and the obscure, to keep things interesting. It's like listening to a good radio station; you wanna hear new music, but also have some well known favorites to keep you interested.
Since I was not at this horrorthon, I have no real experience to share with you, so I'll just go over the list of what they did play, which I located on another blog, along with the "clues":

12:15PM - Slasher Classic - "Halloween"(1978)

2:00PM - Giant Monster Movie - "Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla

3:45PM - Creepy, beloved Made For Television Movie - "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark"

5:15PM - Gruesome favorite that doesn't fall into any particular genre - "Hellraiser"

7:45PM "sort-of-living-dead-but-not-exactly" classic - "Phantasm"

9:30PM - Sleazy/absurdist/infamous slasher guilty pleasure - "Pieces"

11:15PM - Comedy/monster movie favorite - "An American Werewolf In London"

12:45AM - Vampire Cult Classic - "Blacula"

2:30AM - Sleazy/absurdist/infamous zombie guilty pleasure - "Burial Ground"

4:00AM - A real obscurity that you wont think is a horror movie until it's final moments - "Teenage Mother"

5:15AM - Ridiculously goofy/trashy monster movie guilty pleasure - "Dracula Vs. Frankenstein"

7:15AM - "sort-of-living-dead-but-not-exactly" cult classic - "Demons"

8:45AM Campy monster movie cult classic - "Alligator"

10:15AM - Zombie movie that still makes me sick everytime I see it - "The Gates of Hell

Between most of the movies are all kinds of short films and old trailers which really pads things out nicely.
Look for Part 2 of this blog tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah... I'm a little jealous that you got to see some of these movies on the big screen.