1. The Early Bird Gets The Best Seats
Do you want to make sure you get the seats you really want for the Horrorthon? Unless you purchased VIP tickets, arriving late is not a option. The doors open at 11AM, so be sure to get there so you can score a decent place in line. Also, if you are going with a large group of friends, getting there late will guarantee that you will have to sit scattershot all over the theater, most likely next to some deranged sociopath who is way too eager to share the bag of toenails he's been snacking on.
2. Dress Comfortably
From the looks of early weather reports, it's going to be really cold this weekend. Now the conundrum is that the I-House theater can get damn toasty, so the best bet is to dress for "sitting in a movie theater for 24 hours" comfortability and your own body temperature. I know last year Exhumed Films' own Joe Gervasi said that one should always dress their best, but this is a horror marathon, not a goddamn box social; Dress as you see fit for this event.
A personal note from me to the world: IF YOU COME TO THIS EVENT WITH A SPIKED MOHAWK AND SIT DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF ME PREPARE TO HAVE SAID MOHAWK SET ON FIRE. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
3. Bring A Pillow
This year I will be bringing one of those travel neck pillows, as I believe they will be the most comfortable for this event. Hopefully I won't be wrong.
4. Have A Small Flashlight(not fleshlight. pervert.)
Being in a darkened theater for six or more hours can do a real number on the eyes, especially someone like me who has mole vision. Also I'm sure most of us will be bringing things with us that will be kept at our feet, which is why it's a good idea to have a small pocket flashlight to be able to go through your shit easily. It also comes in handy when you have to get up and go to the bathroom, as you can shine the light on the ground and not step on everyone's feet as you walk over them.
But remember: KEEP THE LIGHT LOW AS NOT TO DISTURB THE OTHER MOVIE PATRONS!
5. Bring Some Cash For Foodstuffs
The fine folks at the Grindcore House will have all kinds of delicious food & beverages for sale all throughout the event, and maybe if we're lucky, some vegan pizza from the awesome Blackbird Pizzeria.
6. Bring More Cash For DVDs, Posters & Shirts
Diabolik DVD will be set up for the first 2 films, selling an awesome assortment of horror, exploitation and sci-fi films. Exhumed Films' artist friend, Justin Miller from Haunt Love will also be there selling poster prints celebrating the crazier films of Horrorthon's past.
So please arrive with some extra spending money or some livestock and cheeses, for trade.
7. Bring Deodorant
Seriously, the theater starts to smell like one unified armpit once we start getting into the wee hours.
That's all I can think of for right now. I sure hope this list helps those of you going this weekend or anyone going to any horror marathon around the country, either this weekend or anytime in the future.
My next post will be my post Exhumed Films Horrorthon review & reactions.
So please, everyone have fun at the Horrorthon and have a safe and happy Halloween!