Doors open at 11am on Saturday, show starts at 12pm. Tickets: $35 / $25 for IHP Members





To celebrate the joyous Halloween season—and our 15th anniversary!--Exhumed Films proudly presents the sixth annual 24 Hour Horror-thon: a full 24 hour marathon of nonstop horror mayhem! We'll start at noon on Saturday and go straight through until noon on Sunday. As always, the lineup of films is being kept secret--people who come to the show will only find out what the features are as they unspool onto the screen.  The show will be a combination of some of the biggest horror titles of the last 30 years or so mixed with some really rare gems. Plus we'll run tons of classic trailers, shorts, and other oddities. Can you stay awake for the entire 24 hours? Who will survive, and what will be left of them? Be here on October 27th to find out
Doors open at 11am on Saturday, show starts at 12pm. Tickets: $35 general admission; $25 for IHP members


Advance tickets come in two types: general admission tickets, which are $35, and IHP member tickets, which are $25.  There will be no reserved seating this year.  NOTE: PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE DESCRIPTION OF THE DIFFERENT TICKETS IN THE FAQ BELOW TO BE SURE YOU PURCHASE CORRECTLY!

THE ALL NEW UPDATED FOR 2012 Exhumed Films 24 Hour Horror-thon FAQ!

Q: So I’m new to the whole “Exhumed Films” thing…what’s this 24 hour marathon all about?
A: This fall, Exhumed Films is celebrating its 15th anniversary of screening classic cult and horror movies on the big screen.  For the last few years, we have been running a very successful 24 hour marathon of non-stop horror films to celebrate the glorious Halloween season.  This is our sixth year hosting the Horror-thon.

Q: Where is the show taking place?
A: Once again, the Horror-thon will take place at the International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.

Q: How much are tickets to the Horror-thon?
A: Tickets are $35 for general admission tickets, and $25 for IHP member tickets

Q: When and how can I purchase tickets for the Horror-thon?
A: Advance tickets are now on sale through Ticketfly and from the International House box office.  PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY!  WE SUGGEST YOU BUY IN ADVANCE TO AVOID BEING SHUT OUT!

Q: What is the difference between the general admission ticket and the IHP member ticket?
A: General admission tickets are essentially the tickets we’ve sold every year, and seating is first come, first served.  You can opt to have your general admission tickets mailed to you, or to pick them up at the box office on the day of the show.  If you purchase a general admission ticket, we recommend that you arrive at the theater early on Saturday in order to secure the best possible seat. 

IHP member tickets can only be purchased by those with current IHP memberships.  Besides the discounted price, the only other difference is that IHP member tickets are will call only; tickets will not be mailed out in advance, and IHP members must up their tickets at the box office.  PLEASE NOTE: IHP members can only purchase their own tickets; you cannot purchase discount tickets for non-members!  All ticket purchasers must show proof of membership when picking up their tickets.  Do not make the mistake of purchasing member tickets for non-members!  These individuals will not be admitted into the Horror-thon without proof of membership!

Q: Why will there be no reserved seating this year?
A: This year we will be selling tickets through Ticketfly instead of PayPal; because the logistics of doing reserved seating with the new ticket provider have not been fully worked out, we decided to bypass the reserved seats this year.  It’s possible that reserved seating may return in future marathons.

Q: Last year tickets to the Horror-thon were $30; they’ve obviously gone up in price.  What gives?
A: I can assure you that we at Exhumed always try to keep the costs for our events reasonable for our audience.  We come from the DIY mentality that the audience should be given the most entertainment for a fair amount of money.  But the reality is that our costs have gone up every year, and the expenditure involved in paying for projection, venue costs, and over a dozen film rental/shipping fees makes this a very pricey undertaking for both Exhumed and IHP.  We are sensitive to the price of tickets and our audience’s budget, but in an era when seeing a single movie in the theaters may cost as much as $15 or more, we still believe that the 24 hour Horror-thon is a great bargain.  It works out to about $2.50 per film!

Q: Okay, enough about tickets: what exactly happens at the Horror-thon?
A: The show starts at 12pm noon on Saturday, October 27th.  We will then run 24 non-stop hours of horror and cult movies, shorts and trailers.  All movies, trailers, and shorts are projected on 16mm or 35 mm film.  Literally, the projector does not stop running at any point during the marathon (unless, of course, it dies of exhaustion).  In all, we will be screening approximately 14 feature films, plus dozens of shorts/trailers.
Q: What kind of movies can I expect to see this year? 
A: Each year we try to find a nice balance of the horror spectrum.  You can expect to see some combination of: slashers, giant monsters, zombies, Italian horror, old school gothic horror, animals gone wild, crazy gore/splatter films, etc.  In the past we have thrown in the random sci-fi or exploitation film, but overall the bulk of what you see will be horror & monster movies.  We always try to focus on films we’ve never shown before, & perhaps films that are a bit more obscure.  Of course, we’ll still have a few fan favorites to appease the masses!  Our primary rule in selecting the films for the lineup is that we want them to be fun for the audience—nothing too grim or depressing.

Q: What if I plan to come late or only stay for a few movies—can I get in at a reduced rate?
A: Sorry, but ticket prices are the same whether you plan on staying for the entire 24 hours or just a few hours.

Q: Can I watch a few films, leave, then come back later?
A: Yes. All audience members will receive a wristband and also a hand stamp to verify that you have paid--just be sure to keep your wristband and your stamp visible so that if you go out for a while and come back later, you'll have proof that you have already paid & will be allowed re-entry to the theater.

Q: What if I wash my hands and accidentally wash off the hand stamp?
A: Don't wash the top of your hand.  Or just ask for a re-stamp.

Q: This all sounds pretty cool, and I’m considering purchasing tickets for your event.  Will you please tell me specifically what movies you are showing so I can decide whether or not I want to attend?
A: No.
Q: Great, then if you’ll….wait, what?!?  Why won’t you tell me what movies you are screening?!?
A: Because it’s a secret.

Q: Why do you keep the titles a secret?
A: We want the movies to be a surprise.  The audience will not know what they are about to watch until the film unspools onto the screen.  It’s more fun that way.

Q: Don’t people get really annoyed by not knowing what films are playing?
A: Actually, I think most people enjoy the element of surprise. It is always fun to watch audience members try to guess what films will be coming up next.

Q: Do you give any sorts of clues as to what the films are?
A: Each year, we distribute a program at the Horror-thon which gives basic information about the starting/ending times of the films, as well as the genre you could expect. For example, the first film one year started at 12:15 pm and was listed in the program as “Slasher Classic.” We’ll create a similar program this year so that you will have an idea when the films will start and finish and can have fun guessing what the film might be.

Q: Do you have a list of the movies you showed in previous years?
A: Exhumed Films does not maintain a list on its site.  But if you Google around the net, you can probably find a few blogs where some folks listed the movies we have run.

Q: Will you be doing any encore presentations of films you showed during previous Horror-thons?
A: As of right now, no films will be repeated from the previous marathons.  In fact, most of what we will show will be movies Exhumed has never screened before, or films that we haven’t shown in a very long time.

Q: I looked at the list of films you showed last year, and there are some movies that I think were poor choices. You’re not going to show films like that again, are you?
A: Look, here’s the thing: we will never please everybody.  No matter what we do, we’ll always get criticism from one side or the other.  Every year, we have audience members approach us and say “Why didn’t you show any Fulci films this year?” or “I hate these popular mainstream movies…show more obscure films!” or “I hate these obscure films…show more popular movies!”  One of the dangers of not telling people the film titles in advance is that some folks build imaginary playlists in their heads of what they would most want to see, and if the actual films don’t match the films they’re hoping for, they feel let down. But overall, I think most people are usually satisfied with the majority of our film selections. Remember that we try our best to design a program that will appeal to a variety of different people: the zombie lovers, the gorehounds, the slasher fans, the classic monster fans, the Eurohorror aficionados, etc. Hopefully, we can give everybody something they will really enjoy.

Q: Are you selling food at this show?
A: There will be a number of food vendors—including Little Babys Ice Cream—in the IHP lobby or right outside the venue that will have food for sale throughout the show. There are also many nearby restaurants if you want to sneak out for lunch, dinner, etc.  You are welcome to bring outside snack food (chips, popcorn, etc.) into the theatre provided you do not make a mess and you clean up after yourself. Due to the nice, clean, comfy new seats, you CANNOT bring in dinner foods, i.e., cheese steaks, pizza, scrapple, etc.  Please eat all meals at a restaurant or in the I-House lobby (which has tables and chairs for your use) in order to keep the theatre clean.

Q: Will there be other stuff to buy?
A: As always, Diabolik DVD will have a table of cult, horror, obscure films for sale throughout much of the show. We should also have Exhumed Films t-shirts for sale in the lobby.

Q: Where can I park?
A: There is metered parking on the street outside of IHP, but be aware that you’ll have to feed the meter throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.  There is also discounted garage parking at the University City Science Center parking garage, located at 3711 Market Street, one block from IHP.  You can get your parking ticket validated at the IHP front desk, and parking for the entire event costs about $10!

Q: Besides money for tickets and DVDs and parking and t-shirts and food, what else should I bring to the show?
A: If you're in for the long haul, a pillow and blanket might make for a cozier viewing experience at 3am. Also plan on bringing money to fill the parking meter periodically if you drive to the show—you will definitely get ticketed or towed if you park illegally or do not feed the meters. Perhaps some caffeine pills or Red Bull would come in handy. And Tylenol. Oh, and we’ve learned from previous years that bringing some deodorant with you (and also bathing prior to the show!) will help prevent the theater from getting too “ripe.”

Q: This show sounds like a cool idea. Is there anything I can do to help with the marathon?
A: Tell your friends. Most of the people who discover Exhumed Films do so via word of mouth. This is obviously a very expensive undertaking for us, so the more people who attend, the greater the likelihood of our breaking even! You might also consider passing out some fliers in your area to help spread the word!