SATURDAY, OCT. 27TH TO SUNDAY,
OCT. 28TH 2012: 24 HOUR HORROR-THON PART 666
Doors open at 11am on Saturday, show starts at 12pm.
Tickets: $35 / $25 for IHP Members
IF WE SELL OUT IN
ADVANCE WE WILL NOT HAVE TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. PLEASE
BUY IN ADVANCE TO AVOID BEING SHUT OUT
ADVANCE TICKETS ARE NOW ONSALE: PLEASE READ
THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE HERE
SATURDAY, OCT. 27TH TO SUNDAY, OCT. 28TH 2012: 24 HOUR HORROR-THON PART
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 ARE NOW ONSALE THROUGH TICKETFLY.COM!
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
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
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
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?
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
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!