Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Exhumed Films presents DRIVE-IN ZOMBIEFEST! Memorial Day weekend, May 22-24

On Memorial Day weekend, Exhumed Films will be partnering with the Mahoning Drive-In to present the first-ever DRIVE-IN ZOMBIEFEST! We'll be showing a weekend-long retrospective featuring nine walking dead favorites on one of the largest drive-in theater screens in the country! Relive the nostalgic days of the drive-in with three big nights (May 22-24) of flesh eating fright!

Here's an amazing opportunity for fans new to the Exhumed Films screenings to get a chance to see some of the best living dead classics you may have missed when we've shown them in the past! And for those long-time fans of Exhumed, don't miss this chance to relive the excitement of these films in a fun, new setting -- under the stars on an outdoor screen! Please come out and show your support! If there's enough interest in these shows, we plan to continue bringing unique drive-in retrospectives to the Mahoning Drive-In Theater for the rest of the season!

All screenings begin at dusk, and gates open at 6pm. Tickets are $10 for each night.

Camping is available for an additional $10 each night!

Mahoning Drive-In Theatre
635 Seneca Rd.
Lehighton, PA 18235

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Exhumed Films and the Mahoning Drive-In Theatre present:


A weekend-long retrospective of nine walking dead favorites shown from 35mm film!

Friday, May 22nd:

DAY OF THE DEAD (1985)- Cooped up in a military base in an abandoned mine, scientists desperately search for cure to the outbreak of walking death that has plagued the world. A 30th anniversary screening of George A. Romero's claustrophobic finale to his classic original undead trilogy!

MESSIAH OF EVIL (1974)- A woman's search for her missing father leads her to a coastal town inhabited by a strange undead cult. A chilling and eerie Lovecraftian gem from the '70's that must be seen on the big screen! Aka. THE DEAD PEOPLE.

HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY (1981)- Part of a quintet of super-gory, over-the-top zombie features from cult favorite Italian horror director Lucio Fulci (see also: ZOMBIE, THE BEYOND & GATES OF HELL)!

Saturday, May 23rd:

DEMONS (1985)- Reality becomes nightmare when an audience attending the premiere of a mysterious horror film is trapped inside a movie theatre and turned into hideous, rampaging demons! Produced by Dario (SUSPIRIA) Argento, this ultra-gory, heavy metal-driven phantasmagoric splatter fest is a wild exercise in delirious nonsense that must be seen by every true horror fan! Music by Billy Idol, Motley Crüe, Saxon, etc.

CHILDREN SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS (1971)- From the director of A CHRISTMAS STORY! A group of friends gather at an island cemetery for an evening of ghoulish pranks, until some uninvited rotting guests show up for the party! This cheap, early cash-in on NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD is a gruesome, atmospheric delight!

ONE DARK NIGHT (1983)- A night in a creepy old mausoleum is scary enough, but when an undead spirit wakes up to wreak supernatural havoc, a young schoolgirl and her friends get much more than they bargained for in this little seen, effective horror thriller by the director of FRIDAY THE 13TH VI: JASON LIVES!

Sunday, May 24th:

CITY OF THE WALKING DEAD (1980)- Is it reality or nightmare, when a passenger plane lands disgorging an unstoppable army of pizza-faced zombie killers? This Italian production directed by Umberto (CANNIBAL FEROX) Lenzi is one of the most insane, gore-hound-pleasing, WTF horror movies ever made!

TWO EVIL EYES (1989)- George A. Romero and Dario Argento (who formerly collaborated on the seminal masterpiece DAWN OF THE DEAD) team up to take on an adaptation of two famous tales from Edgar Allan Poe! Starring Harvey Keitel, Adrienne Barbeau, Tom Atkins and E.G. Marshall. Effects by Tom Savini.

REVENGE OF THE DEAD (1980)- A message on a typewriter ribbon leads a journalist on a quest to discover more about a mysterious scientist and his theories involving the reanimation of the dead buried in strange locations. Ignore the cheap DAWN OF THE DEAD-inspired ripoff ad campaign employed by the original distributors of this unsettling horror thriller; the film is not a lame-brained Italian zombie gut-muncher, but a subtle, haunting, sophisticated living dead picture that's a true gem of '80's horror cinema! Give it a chance!

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Movie Ad of the Week: THE OLD MASTER w/ DRAGON SQUAD (1982)

A kung fu double bill of THE OLD MASTER and DRAGON SQUAD opened at the Paramount Theater in Newark, NJ on January 1, 1982. The top attraction is a Joseph Kuo movie, SHI FU CHU MA (1979), while the second feature is SI DA TIAN WANG (1974), directed by and starring Jimmy Wang Yu, first released in the U.S. in 1975.

Friday, April 10, 2015


Thanks to Sebastian del Castillo of the American Genre Film Archive, who provided us with frame shots from a couple of AGFA prints, we've been able to ID two more mystery titles from the shadowy SRC Films. Not surprisingly, they're both SCHOOLGIRL REPORT movies. CAMPUS TEASERS, which began its drive-in tour in 1978, is SCHULMÄDCHEN-REPORT 10 (1976), while NAUGHTY FRESHMEN -- first spotted on the drive-in circuit in 1979, and erroneously attributed on the IMDb to two earlier movies -- is actually SCHULMÄDCHEN-REPORT 11 (1977).

Friday, January 23, 2015

Endangered Fest II is next month in Austin!

Holy schlock! Endangered Fest II is less than a month away, and except for the Facebook and Twitter announcements we made over a month ago, we've hardly done any promotion! Well, let's get to it now! On February 20th, the American Genre Film Archive and the Austin Film Society will present "The Endangered Fest II," the sequel to the 2013 program that unearthed Craig Denney's THE ASTROLOGER, and Temple of Schlock's Chris Poggiali will return as the co-host! Those who attended the first Fest not only experienced the first public screening in years of THE ASTROLOGER but also got to watch rare 35mm prints of HANGUP (a.k.a. SUPER DUDE), the final feature by veteran director Henry Hathaway; the hard-to-find English language version of ENSALADA BAUDELAIRE, which played in the U.S. as both ANDREA and SEX AND VIOLENCE; and Stu Segall’s THE DIRTY DOLLS, a sexploitation crime flick photographed by Gary Graver and starring John Alderman, Sharon Kelly and Lyllah Torena. As with the first Endangered Fest, the titles of the four films will not be revealed until minutes before the start of each screening. The only major change is the venue: Instead of the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, Endangered Fest II will held be at the AFS at the Marchesa. More details here.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Movie Ad of the Week: NURSES REPORT w/ THE EXTERMINATOR (1975)

Here's an odd double bill that played two Buffalo drive-ins the week of April 16, 1975: An R-rated West German "sex report" and a PG-rated French thriller with Jean-Paul Belmondo! DER KRANKENSCHWESTERN-REPORT/NURSES REPORT (1972), a Walter Boos joint starring Doris Arden, Claudia Fielers and Ingrid Steeger, first surfaced in the U.S. in November 1973, sans an MPAA rating but labeled "For Adults Only" (It was submitted for a rating in early '74 and received an R). Philippe Labro's L'HERITIER (1973) hit New York City as THE INHERITOR on October 17, 1973 from Cine-Artists International. A month later, Peppercorn-Wormser acquired the film and released it throughout 1974 and '75 as THE EXTERMINATOR.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Watch It Now! OVERLAPPING SCENARIOS (2014) Directed by Eduardo Miyar

Hey everyone! Here's OVERLAPPING SCENARIOS (2014), a clever Florida-shot indie short from director Eduardo Miyar and writer Don Guarisco. Mondo-Digital's Nathaniel Thompson describes it as a "crafty short film that virtually defies classification for much of its running time," and we wholeheartedly agree. Not only is it really good, but it's also safe for work and absolutely free to view if you click on the embedded link below. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Movie Ad of the Week: SUPER FUZZ hits Yonkers! (May 14, 1982)

Avco Embassy began a really slow regional roll-out of the Terence Hill super(supahhhh!) comedy SUPER FUZZ in October 1981, and it took seven months for it to reach the New York City area. The B.S. Moss Movieland in Yonkers -- now home to the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers -- was among the half dozen theaters in Westchester to book it on May 14, 1982. Tonight, SUPER FUZZ returns to the scene of the crime, in glorious 35mm, for one AGFA screening only! 7:00 pm! At the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers! Introduced by Temple of Schlock's Chris Poggiali! Only $5.00! And if you're able to prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that the print being shown is the same one that played in the building 33 years ago, Chris will let you buy him a beer! Details here.