Sharpen your fangs and dust off your capes, it’s time for everyone’s favorite filmic undead undulation, Vampyrty 2022!
This time we partner with Exhumed Films to drive a stake into Saturday night boredom with a 1970s five-film dusk-to-dawn vampathon that that’ll feature more exposed teeth than an Osmond Family dental chart!
Friday kicks off with a 35mm double feature of two African-American oral acupuncturists, BLADE (1998), starring Wesley Snipes as the half-human, half-vampire daywalker with a talent for foiling fellow fangers, followed by the AIP classic BLACULA (1972) starring William Marshall as Prince Mamuwalde, cursed by Dracula to a life of vampirism in the 1700s, released from his coffin in the 1970s.
Saturday’s dusk-to-dawn all-nighter kicks off with the sequel to the ‘72 classic, SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM (1973). African Voodoo stirs Prince Mamuwalde to kill again! Co-staring Pam Greir.
Next up is Werner Herzog’s remake of a silent coffin classic (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year), NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE (1979), starring Klaus Kinski as Count Dracula and Isabelle Adjani as the focus of his affliction.
Now that you’ve got your fangs wet, we thread up CRYPT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1973), in which Andrew Prine accidentally unleashes long-buried vampires on an unsuspecting island village. Oops!
We then get into the ghoulish groove with YOUNG DRACULA (aka SON OF DRACULA, 1973), a super-rare rock and roll musical starring Harry Nilsson as the toothy titular Count, who performs seven songs with a backing band that includes Peter Frampton, John Bonham and Keith Moon. Costarring Ringo Starr, this rock comedy-horror film was directed by Hammer and Amicus veteran Freddie Francis, anywho two years earlier helmed our final feature…
If you’ve made it this far, we invite you to wrap up this undead all-nighter with THE VAMPIRE HAPPENING (1971), a funkily fangy freakout in which an actress inherits a Transylvanian castle, unaware that she’s the doppelgänger descent of a vivacious vampire vixen who’s decidedly not deceased, and satiates her sanguinary desires in the nearby seminary!
All films presented on 35mm, stakes and garlic not provided.. but encouraged.
Be sure to come early for Themed Eats, Limited Edition Merch, Vendors, Live DJ, Photo Ops & More!
Friday: General Ticket: $10 (per person) - General+Overnight: $20 (per person)
Saturday: General Ticket: $15 (per person) - General+Overnight: $25 (per person)
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