Here's a friendly update from the Ihouse in Philadelphia (the place where we are exposed to Exhumed Films 24 Hour goodness on 10/25). Go show some support. I dearly wish I could see Haxan tomorrow.
We're getting an early start on our Halloween celebrations here at IHP, beginning this weekend with a frighteningly fun Family Matinee on Saturday, followed that evening by a rare black & white classic exploring the witchcraft of the middle ages.
Next weekend brings another Halloween-themed Family Matinee - a fantastical fairy-tale stop-motion nightmare. And on the big night itself, we'll be partying past midnight with a DJ, craft beers, cocktails, costumes, and zombie makeup, at our first ever Night of the Philly Dead!
Family Matinee: Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 11th at 2:00pm
From the great Muppet creator Jim Henson comes this classic bursting with enchantment and adventure, based on the delightfully dark story by Roald Dahl. Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston stars as the Grand High Witch in this fable of a nine-year-old boy who must foil the plans of a secret society of witches to turn the world's children into mice. It won't be easy: they've already transformed him into one!
"And it's here that the genius of the late Jim Henson comes into play, as Henson and his special effects team create a world in which gigantic pieces of furniture tower over the little boy-mouse and some of his friends, as they try to survive cats and extermination and save the children of England... The Witches is an intriguing movie, ambitious and inventive... worth seeing just for Anjelica Huston's obvious delight in playing a completely uncompromised villainess." - Roger EbertClick here to buy tickets, add to your calendar, or share on Facebook/Twitter/Google+
The Janus Collection:
Saturday, October 11th at 7:00pm
Grave robbing, torture, possessed nuns, and a satanic Sabbath: Benjamin Christensen's legendary film uses a series of dramatic vignettes to explore the scientific hypothesis that the witches of the Middle Ages suffered the same hysteria as turn-of-the-century psychiatric patients. But the film itself is far from serious-instead it's a witches' brew of the scary, gross, and darkly humorous. This version of the 1922 silent film was re-edited in 1968 with narration by William S. Burroughs and a soundtrack featuring Jean-Luc Ponty.Click here to buy tickets, add to your calendar, or share on Facebook/Twitter/Google+
Family Matinee: Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 18th at 2:00pm
Combining the visionary imaginations of two premier fantasists, director Henry Selick (The Nightmare before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach) and author Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Coraline is a wondrous and thrilling, fun and suspenseful, stop-motion animated adventure - a fairy-tale nightmare steeped in classic storytelling, craftsmanship, and the old-fashioned art of moviemaking magic. In Coraline, a young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers and alternate version of her life - a better version. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her "Other" parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home.Click here to buy tickets, add to your calendar, or share on Facebook/Twitter/Google+
Halloween Dance Party
Friday, October 31st from 9:00pm until 2:00am
Will Halloween be the Day of the Undead in Philadelphia?
Come out to IHP on the undead's favorite day of the year, Friday, October 31st, to celebrate Halloween with the launching of a new, annual event, NIGHT OF THE PHILLY DEAD: BREWS AND BRAINS! Brew Crew Events and IHP are teaming up to bring the first Halloween craft beer and cocktail party to the Philadelphia region. Join us for a zombie themed dance-party, paying homage to the cult-classic movies, while taking the Night of the Living Dead series in an all-new, frightening direction, with scary-good catering provided by TV Chef Barbie Marshall, craft beer, and themed cocktails included in your cost of admission.
Night of the Philly Dead is particularly psyched to have DJ Skeme Richards bringing the music until 2am. Hailing from Philadelphia and a DJ for the world-famous Rock Steady Crew, Skeme digs and spins everything from Funk & Soul, Classics, Hip Hop, Breaks, and all things funky.
Costumes are encouraged (there will be a competition!), but if you don't want to go all out, #NightofthePhillyDead will have Makeup Artistry by NickieRenee and team on hand to zombify you by appointment.
Don't miss the creepiest, most bone-chilling party in town on October 31st - join the Philly Dead for world-class DJ Skeme Richards, craft beer, cocktails, and ghoulish snacks that will get your spine tingling all night long.
Ticket price includes light hors d'oeuvres plus craft beers and cocktails for those 21 and over. Buy your ticket early - the price will increase on the day of the event!
Advance pricing: $50 General Public, $40 IHP Members
Day of Event pricing: $65 General Public, $50 IHP Members
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