Who says you have to wait until October to scare yourself silly? 3rd Ward Philadelphia is kicking off their Summer Scares Series on Friday, June 14th with Don’t Go in the House, the 1979 independent American horror film influenced by real-life murderer and body-snatcher Ed Gein.
Horror enthusiasts will also be treated to a selection of movie trailers from the slasher-film boom of the early 1980s that Don’t Go in the House helped initiate, followed by a discussion of the golden era of American horror film, the future of the genre, and how the archetypal American monster depicted in the film reflects the idea of fear in modern society. An event not to be missed!
American Original Pictures Presents: Don’t Go in the House
Friday, June 14th 8:00-11pm
1227 N. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
$10.00 at the door
From the Summer Scares Facebook page:
Summer Scares is a program of monthly horror movie screenings at 3rd Ward Philadelphia with interactive discussion and work-shopping. We feature special make-up FX seminars, sociological discussion, learning (but fun!) and fabulously freaky fun times. The series is presented and hosted by independent Philadelphia horror movie maker Isaac Williams of American Original Pictures.
3rd Ward official site.
Author: Jill Malcolm
Jill is happiest attending midnight screenings with other crazy film fans at her local theater. Her other passions include reading, traveling to faraway places, cat videos, pugs, and jalapeño peppers. She is co-founder of the blog Filmhash.