What are you watching this week, Cinephiles? According to our own Kyle Harter the answer to that question would be Dear White People. Whether you agree with him or not, one thing is for sure — there’s lot of terrifying things happening in and around the city this weekend. Here are a few suggestions.
When: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 11 a.m.
Where: International House
It’s the big one, horror fans. Exhumed Films‘ 24 Hour Horror-thon is upon. While word on the street is the event is sold out, tickets come and go with the kind of frequency of suburbanites haggling on Stubhub over Made in America. Thankfully, there are no scalpers involved and this show won’t suck. You still might have a chance to get in, you just better keep updated on the marathon’s event page for last minute details.
AROUND THE 215:
When: Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:30 p.m. + 10 p.m.
The highlight of last year’s Horror-fest was a screening of a 35mm print of Dario Argento’s Inferno (1980). Why? Because so few horror films develop a visual aesthetic. Giallo is ALL visuals. Case in point: Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears. A not-quite-sequel to their excellent 2009 neo-giallo thriller Amer, the film is heavy on atmosphere and style. PhilaMOCA wisely snapped this one up, offering Philadelphia two opportunities to see the film before it hits VOD.
GO WEST, YOUNG MAN:
When: Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2 p.m.
Where: The Colonial Theater
It’s a horror weekend, okay. You gotta problem with that? With Halloween just around the corner, you should be grabbing every opportunity you can to indulge in dark pleasures, because it’s back to the real world and that’s a far more frightening place. No venue has been offering more opportunities to immerse yourself in this kind of entertainment than Phoenixville’s Colonial Theater. This Sunday that have an exceptional opportunity, as they present Julian Rupert’s 1925 adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera. The coolest part? It will be accompanied by a live score performed by The Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley.
Author: Robert Skvarla
Robert is a contributing writer at Cinedelphia who is finishing up his undergrad at Temple University in Strategic Communication. He writes for a number of local publications including City Paper and in the past has failed to maintain a series of rambling blogs related to pop culture. In his free time, he also enjoys strange music, offbeat art, and weird people. Follow him on Twitter @RobertSkvarla.