Thursday, January 31, 2013

Slaughter Classics: 'The Shining'

Monday, January 21st, 2013
@ Screenland Armour

The Shining is pretty much everyone's favorite scary movie.  Why?  Because it is actually scary.  I think it is the scariest movie I've ever seen.  No matter how many times I watch it, Jack Nicholson shocks me.  It's a true classic, that rises above the horror genre.  Screenland Armour featured a Stanley Kubrick film every Monday, for the entire month of January.  So, honestly, I lucked into the honor of hosting this!

At the last few Slaughter events I noticed one of the regular attendees, Gary Cooper, had gone above and beyond to help out.  For our December screenings, he made the 'Christmas Body Bag'!  Yes, it was a real body bag.  He put a blow up doll inside and the wrapped it with Christmas lights.  It was the perfect photo-op.  I asked him what ideas he had to make The Shining a more interactive experience.  Gary made a door prop, that looked as if Jack had just busted through with his ax and yelled, "Here's Johnny!"  We also gave away a prize pack that included a copy of the film on DVD, Stephen King's book and a few other indie horror shorts.  We put the lucky room key 237 under a random seat and whoever sat there, was our winner!

Check out the photos HERE.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Slaughter Movie House: 'There's Nothing Out There!'

Monday, January 7th, 2013
@ Czar Bar, KCMO

This is yet another screening I have Justin Beahm to thank for setting up.  We were discussing that the most fun films to watch with a group are the silly, gory, and over-the-top flicks.  He suggested one of his favorites, There's Nothing Out There (1991) by Rolfe Kanefsky.  Justin asked Rolfe if we could play it and the rest is history.  I hadn't seen it, so I waited until that night to experience it with everyone else and it was worth it!

We also screened, The Giant Rubber Monster Movie, a short by Thomas Berdinski.  I first saw the film back in October, while we were setting up for Horror on the Boulevard.  'Rubber Monster' features the amazing girls of Midnight Mausoleum, Robyn Graves and Marlena Midnight.  It is exactly how it sounds, hilarious.  And I had a feeling it would be a perfect match with TNOT!

I don't do this alone, I get so much help in making these events special.  Last minute, Allied Marketing offered us a lot of MAMA swag.  They gave us passes to an advanced screening of the film and t-shirts!  As you can see on the beautiful flyer, designed by Erica Kauffman of Atomic Cotton, we accepted donations for sCare Foundation. Justin is on the board for this non-profit that supports at-risk youth and the Los Angeles Children's Hospital.  Check out the rest of the photos HERE.