Los Angeles! Cinefamily’s United States of Horror midnight series begins tonight!
In October 2012, L.A.’s storied Cinefamily made me ache from the East Coast as they rolled out a Video Nasty each midnight of October. This year, they’re again blowing minds, cinematically touring this great nation (and maybe in such gruesome fashion they sparked a government shutdown), highlighting all manner of genre filmmaking in many corners of the U.S. Undisputed classics, regional oddities and holy shit rarities (prints of WHITE OF THE EYE and DEATH BED!) are on deck. Find the full lineup below, and go because I can’t.
“…it’s a cross-country death trip,” so says the theater, “with each night celebrating a different state of the Union, and regional horror filmmaking of all stripes. Whether it’s unknown directors toiling away on backyard labors of love, or itinerant auteurs falling in love with and shooting an unfamiliar landscape as if it was their own, this series’ thirty entries provide a vibrant overview of our nation’s hidden horror history.”
You can find an elaborate, detailed home base for THE UNITED STATES OF HORROR at the Cinefamily site. Below, you’ll see the titles and dates in full! Anything you’re particularly excited for? ABBY, SHAKMA, HEX and THE MANITOU seem like musts.
Tuesday, Oct. 1st, midnight – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Equinox
Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, midnight – ARIZONA: White of the Eye (producer Brad Wyman in person!)
Thursday, Oct. 3rd, midnight – NEVADA: Tremors
Friday, Oct. 4th, midnight – NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: The Manitou
Saturday, Oct. 5th, midnight – OREGON: Just Before Dawn
Sunday, Oct. 6th, midnight – IDAHO: The Being
Monday, Oct. 7th, midnight – UTAH: Troll 2
Tuesday, Oct. 8th, midnight – NEBRASKA: Hex (composer Charles Bernstein in person!) Wednesday, Oct. 9th, midnight – KANSAS: Carnival of Souls
Thursday, Oct. 10th, midnight – MISSOURI: Ernest Scared Stupid
Friday, Oct. 11th, midnight – KENTUCKY: Abby
Saturday, Oct. 12th, midnight – ILLINOIS: Bleeding Skull presents Chester Turner, LIVE (feat. “Black Devil Doll From Hell” & “Tales From The Quadead Zone”)
Sunday, Oct. 13th, midnight – MICHIGAN: Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
Monday, Oct. 14th, midnight – OHIO: Homebodies
Tuesday, Oct. 15th, midnight – PENNSYLVANIA: Martin
Wednesday, Oct. 16th, midnight – MASSACHUSETTS: The House By The Cemetery
Thursday, Oct. 17th, midnight – VERMONT: Dark August
Friday, Oct. 18th, midnight – UPSTATE NEW YORK: Last House on Dead End Street
Saturday, Oct. 19th, midnight – NEW YORK CITY: Basket Case
Sunday, Oct. 20th, midnight – NEW JERSEY: The Deadly Spawn
Monday, Oct. 21st, midnight – MARYLAND: The Alien Factor
Tuesday, Oct. 22th, midnight – GEORGIA: Squirm
Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 10PM – FLORIDA: Shakma + Shock Waves
Thursday, Oct. 24th, midnight – MISSISSIPPI: If Footmen Tire You, What Will Horses Do?
Saturday, Oct. 26th, midnight – TENNESSEE: The Evil Dead
Sunday, Oct. 27th, midnight – ARKANSAS: The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Monday, Oct. 28th, midnight – TEXAS: Eaten Alive
Tuesday, Oct. 29th, midnight – COLORADO: Endangered Species
Wednesday, Oct. 30th, midnight – NEW MEXICO: The Brotherhood of Satan
Thursday, Oct. 31st, midnight – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Chopping Mall (director Jim Wynorski in person!)