NYC! BBQ Films to offer NYCC “BLADE” Blood Rave & Interactive Experience with The Crystal Method!


There’s no denying that getting horror hounds to their local theater has been a chore as of late; there’s a reason studios have been wary of giving a horror film any budget whatsoever. So, as a result, exhibitors, festivals and event organizers have found business in bringing the cinematic language to audiences outside of the theaters, with interactive experiences providing new, cutting edge transmedia. One of the companies who are truly showcasing the future of entertainment is the aptly titled NYC-based BBQ Films, who have constructed events that not only work as parties inside the realm of a specific film, but also double as an interactive theatrical experience. And now, BBQ Films have their first, and likely not last, horror film experience just in time for New York Comic Con as they are putting together the Blood Rave from the opening sequence of BLADE!

That’s right: BBQ Films in association with Pictureplane are bringing BLADE to life on October 9th at 7:30 p.m. at NYC’s famous Terminal 5, including a screening of the original BLADE, costumed actors bringing BLADE to life, a performance from BLADE II benchmarks The Crystal Method and, of course, a climactic blood rain rave re-enacting the infamous franchise opener! But that’s not even close to being all: there will be sword-fighting demos, exclusive BLADE-themed merch, secret special guest appearances and much, much more. Best of all? NYCC attendees will only have to walk a few minutes to reach the venue, making it the perfect post-Con afterparty.

But lest you think this BLADE Rave is merely a party, think again. After attending a “blood test” event last week, FANGORIA learned that “costumed actors” portion is a literal interactive BLADE experience, with the venue and all attendees being incorporated into this original story. This is all not to mention the appearances by DJ Choyce Hacks, the Poisonous Pinups, The Dance Cartel and more; BBQ Films is even decorating the venue like locations from the BLADE trilogy, including Deacon Frost’s Lair! In fact, BBQ Films is going above and beyond to make this experience the definitive BLADE experience and the perfect party to jumpstart your Halloween experience.

Want to attend? You can get tickets to this don’t-miss event at BBQ Films’ official website HERE, and in a special deal for FANGORIA fans, use the code IMMERSIVECINEMA at checkout to get tickets for only $45! Make sure to keep an eye on FANGORIA.com for more on this BLADE Blood Rave and BBQ Films, and you can check out photos from last week’s “blood test” below (photo credit: Sachyn Mital & Ben Newman)!

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Ken W. Hanley

Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel “THE I IN EVIL”, and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.

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