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Thursday, April 30, 2009

More Terror at The Senator Theatre!

Zombies and vampires and politicians, OH MY!

This weekend is the FANEX Horror weekend at The Senator. Here's the schedule:

-------------FRIDAY, MAY 1st-------------
Alien Factor
(1978 - Family Friendly)

Friday, May 1st - 7:00pm

"Alien Factor" was one of the first independent horror film done in Baltimore.
A spaceship carrying dangerous aliens crashes into the woods and mayhem ensues. A good alien arrives to save the day. The film stars locals including Dick Dyszel, Don Leifert and George Stover. The film has just been chosen to receive the Mystery Science Theatre treatment.

Two Front Teeth
Friday, May 1st - 9:00pm

"Two Front Teeth" was written and directed by Baltimore's Jamie Nash, who pays a warped homage to everything from Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" to "Gremlins" to "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

It's the night before Christmas and Gabe Snow, a tabloid writer haunted by the Ghosts of Christmas past, is investigating a Yule Tide conspiracy. Gabe knows that Flight 1225 was brought down one foggy Christmas Eve, by a flying creature with a "glowing nose". Now, a blood-sucking Vampire - Santa Claus - has put Gabe on his list and unleashed the demonic fury of the North Pole. An army of zombie elves, who have no interest in Toys or pointy hats or dentistry, are about to turn Gabe's white Christmas blood red. Will Gabe find the true meaning of Christmas? Can he stake a heart that's two sizes too small? What will he find under his tree?

Dario Argento's

(R - 98min)
Friday & Saturday (5/1 - 5/2) - 10:30pm

A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the staff of the school are actually a coven of witches bent on chaos and destruction.

-------------SATURDAY, MAY 2nd -------------
The Invisible Ghost
(1941 - Family Friendly)

Saturday, May 2nd - 10:30am

Stars Bela Lugosi in one of his best poverty row productions.

Theatrical Premiere
FANEX Files: Samuel Z. Arkoff

(2008 - Family Friendly)
Saturday, May 2nd - 11:45am

Is the first in a series of documentaries from Midnight Marquee. For 19 years the FANEX classic film conventions were held in Baltimore. MidMar in conjunction with Longthrow Productions is taking those rare guest interviews and doing a series on the history of horror films. Samuel Z. Arkoff looks at the impact of Arkoff and AIP Studios.

Basket Case

Saturday, May 2nd - 1:00pm

"Basket Case" is the tale of two brothers and the jealousy that occurs when one gets a girlfriend. Oh yea, one of the brothers was an amputated undeveloped Siamese twin the other carries around in a basket. Ultra low-budget camp fun.

World Premiere
FANEX Files: Hammer Films
(2009 - Family Friendly)

Saturday, May 2nd - 3:00pm

Continuing the FANEX series, this installment focuses on Hammer Films and includes interviews with Christopher Lee, Ingrid Pitt, Veronica Carlson, Val Guest, Freddie Francis, Jimmy Sangster, James Bernard, Yutte Stensgaard, Caroline Munroe and more.

Horror of Dracula
Saturday, May 2nd - 5:00pm

Please Note: "The Horror of Dracula" will be presented with a rare original I.B. Technicolor [dye-transfer] 35mm print.

Starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing is considered by many to be one of the best of the Dracula films. Lee is memorizing as the seductive Count and Cushing, as always, commands the screen as Van Helsing. Tame by today's standards, at the time the film was considered excessively violent and received the X rating in Britain.

Theatrical Premiere
Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb

(2007 - Family Friendly)
Saturday, May 2nd - 7:00pm

"Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb" is Midnight Marquee's homage to 1930s horror films. Filmed in B&W, local actors share scenes with Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Peter Lorre, Lionel Atwill, George Zucco and even Barbara Stanwyck. An archeologist is missing and his fiesty fiancee travels to London, Scotland and Egypt before meeting a mummy and the evil queen that controls him.

Grave Mistakes
Saturday, May 2nd - 9:00pm

"Grave Mistakes" is a return to the horror anthology by local writer/director Chris LaMartina, who tells four stories filled with vampires, and zombies and ghouls, oh my. LaMartina's other films include Book of Lore and Dead Teenagers.

Dario Argento's

Friday & Saturday (5/1 - 5/2) - 10:30pm
A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the staff of the school are actually a coven of witches bent on chaos and destruction.

-------------SUNDAY, MAY 3rd -------------
Please stay tuned to www.senator.com or
www.midmar.com for added Sunday attractions TBA.

A Gary Ugarek Film
Deadlands 2: Trapped
(2008 - NR - 85min)

Sunday, May 3rd - 5:00pm

When the US gov't tests a highly secret nerve gas on the residents of Hagerstown, MD the side effects bring down a world of horrors for 6 strangers trapped inside a movie theatre.

WARNING! Snarky commentary: Hmmmm...politicians rain down horror on people trapped inside a movie theatre in Maryland...familiar plot.

World Premiere
Corpus Kristi

Sunday, May 3rd - 7:00pm

"Corpus Kristi" is described as a black comedy - Arsenic and Old Lace as redone by the Coen Brothers. The film was written by local C. Patrick Storck and directed by Shawn Jones. Stars include John Stonebraker, Mike Storck, Zeb Drinkwater, Gabby Demczuk and Tiffanny James.

World Premiere
The Good Sisters

Sunday, May 3rd - 9:00pm

"The Good Sisters" is the new film from the Chainsaw Sally gang, written and directed by Jimmy O. Debbie Rochon and April Monique Burril are witchy sisters whose way of life is in danger from a mysteroius neighbor. The sisters will have to draw on all their power as they engage in a battle of good vs. evil. But the question is, are they really the good sisters?

Plus a special sneak peak of "The Chainsaw Sally Show".

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