Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Unravel the mysterious giallo genre with Dario Argento’s ‘Deep Red’

CULT CORNER: Unravel the mysterious giallo genre with Dario Argento’s ‘Deep Red’

The horror genre is rife with sub-genres, whether it’s zombies, vampires, ghosts, slashers, exploitation (which itself has more sub-genres), or a litany of other choices. Horror seemingly has something for everyone, provided you like scary movies! There is one genre, though, that many American horror going audiences aren’t familiar with, at least on a widespread […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival opens with Ethan Hawke film ‘Blaze’ and live music on April 12

Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival opens with Ethan Hawke film ‘Blaze’ and live music on April 12

From a press release: The second annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival will roll out the red carpet for a special opening night event with the screening of the new Ethan Hawke film “Blaze” and a live musical performance by its star, Ben Dickey, at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2nd annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces movie lineup at Opera House April 12-15

2nd annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces movie lineup at Opera House April 12-15

From a press release: The second annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe with a special red carpet opening night event that filmgoers and music fans won’t want to miss. The opening night feature film is “Blaze” (2018), […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Season of the Witch’ is an interesting departure for horror icon George Romero

CULT CORNER: ‘Season of the Witch’ is an interesting departure for horror icon George Romero

Director George A. Romero’s name will forever be attached to zombie lore. He singlehandedly changed the horror movie industry by creating the modern zombie and its “rules,” and fans will forever be grateful. However, Romero has done a number of films that are outside the “Living Dead” canon and even outside the horror genre. One […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ royally elevates Marvel blockbusters with bold new vision

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ royally elevates Marvel blockbusters with bold new vision

Editor’s note: This review is spoiler-free and does not reveal any major plot details. When it comes to pre-release hype, not too much comes to mind before Disney these days. Whether it’s a new “Star Wars” film, the latest Pixar project, or the next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Internet hype train runs […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Turbo Kid’ is all the post-apocalyptic ’80s nostalgia you’ll ever need

CULT CORNER: ‘Turbo Kid’ is all the post-apocalyptic ’80s nostalgia you’ll ever need

The 1980s are certainly having a renaissance of sorts lately. Shows and movies featuring the decade have become extremely popular – see “Stranger Things” or last year’s “It” remake for proof. However, for those of us who grew up the ‘80s, the nostalgia reaches even deeper, especially if you grew up a horror and/or sci-fi […]

 Rich Howells

Marketplace at Steamtown looking for new management to reopen Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton

Marketplace at Steamtown looking for new management to reopen Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton

After conflicting messages were posted on Facebook yesterday by the Iron Horse Movie Bistro and the adjacent Marketplace at Steamtown in downtown Scranton, the owner of both businesses, John Basalyga, clarified that Iron Horse will be temporarily closed while he seeks a new management company to run the movie theater. At midnight on Saturday, the […]

 Rich Howells

Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton closes after less than a year, Marketplace says it’s temporary

Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton closes after less than a year, Marketplace says it’s temporary

At midnight last night, the Iron Horse Movie Bistro in downtown Scranton announced suddenly on Facebook that it would be closing its doors after less than a year in business, though the adjacent Marketplace at Steamtown claims this is only temporary. Run by Phoenix Theatres Entertainment in Knoxville, Tennessee, the theater’s simple Facebook post thanks […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Hell Night’ is no ‘Exorcist,’ but this Linda Blair slasher shouldn’t be overlooked

CULT CORNER: ‘Hell Night’ is no ‘Exorcist,’ but this Linda Blair slasher shouldn’t be overlooked

The 1980s were a decade filled with slasher films, with each being more redundant than the last. Many of these films are throwaways and largely forgettable, as was the case with “Hell Night” for a number of years. However, the film has developed a strong cult following in the decades since it was first released. […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Telling the real ‘Polka King’ story with documentary filmmaker John Mikulak

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Telling the real ‘Polka King’ story with documentary filmmaker John Mikulak

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

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