Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: The best movies of 2015 and the 2016 Oscars

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: The best movies of 2015 and the 2016 Oscars

Professionally recorded every Monday at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com every Tuesday, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics. Each week, the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Free ‘Spooky Christmas’ horror film festival plans bloody night at Ale Mary’s in Scranton on Dec. 17

Free ‘Spooky Christmas’ horror film festival plans bloody night at Ale Mary’s in Scranton on Dec. 17

From a press release: The first annual NEPA Horror Film Festival debuted at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains on Oct. 16, drawing over 100 guests. Rather than wait until next year for more scares, the festival is presenting a “Spooky Christmas” at Ale Mary’s (126 Franklin Ave., Scranton) on Thursday, Dec. 17. There […]

 Bill Thomas

VHS rises from the dead for Electric City Shocker Theater in Scranton

VHS rises from the dead for Electric City Shocker Theater in Scranton

Cult classic films screen on VHS on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Ale Mary's

Flashback time: You’re a kid again. Friday night, you and your friends scour the video rental store racks for the creepiest, bloodiest, most I’m-way-too-young-to-be-watching-this horror flicks you can get your mitts on. Later, you and your buddies huddle around the TV set like cavemen around the first fire, gorging yourselves on junk food and lurid […]

 Bill Thomas

Tapes and B-movies live on at Severed Short Film Night and VHS Swap Meet Convention in Stroudsburg

Tapes and B-movies live on at Severed Short Film Night and VHS Swap Meet Convention in Stroudsburg

Annual gathering on May 30 is more than just nostalgia - it's a community

When Earl Kess founded the Severed horror film showcase in 2009, he admits he didn’t expect much to come of it. In truth, his ambitions were modest. “I always told everyone that after the first Severed event, that would be all I’d need. I really wanted that experience, and when we had that first show, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Black Bear Film Festival now accepting indie film submissions

Black Bear Film Festival now accepting indie film submissions

The 15th annual Black Bear Film Festival in Milford is now accepting independent film submissions for this year’s festival, which will be held Oct. 17-19. Here are the details via the festival’s website: The film screenings will be held at the historic Milford Theatre (114 E. Catharine St., Milford). The Film Salon, located in the […]