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3 lessons learned from horror pioneer George A. Romero in these scary times

3 lessons learned from horror pioneer George A. Romero in these scary times

I’m no fan of horror movies. At least I wasn’t until I moved from Hollywood back to my hometown of Pittsburgh, where I met the legendary independent filmmaker George Romero, best known as the inventor of the modern-day zombie and movies like “Night of the Living Dead.” I had avoided seeing George’s movies for two […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mailboxes dance, sing, and deliver voting info in downtown Scranton on Oct. 31

Mailboxes dance, sing, and deliver voting info in downtown Scranton on Oct. 31

From a press release: Following pop-up appearances in Honesdale and Hawley last week, a chorus of mailboxes will be dancing into Scranton on Halloween, just days before Election Day. “Delivering Democracy,” presented by the Farm Arts Collective, will appear at four outdoor public locations throughout downtown Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. […]

 James Callahan

VIDEO PREMIERE: Infamous Philly hardcore band Bad Luck 13 releases 3-song Halloween extravaganza

VIDEO PREMIERE: Infamous Philly hardcore band Bad Luck 13 releases 3-song Halloween extravaganza

The mere mention of this flaming nail bomb of a band from the “City of Brotherly Love” can strike terror in the souls of promoters, venue owners, and aggressive music fans alike. Born in Philadelphia in 1996, Bad Luck 13 Riot Extravaganza has become the thing of mosh pit legend – a fiery, multi-headed hardcore/metal […]

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Live ‘Rocky Horror’ shadow cast returns to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 30

Live ‘Rocky Horror’ shadow cast returns to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 30

Back by popular demand, local “Rocky Horror Picture Show” shadow cast Sweet Translucent Dreams will return to the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City just before Halloween on Friday, Oct. 30. Last month, Sweet Translucent Dreams packed the place as this quirky classic film celebrated its 45th anniversary across the country with screenings at drive-in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Take a spooky Flashlight Tour of the Everhart Museum in Scranton on Oct. 24

Take a spooky Flashlight Tour of the Everhart Museum in Scranton on Oct. 24

From a press release: From minerals to mirrors, learn about myths and superstitions on a one-hour guided “Flashlight Tour” through the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 24. Special guest presenters John and Keriann Balucha of Wyoming Valley Ghost Tours will end the tour with fascinating details of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Friday the 13th Part III’ showing in 3D for free at Scranton Public Library on Oct. 28

‘Friday the 13th Part III’ showing in 3D for free at Scranton Public Library on Oct. 28

From a press release: After taking a break due to the coronavirus pandemic, free Wednesday Movie Matinees returned to the Scranton Public Library this month with “Little Women” and “Jojo Rabbit.” Reservations and masks are required for these events, and seating is limited and socially distanced. The next matinee will feature the John Waters comedy […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

RiffTrax carves up cheesy horror movie ‘Jack-O’ in NEPA movie theaters on Oct. 21

RiffTrax carves up cheesy horror movie ‘Jack-O’ in NEPA movie theaters on Oct. 21

From a press release: The hilarious RiffTrax guys – Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fame – are back in select movie theaters to take a few funny stabs at a cheesy ’90s slasher, just in time for Halloween. On Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., they gives […]

 Rich Howells

Curry Donuts in Wilkes-Barre hosts free Halloween show and Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31

Curry Donuts in Wilkes-Barre hosts free Halloween show and Trunk or Treat on Oct. 31

For years, the Curry Donuts of South Pennsylvania Avenue in Wilkes-Barre has hosted free DIY concerts in its parking lot. In March, the coronavirus pandemic canceled the first shows of the season and kept the summer quiet, but now that government restrictions have loosened a bit, it will squeeze in at least one day of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ screens in NEPA movie theaters Oct. 17-22 for 40th anniversary

Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ screens in NEPA movie theaters Oct. 17-22 for 40th anniversary

From a press release: Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events’ fourth annual TCM Big Screen Classics series, which was set to run throughout the year in movie theaters across the country, had to skip a few months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s back with a menacing cry of “Here’s Johnny!” Directed by Stanley […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Center hosts virtual chat with ‘Hocus Pocus’ star Kathy Najimy on Oct. 24

F.M. Kirby Center hosts virtual chat with ‘Hocus Pocus’ star Kathy Najimy on Oct. 24

From a press release: Get into the Halloween spirit and spend a virtual evening with one of the Sanderson sisters from the 1993 cult classic film “Hocus Pocus.” The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre is offering fans the opportunity to join actress Kathy Najimy, a.k.a. Mary Sanderson, live via Zoom for a moderated discussion where […]

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