Rich Howells

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton horror comedy ‘Deatherman’ calls for VHS re-release, sequel announcement, and trailer at NEPA Horror Film Festival

EXCLUSIVE: Scranton horror comedy ‘Deatherman’ calls for VHS re-release, sequel announcement, and trailer at NEPA Horror Film Festival

Much like its undead protagonist, the “Deatherman” is back… in more ways than one. The low-budget horror comedy was shot on tape in Scranton and first released on VHS in 2012, long after the video format’s decline in popularity. That was by design – writer/director Bobby Keller and actor John Kasper, who stars as the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Basket Case’ director and star will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Basket Case’ director and star will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

Following its first guest announcement last month, the NEPA Horror Film Festival is making its second celebrity guest announcement today exclusively on NEPA Scene. “Basket Case” writer/director Frank Henenlotter and the star of this twisted trilogy of cult classic films, Kevin Van Hentenryck, will both appear at the festival when it returns to the Circle […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Sleepaway Camp’ star Felissa Rose will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Sleepaway Camp’ star Felissa Rose will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

As a longtime supporter of the event, NEPA Scene has signed on to be the official media sponsor of the 2019 NEPA Horror Film Festival, just in time for the fifth annual event’s first guest announcement. Festival founder Bobby Keller confirmed today that actress and producer Felissa Rose, best known for starring in the 1983 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Led by ‘Friday the 13th’ star, punk/metal band First Jason tears up Finnegan’s in Scranton on May 9

Led by ‘Friday the 13th’ star, punk/metal band First Jason tears up Finnegan’s in Scranton on May 9

From a press release: It was announced this week that Chicago punk/metal band First Jason, fronted by singer and actor Ari Lehman, who played the role of the young Jason Voorhees in the classic 1980 horror film “Friday the 13th,” will terrorize Scranton with a performance at Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club on Thursday, May 9 […]

 Rich Howells

Ritz Theater in Scranton hosts all-day Halloween movie marathon for $10 on Oct. 31

Ritz Theater in Scranton hosts all-day Halloween movie marathon for $10 on Oct. 31

Over the past year, the Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA has breathed new life into the Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton, hosting children’s theatre, classes, concerts, and movie screenings in the historic space. This month, they started showing daytime movies Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:15 p.m., along with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre screens ‘Scream’ and ‘Rocky Horror’ in Halloween film series on Oct. 20

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre screens ‘Scream’ and ‘Rocky Horror’ in Halloween film series on Oct. 20

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced the three films it will show in its fifth annual Halloween film festival, Splatterday III, on Saturday, Oct. 20. Tickets, which are $3 and $5 per movie, are on sale now and available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

 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. […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Don’t Torture a Duckling’ is a criminally unseen Italian murder mystery

CULT CORNER: ‘Don’t Torture a Duckling’ is a criminally unseen Italian murder mystery

The name Lucio Fulci is synonymous with horror, specifically over-the-top gore-filled horror. His films “Zombie,” “City of the Living Dead,” and “The Beyond” are among the pantheon of must-see movies for horror fanatics. However, he has a plethora of great titles that have been overlooked due to their lack of nonstop gore. “Don’t Torture a […]

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