Rich Howells

7 questions for Jess Meoni (Scranton Punk Rock Flea) and Bobby Keller (NEPA Horror Film Fest)

7 questions for Jess Meoni (Scranton Punk Rock Flea) and Bobby Keller (NEPA Horror Film Fest)

Over the last decade or so, Jess Meoni and Bobby Keller have been organizing all types of shows and events in the area, including the Scranton Punk Rock Flea Market & Zinefest and the NEPA Horror Film Festival, respectively. After combining both of them into one last year, they decided to do it twice this […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: Horror metal band First Jason ponders ‘The Price of Peace’ in apocalyptic times

VIDEO PREMIERE: Horror metal band First Jason ponders ‘The Price of Peace’ in apocalyptic times

“Make that wound ooze more,” someone says as a hulking bare-chested man has the giant scar across his stomach painted over. In tranquil Dalton, Pennsylvania, a family home sits behind a few others lost in the trees, not even visible from the main road. There is a little red wagon in the yard and a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Actor Clint Howard will meet fans at Spooky Summer film fest at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on June 12

Typically held in the fall, the NEPA Horror Film Festival is hosting a special Spooky Summer event at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, June 12, and with the warmer weather comes the ice cream man. Actor Clint Howard will be meeting fans, taking photos, and signing autographs starting at 3:30 p.m., […]

 The Conversation

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

‘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 […]

 The Conversation

Netflix’s ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ – why Henry James’ eerie tale still inspires so many adaptations

Netflix’s ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ – why Henry James’ eerie tale still inspires so many adaptations

New on Netflix, “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is the latest in a long line of adaptations of Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw” (1898) that began in 1954 with Benjamin Britten’s opera. Since then, there has been more than 25 others. Adapters’ enduring fascination with James’ “irresponsible little fiction” can be summed up […]

 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 […]

 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

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ screens in NEPA movie theaters Oct. 11-12 for 60th anniversary

Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ screens in NEPA movie theaters Oct. 11-12 for 60th anniversary

From a press release: Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events’ fourth annual TCM Big Screen Classics series, which was set to run all year in movie theaters across the country, had to skip a few months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s back with 60th anniversary screenings of “Psycho” on Sunday, Oct. 11 and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Pa. metal band Tallah plays new album ‘Matriphagy’ inside horror attraction ‘Prison of the Dead’

VIDEO: Pa. metal band Tallah plays new album ‘Matriphagy’ inside horror attraction ‘Prison of the Dead’

From a press release: An original dose of fucked up and disturbing alt metal insanity, Tallah is exhilaratinghly fresh while incorporating nostalgic ’90s nu metal vibes. Vocalist Justin Bonitz is a man possessed, wildly careening from bloodcurdling shrieks to lightning-quick rap bars. Throw in electronic elements and almighty riffs, plus modern hardcore breakdowns and thundering […]

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