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

The Mesos debut infectious Scranton punk rock EP at NEPA Horror Film Fest on Oct. 16

The Mesos debut infectious Scranton punk rock EP at NEPA Horror Film Fest on Oct. 16

If you believe rock ‘n’ roll peaked in the 1970s, The Mesos are the band for you. And like many of those bands, the group started in a grimy old basement, this one in the Scranton/Dunmore area during the winter of 2017. “After The Kids Laughing At Pedestrians – The KLAP, for short – disbanded, […]

 Rich Howells

Q&A: Singer Brian Langan muses about The SW!MS before reunion at Spooky Summer at Circle Drive-In on June 12

Q&A: Singer Brian Langan muses about The SW!MS before reunion at Spooky Summer at Circle Drive-In on June 12

In the early 2000s, The SW!MS created the kind of psychedelic indie pop rock that was undeniably quirky, catchy, and fun, crafting unique musical fantasy adventures that could only otherwise be captured in the colorful artwork of vocalist/guitarist Brian Langan. Garnering a loyal following and national attention, the acclaimed Scranton band made a lasting impact […]

 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., […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Basket Case’ creator and actors will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

‘Basket Case’ creator and actors will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

In addition to showing dozens of films that will be brand new to most attendees, the NEPA Horror Film Festival will bring in the creative team behind one of the strangest cult classics of the 1980s. As announced exclusively on NEPA Scene back in May, “Basket Case” writer/director Frank Henenlotter and the star of the […]

 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

NEPA Horror Film Festival expands with celebrity guests, vendors, and more in Scranton on Oct. 8

NEPA Horror Film Festival expands with celebrity guests, vendors, and more in Scranton on Oct. 8

From a press release: It has been announced that the NEPA Horror Film Festival will present “13 Short Films 2” on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Ale Mary’s in downtown Scranton, expanding the event this year to include celebrity guests, Q&A panels, vendors, and even stand-up comedy. The night will begin with a meet and greet […]