The Grue-Crew love horror film festivals and Popcorn Frights in Florida is one of the very best! Hot on the bloody heels of their 4th Annual Popcorn Frights Film Festival, the band of horror movie cravens announces their inaugural Wicked Weekend October Event featuring a celebration of films from the one-and-only horror icon director John Carpenter. What a fantastic selection too: Halloween, The Thing, Christine, and They Live. Check out the details below!
POPCORN FRIGHTS ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL
WICKED WEEKEND OCTOBER EVENT
Master of Horror John Carpenter Will Be Celebrated at Inaugural Event
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Popcorn Frights is proud to announce its inaugural Wicked Weekend event celebrating the Master of Horror John Carpenter. From October 4-7, 2018, four of John Carpenter’s iconic genre films will be presented featuring special immersive theater performances and surprise giveaways. Popcorn Frights Wicked Weekend will open with a newly restored 40th-anniversary presentation of Halloween on Thursday, October 4, and continue for the next three nights with special presentations of Christine for its 35th-anniversary, a new restoration of The Thing, and They Live for its 30th-anniversary. All screenings will take place exclusively at the historic Savor Cinema theater, a South Florida landmark that in the 1940s was a Methodist Church. Wicked Weekend is a new annual event hosted by Popcorn Frights shining a spotlight on a legendary genre figure. This year marks the perfect occasion to honor John Carpenter, not only as he recently celebrated his 70th birthday, but because of the worldwide excitement surrounding the release of the new Halloween sequel which he is producing and composing new original music for. Obey. Consume. Carpenter.
WICKED WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Thursday, October 4
40th-anniversary presentation of HALLOWEEN Friday, October 5
35th-anniversary presentation of CHRISTINE
Saturday, October 6
New restoration of THE THING Sunday, October 7
30th-anniversary presentation of THEY LIVE
All-Access Badges are on sale for a limited time for $34 per person, and single screening tickets are available for $10. To purchase badges or tickets and view the Festival schedule, visit www.popcornfrights.com
All films will screen at Savor Cinema (503 SE 6th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301).
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