Good morning, readers. The blog has been quiet lately, but I assure you; our crew has been keeping quite busy. A ridiculous amount of horror and fun is on the way. Where to begin? That’s easy. I’m curating an upcoming art show.
In collaboration with Eric Bresler of Cinedelphia and PhilaMOCA, I’ll be showcasing fantastic work from Philly locals in The Mausoleum Art Show of Horrors in June. The official press release is in. All details about the art show and accompanying film program and convention are below.
The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art embarks on its most ambitious project yet: a two-day celebration of all things horror!
Friday, June 15 : The Mausoleum Art Show of Horrors
Saturday, June 16 : The Mausoleum Horror Convention
On Friday, June 15, PhilaMOCA will host The Mausoleum Art Show of Horrors curated by Jenny Dreadful. But the night isn’t completely dedicated to masterpieces of the macabre as we’ll also be hosting the North American Tour of Terror, a program of current short horror films curated by local filmmaker Matt Garrett (Beating Hearts), followed by local horror maestro Isaac Williams’ feature documentary MAYBE WE CAN GO TO HOLLYWOOD starring the late Philly punk legend Mikey Wild.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/410031079020038/
6:00 PM : ART SHOW RECEPTION
9:00 PM : NORTH AMERICAN TOUR OF TERROR
11:00 PM : MAYBE WE CAN GO TO HOLLYWOOD
Refreshments courtesy Narragansett Beer Co. and Red Bull.
Admission: $7; All ages.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR OF TERROR LINEUP
Curated by Matt Garrett
1. Martian Precursor, Dir: Brian Lonano, USA, 1 minute
2. Sinkhole, Dir: Greg Hanson, USA, 2 minutes (Director will be in attendance)
3. T is for Toothpick, Dir: Maude Michaud, Canada, 4 minutes
4. Criticized, Dir: Richard Gale, USA, 18 minutes
5. Doll Parts, Dir: Karen Lam, Canada, 9 minutes
6. God’s Little Girl, Dir: Mitch Davis, Canada, 17 minutes
7. Elko, Dir: Alexander Yan, USA, 14 minutes
(Philadelphia Sneak Preview; Director & Co-star will be in attendance)
8. A Safe Distance Away, Dir: Alexander Yan, USA, 3 minutes
(Philadelphia Premiere; Director will be in attendance)
9. Awake, Dir: Francisco Sonic Kim, USA, 9 minutes
(Philadelphia Sneak Preview, Crew in attendance)
Short film synopses: http://www.philamoca.org/2012/05/the-mausoleum-art-show-of-horrors/
MAYBE WE CAN GO TO HOLLYWOOD: In the tradition of AMERICAN MOVIE, MAYBE WE CAN GO TO HOLLYWOOD tells the tale of Philly punk legend Mikey Wild & local filmmaker Isaac Williams as they set out to pay cinematic tribute to classic horror films. Fighting illness & armed with a budget of $178, these two mavericks do their damnedest to make it “scary”.
And then on Saturday, June 16, PhilaMOCA will naturally host the Mausoleum Horror Convention, a celebration of the wild and weird presented byCinedelphia.com.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/406661756023093/
11 AM – 6 PM : Vendors will be setup throughout the day; daytime entertainment will include short films, a trivia contest, a drawing workshop, and more!
6:30 PM : Funerary violin performance/presentation from Monique Canniere and Mano Divina (of the Divine Hand Ensemble)
8:00 PM : Screw Smart (Philly-based comedic sex education performance group) live performance
8:30 PM : Mr. Deadguy (the un-dead puppeteer/performer) hosts a horror-themed burlesque show produced by Miss Rose featuring Miss Rose, Anja Keister, Iris Explosion, and Dangrrr Doll
10:00 PM : Philadelphia Premiere of a highly-anticipated horror film (TBA)
Refreshments courtesy of Narragansett Beer Co. and Red Bull
General admission: $12; Movie-only admission: $7
Coroner’s Creations (silkscreens/paintings/illustrations)
Diabolik DVD (domestic/import DVDs and Blu-rays)
House of Mysterious Secrets (horror merchandise of all sorts)
Merchants of Menace (horror keychains/magnets)
RTG Movies and More (posters/shirts/figures)
Satanic Pandemonium (zines)
VHSPS (VHS Preservation Society)
Should be a fun and strange weekend. Will we see you there?