First Annual Sleepy Hollow Scarefest

Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming of Clarksburg is bringing the first Sleepy Hollow Scarefest a free horror convention this Saturday June 17th at Meadowbrook Mall in Bridgeport.  It goes from 10am to 8pm.

Special guests for the event are Addy Miller, the teddy bear girl zombie from Walking Dead; Steve Dash, Jason from Friday the 13th Part 2; Trapper, Wild Bill, Huckleberry, and Willy from Mountain Monsters; WVU Football Hall of Famer Major Harris; Jeremy Ambler from Walking Dead; Daniel Boyd, writer and director; Eliska Hahn from Invasion of the Space Preachers; authors P. Mark DeBryan, Josh Kent, and Dustin Coffman; Diana Curry from FallForward Entertainment and her film Creature of the Night; Razor Sharp Studios; plus the cast of local films The Barn and Axe Man of Henderson County (including Major Harris and Jeremy Ambler). You can pre-order autographs for Addy Miller, Steve Dash, and Major Harris on the website for the show.

They have a Film Fest starting at noon and going into the evening.  The movies are local horror films Creature of The Night, The Crawling Dead, The Axe Man of Henderson County, and The Barn.  Tickets are $2 per movie.

They will also have a photo booth set up by TapSnap.

There will be local and regional vendors selling a variety of arts, crafts, foods, toys, costumes, t-shirts, and creepy dolls.

Fans of horror and paranormal, especially of local indie films, should try to swing by.  It is free after all.

Riffing Movies and Steampunk Bands

Mystery Science Theater 3000 ended several years ago, but the cast and did not let that end their mocking of movies, both good and bad.  Three of them Kevin Murphy (second Tom Servo), Bill Corbet (Crow v.2), and Michael J. Nelson (Mike) have formed Rifftrax, a site that you can download mp3s of their work to play along with movies and even buy DVDs of their work on Public Domain movies and shorts.  They also do live riffing events that are streamed into theaters around the country.  Today and nest week they are showing some of the Best of RiffTrax Live.

Best of RiffTrax Trivia Sweepstakes

Tonight, Thursday January 24, at 7:30 pm you can go to certain movie theaters to see one of the worst movies ever made, Manos Hands of Fate.  Now this a re-broadcasting of the original event.  In addition to the main feature, two shorts will be played and mocked.  One showing the Riffers favorite loveable loser, Norman.  Availbe theaters in state include: the one in the Huntington Mall, Nitro Stadium in Cross Lanes (where I will be), and Cinemark 10 Bridgeport.  Ashland KY, Athens OH, and Pittsuburgh are all having showings too.

Thurday January 31 it is Plan 9 From Outer Space turn for the roasting.  This one only has one short, a musical performance by Jonahtan Coultron.  Everything else, like time and locations, are the same.

You can also win one of three RiffTrax Prize Packs by showing off your knowledge about Maons and Plan 9.  Answer the questions in their Trivia Contest to enter.  You have until 10pm tonight.

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Tonight at 10pm in Charleston’s at the Empty Glass steampunk circus band Ford Theatre Reunion, along with WV’s gypsy punk band Qiet, will be rocking out.  Besides playing unquie original songs, Forth Theatre are know to have on stage feats of human endurance, exotic dances, magic tricks, and unicorns.  Though I think they maybe screwing with us on some of those.

They will be in Huntington at the Vclub on Friday.  This will be Qiet’s last show for three months, so be sure to catch them.  Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 10, and it is 18+.

So plenty to do this week and next.