For those special folks who begin their Halloween celebrations in late August (cough cough), mid-October is crunch time. Mere weeks remain until the big day, and it’s high time to cram in as much spooky and fall-tastic crap as possible. So, if you’re looking for one last thing to put yourself in the Halloween mood, look no further than a 4K restoration screening of 1985’s un-killable cult film Re-Animator, coming to the Oriental Theatre Saturday, October 21.
The midnight screening comes courtesy of Bloody Good Horror, and is part of the horror film/podcast’s 10th anniversary celebration. A horror-themed trivia competition, “Back to Spooky School,” will take place beforehand at Great Lakes Distillery. A full press release is below:
INDIANAPOLIS, Friday Oct. 13, 2017 – Website and podcast Bloody Good Horror will celebrate 10 years of covering the horror genre on Saturday October 21, 2017 in Milwaukee. The night will consist of two events. “Back to Spooky School” will be a horror trivia competition at Great Lakes Distillery. That event will be followed by a screening of a new 4k restoration of the 1985 cult classic RE-ANIMATOR at the Oriental Theatre on Milwaukee’s Eastside.
Sponsored by Great Lakes Distillery and 91.7 WMSE, the Back to Spooky School will feature horror themed trivia, complimentary beverages, a tasting table from Great Lakes Distillery and beers from Denver’s Renegade Brewing.
“We wanted to do something that would allow us to meet our fans in person and also hopefully make some new ones. This will allow us to show our appreciation for the genre that we all love.” Said Jon Schnaars, the site’s business manager.
“When I originally moved to Milwaukee in 2008 I quickly fell in love with the city’s appreciation for cult media”, said Helmkamp. “After helping Angela Catalano with the Cinema Hooligante program at the Milwaukee Film Festival and meeting local filmmakers it was easy to see this type of event working in Milwaukee.”
In addition to hosting the screening at Milwaukee’s most iconic movie theater, Bloody Good Horror is working with the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) and Arrow Films to bring the so-called “Integral Cut” of RE-ANIMATOR to the big screen. “Our personal investment in preserving the history of cult films made working with the AGFA a must,” said Eric Newell, the site’s founder and show producer. “Supporting their mission helps get these films out to theaters where they can be enjoyed by long time fans and first time viewers.”
Back to Spooky School kicks off at 6:30pm at Great Lakes Distillery with the screening of RE-ANIMATOR beginning at midnight at the Oriental Theatre. Event tickets may be purchased at the door or through Bloody Good Horror’s website at www.bloodygoodhorror.com/bgh/backtospookyschool.