Mar 3, 2015

Werewolf Double Feature: LATE PHASES & WOLFCOP (Fright Night Theatre)

WEREWOLF DOUBLE FEATURE

== Late Phases (7:00pm) & Wolfcop (9:30pm) == 

Poster by Pat Sparrow
This March is MONSTER MADNESS at Fright Night Theatre! To celebrate, we're bringing you a hairy and scary double feature of two howling good modern werewolf films: the man vs. werewolf horror-drama LATE PHASES followed by the hilarious Canadian cult phenomenon WOLFCOP. Thanks to our awesome sponsors FANGORIA and SHOCK STOCK we'll be giving away awesome prizes all night long, including free weekend passes to the SHOCK STOCK 2015 horror and exploitation weekend (April 24 - 26, 2015). in London, ON. Read on for full details and purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment. 


Saturday, March 21, 2015
The Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn St. N.)
Hamilton, ON

DOUBLE FEATURE ADMISSION
$15 (LATE PHASES & WOLFCOP)

SINGLE FILM ADMISSION
$10 (advance)
$12 (at the door, cash-only)

* LCBO LICENSED VENUE!
* FANGORIA PRIZE RAFFLES!
* WOLFCOP BINGO!

BUY TICKETS ONLINE

LATE PHASES - 7:00pm
Directed by Adrián García Bogliano
(USA) 2014, 95 mins

Principal Cast: Nick Damici, Ethan Embry

Screens With Short Film: THE MAN WHO CHOKED || Canadian Premiere ||  (dir. Ross Jameson)

Seating from 6:30pm

When a wounded war veteran (Nick Damici, STAKELAND) moves in to the retirement community of Crescent Bay, he discovers that residents are dying in a series of grisly attacks. But his take-no-prisoners attitude is just what he needs to survive as it becomes clear that the increasingly violent and horrific attacks are being caused by beasts that are neither animal nor man, and the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is harboring something truly sinister in its midst. Also starring Ethan Embry (CHEAP THRILLS, EMPIRE RECORDS). LATE PHASES is the English language film debut of director Adrián García Bogliano (HERE COMES THE DEVIL).


THE MAN WHO CHOKED

An elderly patient in an institution encounters a sadistic nurse.



WOLFCOP - 9:30pm
Directed by Lowell Dean
(CANADA) 2014, 95 mins

Principal Cast: Leo Fafard, Amy Matysio, Sarah Lind

Screens With Short Film: THIS NEIGHBORHOOD || Canadian Premiere ||  (dir. Jerry Ochoa)

Seating from 9:15pm

It's not unusual for alcoholic cop Lou Garou (Leo Fafard) to black out and wake up in unfamiliar surroundings, but after Garou finds himself at the center of an occult conspiracy, his life begins to get a lot hairier. When the moon is full, Lou becomes a rage-filled, booze swilling, pistol-slinging werewolf cop with a hunger for justice. With the help of his friends, he sets out to clean up his town and become a better man...one transformation at a time.


THIS NEIGHBORHOOD

A deeply disturbed man stalks his neighbors, believing God has instructed him to murder everyone around him in order to save mankind.


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HORROR SHORT FILM SHOWCASE 6 (Fright Night Theatre Presents)

Fright Night Theatre Presents
HORROR SHORTS SHOWCASE 6

Fright Night Theatre presents a premiere-studded night of horrific and hilarious horror short films from Canada, America, the UK, and beyond. Our ongoing Horror Short Film Showcase programme is a freaky and fun spotlight on local and international filmmakers working in the fields of cinematography, animation, special effects, makeup, and script-writing.


Saturday, 
March 07, 2015

Doors @7pm
Shorts @ 8pm

The Elaine Mae Theatre
(25 Dundurn St. N.)

$5 at the door (cash only)

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SPONSORED BY FANGORIA

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

NIGHT OF THE HOST (2014) || WORLD PREMIERE || 5:16 min.
Dir. Jay Winger
CANADA

A familiar figure in a trashbag mask and shiny pants talks the streets of Hamilton.


THE ROLE THAT RUINED MY CAREER (2014) || WORLD PREMIERE || 3:52 min.
Dir. Melanie Gourlay
UK

A frustrated director auditions hopefuls for his latest project, but their last role in an infamous horror film seems to have affected them a little too much.


COGAS (2014) || NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE || 9:43 min.
Dir. Michela Anedda
SPAIN

A dark animated tale about Cogas: vampire witches with long tails, forced to suck blood from newborn babies in order to survive.


EYES WIDE OPEN (2013) || NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE || 0:20 min.
Dir. Steven Dorrington
UK

Don't blink! EYES WIDE OPEN is a 20 second short from the point of view of a horror movie victim. Short but definitely not sweet.


HAPPY MEMORIES (2014) || CANADIAN PREMIERE || 5:53 min.
Dir. Jack Fields
USA

A cupcake is born to a mustachioed mother. As it embarks on its journey, it is menaced by terrifying beings. Will the cupcake be destroyed by torment, or metamorphose into something greater?


HEELS (2014) || CANADIAN PREMIERE || 13:10 min.
Dir. Jeremy Jantz
USA

Theo, a downtrodden, unassuming shoe repairman with a fetish for shoes, becomes obsessed with his latest customer: a bisexual stripper with luxurious footwear.



SCUM (2014) || CANADIAN PREMIERE || 12 min.
Dir. Zach Shildwachter
USA

Exploring the horrifying capabilities of a man pushed too far and comprised of dialogue solely from interview quotes from actual serial killers, SCUM brutally exposes how close we all are from becoming monsters in the blink of an eye.


THRILL KILL (2014) || CANADIAN PREMIERE|| 7:07 min.
Dir. Zach Shildwachter
USA

All is not as it seems when a man, pushed too far, frantically zooms around the city in a '77 Mustang with a beautiful woman on the verge of death in his passenger seat.



THE STOMACH (2014) || ONTARIO PREMIERE|| 15 min.
Dir. Ben Steiner
UK

Frank's had enough. As a spirit medium whose unique and grotesque method of channeling the dead is putting his own life at risk, he wants out. But others, living and dead, have plans of their own.


BROKEN (2014) 10:40 min.
Dir. Adam Ciolfi
CANADA

A damaged robot attempts to keep his companion alive after a catastrophic accident.


Jan 11, 2015

THE BABADOOK SELLS OUT

Fright Night Theatre's Hamilton Premiere of THE BABADOOK has now officially SOLD-OUT. 


Due to overwhelming demand, all tickets to the Hamilton Premiere of The Babadook and the World Premiere of The Shutterbug Man, all have been purchased or claimed as of this posting.

In the event that any tickets are returned or not picked up, they will be made available at the door on the night of February 7th, 2014, but Fright Night Theatre can not guarantee the availability of any door tickets at this time. Thanks to everyone for supporting Horror In The Hammer and Fright Night Theatre in our efforts to bring this amazing horror film to Hamilton.

Stay tuned to this site or the official Horror in the Hammer Facebook page for any future announcements about potential door tickets and rush lines.

Dec 22, 2014

THE BABADOOK AND THE SHUTTERBUG MAN TO LAUNCH 2015 FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE SEASON

Fright Night Theatre is thrilled to announce the launch of its 2015 competitive screening with the Hamilton Premiere of THE BABADOOK and the World Premiere of THE SHUTTERBUG MAN.



Fright Night Theatre returns to the beautiful Staircase Cafe Theatre for its seventh sin-sational season of horror movie and genre film screenings, beginning with one of the hottest supernatural horror thrillers of the year: THE BABADOOK.

Fans, audiences, filmmakers, and critics around the world are all raving about THE BABADOOK, the acclaimed debut horror feature from Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent. Following a phenomenal festival run including two sold-out screenings at the 2014 Toronto After Dark Film Festival, THE BABADOOK is our first official selection of 2015. THE BABADOOK comes to the big screen on Saturday, February 7th, 2015. Advance tickets are now available for purchase online. Order early to avoid disappointment. BUY TICKETS

We've paired up this highly anticipated Australian hit with the World Premiere of THE SHUTTERBUG MAN, the new short from Canadian animator Chris Walsh narrated by Barbara Steele (Black Sunday).

For a night of thrilling terror tales, spine-chilling cinematic specters, and good-old-fashioned horror movie scares, look no further than FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE!

THE BABADOOK - TRAILER




THE SHUTTERBUG MAN - TEASER



THE BABADOOK 
|| Hamilton Premiere! ||

Saturday, February 07, 2015
8:00pm - The Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn St. N.)
ONE SCREENING ONLY!

Directed by Jennifer Kent
(AUSTRALIA) 2014, 93 mins
Principal Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Tim Purcell

Screens With Short Film: THE SHUTTERBUG MAN || World Premiere ||  (dir. Chris Walsh)

$11 (advance) / $13 (at the door - cash only)
Advance Tickets: BUY ONLINE
Door Tickets from: 7:00pm. Seating from 7:15pm
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FEATURE: DESCRIPTION

Amelia, a single mother haunted by the death of her husband, struggles to discipline her ‘out of control' 6-year-old son who is plagued by dreams of sinister monsters. When a disturbing storybook called Mister Babadook mysteriously appears in their home, his hallucinations spiral out of control and as he becomes more unpredictable and violent. But when Amelia begins to see glimpses of a sinister presence all around her, it slowly dawns on her that the thing her son has been warning her about may be real. Praised by critics and filmmakers around the world, The Babadook is a beautifully spooky, richly metaphorical, and intensely terrifying achievement in cinematic terror. Without a doubt, an unforgettable film experience not to be missed!


SHORT: DESCRIPTION

Horror movie legend Barbara Steele (Black Sunday) narrates this dark and creepy stop-motion horror film about a twisted photographer whose passion for taking morbid photos transforms him into a disfigured child-like nightmare. Featuring horrifying hand-crafted stop-motion animation and a spooky score by Fangoria's Chris Alexander.



YOU GOTTA SEE THIS! Praise for THE BABADOOK

"I've never seen a more terrifying film than THE BABADOOK." - William Friedkin (director of The Exorcist)
"A flat-out masterpeice" - Indiewire
"One of the strongest, most effective, horror films of recent years" - Empire
"Truly frightening" - Total Film
"An intensely emotional white-knuckle shocker" - Radio Times
"There goes your peaceful night's sleep" - Time Out NY
"Intelligent, unsettling, classic" - Stylist
"Horror at its very best" - The Sunday Mirror
"Beautiful and petrifying" - Daily Telegraph

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 IMAGES


The Babadook







The Shutterbug Man




Dec 9, 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - 2015 Season


Horror in the Hammer's FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE is now accepting short and feature film submissions for its 2015 screening programmes.



Fright Night Theatre is a not-for-profit and fan-driven competitive horror film and cult movie festival in Hamilton, ON, Canada. Each season, Fright Night Theatre selects some of the best horror and genre feature films and short films from Canada and around the world for a year-long screening series that culminates in our Fright Night Theatre Awards. Previous official selections include such genre hits as Lloyd Kaufman's Return to Nuke'Em High (Vol. 1), Don Coscarelli's John Dies at the End, and Astron-6's Father's Day.

Fright Night Theatre is now accepting submissions for its 2015 competitive season. Films will screen in February, March, May, June, September, and November 2015.

Wave One (February, March, May, 2015)
Deadline - January 01, 2015

Wave Two (June, September, November 2015)
Deadline - May 01, 2015



SUBMISSION PAGE

Established in 2009, Fright Night Theatre is a year-round screening program that combines the best aspects of a film festival with the intimate and interactive atmosphere of grassroots revival cinema. Fright Night Theatre is not just a scary night at the movies – it’s a celebration of fringe film-making, controversial cinema, tongue-in-cheek B-movies, and the art of the macabre.

Fright Night Theatre's mission is to bring back the fun, communal atmosphere, and showmanship of going to the movies by showcasing shocking, scary, schlocky, and scintillating independent and mainstream horror / genre films to our die-hard genre film audience in and around the Hamilton, Ontario region. As the hybrid between a film festival and repertory movie house, we offer:

 No submission or entry fees!
 Press and reviews!
 Devotion to grassroots promotion of your film!

Canadian and International filmmakers and distributors are invited to submit feature and short films (both current and classic) in the horror, cult, and exploitation genres.

Dec 2, 2014

FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE 2014 AWARD WINNERS


This year, Fright Night Theatre is proud to have exposed genre fans to some of the best independent Canadian and international horror, thriller, and exploitation films of 2014 as part of our first-ever competitive screening programme. First, we took die-hard fans back to the boobs and blood of Tromaville for Return to Nuke'Em High (Volume 1). We tuned in to the mystery of German horror-thriller Radio Silence. We delved deep into the monstrous Canadian woods for a fatal Silent Retreat. Then we capped things off by skewering the New York art scene from the greasy hot dog cart of Bag Boy Lover Boy.

 It's been a stellar season, and we're now thrilled to announce the winners of the first annual FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE AWARDS, chosen by you the audience and our tireless team of film programmers.

The winners are......

AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS
As voted by the in-attendance audience

BEST FILM

Return to Nuke'Em High: Volume 1 
(Director - Lloyd Kaufman / Producers - Michael Herz, Justin A. Martell, Lloyd Kaufman)

BEST SHORT

Killer Kart 
(Director - James Feeney / Producer - Andrew Fairbank)



SELECTION COMMITTEE AWARDS
As voted by the Fright Night Theatre programming team


BEST DIRECTOR
Marco Riedl and Carsten Vauth (Radio Silence aka. On Air)


BEST ACTOR
John Wachter (Bag Boy Lover Boy)


BEST ACTRESS
Asta Paredes (Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 1)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Theodore Bouloukos (Bag Boy Lover Boy)



BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sofia Banzhaf (Silent Retreat)


BEST SCREENPLAY
Radio Silence (aka. On Air) - Marco Riedl



BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Radio Silence (aka. On Air) - Marco Riedl


BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 1



BEST MUSICAL SCORE
Bag Boy Lover Boy - Barbara De Biasi


Congratulations to all our winners and officially selected competitive shorts and features! 

Nov 8, 2014

November 22: BAG BOY LOVER BOY (ONTARIO PREMIERE)

Fangoria

Fright Night Theatre is excited to debut the Ontario Premiere of BAG BOY LOVER BOY as our final official selection in our competitive 2014 season.

BAG BOY LOVER BOY 
|| Ontario Premiere! ||
Directed by Andres Torres
(USA) 2014, 77 mins

Hot off its World Premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Bag Boy Lover Boy is the new underground cult film that the The Hollywood Reporter raves is "tailor-made for the midnight crowd." Oddball hotdog vendor and love-lorn loser Albert is shocked to find himself thrust into the world of perverse fetish art photography when  an an enigmatic NYC photographer named Ivan plucks him from obscurity to be his bizarre new muse and model. However, when Ivan accidentally leaves Albert with the keys to his studio, Albert decides that his best way to woo women is to become a freelance photographer. Soon, Albert is luring call girls and drunken women away from parties with the promise of modelling gigs that in his inept hands soon turn deadly and increasingly depraved. But what will happen when he, unable to distinguish sleazy art from reality, finally convinces the girl of his dreams to get behind the camera? Melding dark humour with shocking violence, Bag Boy Lover Boy serves up a morbid satire of New York's pretentious art scene and gallery culture. "A true and daring piece of underground cinema" (All Things Horror)

Principal Cast: Jon Wachter, Theodore Bouloukos, Kathy Biehl, Kara Peterson

Screens With Short Film: REMEMBER ME (dir. Jean-Francois Asselin)

SCREENING DETAILS

Saturday, November 22, 2014
9:30pm - The Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn St. N.)
ONE SCREENING ONLY!

$10 (advance) / $12 (at the door - cash only)
Advance Tickets: BUY ONLINE
Door Tickets from: 9:00pm.  Join Facebook Event

BAG BOY LOVER BOY - TRAILER

 


REMEMBER ME - TEASER




VENUE