Jul 2, 2014


Fright Night Theatre is thrilled to announce the next installment in its competitive screening series: SILENT RETREAT 

After taking home the award for Best Canadian Feature at Toronto After Dark and completing an extended theatrical run, director Tricia Lee's critically acclaimed horror thriller meets creature feature SILENT RETREAT will be making its Hamilton Premiere at Fright Night Theatre on Friday, August 08, 2014! In addition, Fright Night Theatre will be donating all net proceeds from the screening directly to SACHA - the sexual assault centre of Hamilton.

In SILENT RETREAT,  Janey (Chelsea Jenish), an orphaned 
young woman with a troubled past, is sent to a
rehabilitation camp for young girls as an alternative to prison. The doctor overseeing this shady operation  (Robert Nolan) enforces a very strict policy: absolutely no speaking or noise-making whatsoever. No personal items. No direct eye contact with the camp administrators. What looks on the outside to be a rehabilitation camp quickly shows itself to be something far more sinister: a misogynistic experiment in social programming. Failure to comply, however, is punished not at the hands of the administrators but by the tooth and claw of a dangerous creature that stalks the dense, dark woods. The only way to survive the silence...is to SCREAM. Directed by Tricia Lee. Written by Corey Brown. CANADA, 2013, 84 mins. Screening with the short film PITY (dir. John Pata).
Director: Tricia Lee

Director and Cast in Attendance for Q&A

Friday, August 8, 2014
8:00pm - The Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn St. N.)
$10 (advance) / $12 (at the door - cash only) 
Advance Tickets: BUY ONLINE
Door Tickets from: 7:00pm / Seating from: 7:10pm.


"[A] tense little beast of a movie that has some powerfully terrifying moments" - Aint It Cool News

"[B]eautifully blends supernatural horror with the terrors of the real world" - Rue Morgue

"[A]n absolute horror winner" - The Man Sphere

"Fans of quieter psychological horror drama as well as blood-soaked monster movies should seek out Silent Retreat" - Horror in the Hammer

Please join us for a night of hair-raising Canadian cinema by one of Canada's rising female genre directors as we raise funds to support services for survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

Jun 30, 2014

ALL OUT FOR ANG Fundraiser at Fright Night Theatre a Success!

Thank you to all who came out last Saturday for the Fright Night Theatre Canadian Premieres of Radio Silence and Call Girl. Due to your generosity and the support of our awesome sponsors at Fangoria and Raven Banner Entertainment, we were able to raise an additional $50.00 in raffle proceeds for the All Out For Ang cancer fundraiser!

Presented by Ben Rispin, Crash Landing and Rebel Time Records, All Out for Ang was a charity punk show organized to raise funds for Angela Orchard, the drummer for The Rotten, in order to help her in her ongoing battle against cancer. Horror in the Hammer donated a prize pack for raffles at the event and also took the extra step to put together a second round of charity raffles at our Fright Night Theatre Canadian Premiere of the German horror/thriller Radio Silence that very night. For more on Ang's story and to make further contributions, visit http://www.dontstopbelieving.ca.

Thank you to all our loyal fans, generous attendees, and amazing sponsors for supporting us in not only our ongoing celebration of independent horror cinema but also in our efforts to give back to the local community and make a difference in people's lives.

Jun 23, 2014

JUNE 28: RADIO SILENCE and CALL GIRL (Canadian Premieres) with Charity Raffles

Fright Night Theatre invites you to a night of Canadian Premieres full of shocking scares, terrifying twists, and petrifying prizes! 

Fright Night Theatre is proud to announce a double-bill of Canadian debuts: Saturday, June 28th at the Staircase Theatre. Our feature RADIO SILENCE (dir. Marco Riedl and Carsten Vauth) is a pulse-pounding horror/thriller from Germany that recently picked up the awards for Best International Thriller and Best Directors at the 2013 Buffalo Dreams International Film Festival.

Our official short selection will also be making its Canadian premiere: director Jill Sixx Gevargizian's CALL GIRL is a violent voyeuristic vignette starring Laurence Harvey (Human Centipde 2) and Tristan Risk (American Mary).

DATE: Saturday, June 28, 2014
TIME: Doors @ 7:00pm / Films @ 8:00pm
VENUE: The Staircase Theatre 
(27 Dundurn St. N.)
ADMISSION: $10 (advance) / $12 (at the door - cash only) -- BUY ONLINE
Door Tickets from: 7:00pm / Seating from: 7:10pm.  Join Facebook Event

AFTER-PARTYALL OUT FOR ANG! Benefit Concert and Fundraiser
CLUB ABSINTHE - $5.00 w/ Fright Night Theatre ticket
38 King William St
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1B3

But that's not all! Courtesy of our sponsors Fangoria, Raven Banner Entertainment, and Horror in the Hammer, we'll be holding a horror prize raffle at Fright Night Theatre as a fundraiser for the All Out For Ang Cancer Benefit.

PRIZE #1: Zombi Soundtrack LP (Death Waltz Records) & Free Admission to Sinister Cinema

PRIZE #2: Fangoria Magazines & Free Admission 
to Sinister Cinema

PRIZE #3: Nightmare City Bluray & Admission 
to Sinister Cinema

All proceeds from the following raffle prizes will be donated to the All Out for Ang Fundraiser. Raffle Tickets: $1 for 1, $2 for 3, $5 for an arm's length, $10 for a body's length.

Angela Orchard, the drummer for the punk band The Rotten, has been battling breast cancer for the last four years. After undergoing a double mastectomy and hysterectomy in hopes of stopping the disease, Angela was given a terminal prognosis but continues to fight! Her friends in the local music community have put together an amazing fundraiser benefit show to raise money to help Angela with the cost of standard and usual medical treatments such as chemotherapy/radiation/etc as well as alternative treatment(s). To read her story: http://www.dontstopbelieving.ca

May 28, 2014


This Saturday, Fright Night Theatre Presents the classic high-concept monster movie HORROR EXPRESS (1972) starring screen legends Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee


Saturday, May 31, 2014.
8pm - $5.00 (cash only)
Elaine Mae Theatre
25 Dundurn St. N. 
Hamilton, ON


Everyone who pays full admission will be automatically entered into a draw to win a copy of GOREZONE #28 and GOREZONE #29 courtesy of FANGORIA

Apr 29, 2014

Help Make FIST OF JESUS Into a Feature Film!

News -- UPDATE: Fundraising campain moved from Kickstarter to IndieGoGo

David Muñoz & Adrian Cardona's hilariously bloody short film FIST OF JESUS is on its way to becoming a feature film...and you can help.

igg.me/at/fistofjesus Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem from Fist of Jesus on Vimeo.

FIST OF JESUS was an official selection of Fright Night Theatre in 2013 and winner of BEST FILM, BEST KILLS, and BEST GORE at the 2013 Hamilton Zombie Short Film FestivalFist of Jesus imagines what would happen if Jesus's miraculous gift for resurrection unleashed a zombie curse of biblical proprtions. Slapstick carnage ensues in the tradition of Peter Jackson's Dead Alive and Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2.

Now, Muñoz and Cardona are now seeking funding on INDIEGOGO to adapt their short into a 90-minute feature film: Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem. It promises Zombies, Demons, post-apocalyptic Punks, Mutants, Cowboys, the Roman Army, Monsters, Mythological Creatures and Steampunk technology. After wiping out an entire village whilst trying to raise Lazarus, Jesus decides to go to the Oracle of Delphos for advice. The witches reveal to him that he must go on a perilous journey. He recruits twelve ruthless mercenaries, and sets off, ready to burn his name into the pages of history.

Once Upon a Time in Jerusalem -- the Fist of Jesus movie -- must become a reality! Help these intrepid and brilliant young filmmakers reach their funding goal before JUNE 13, 2014 and score yourselves a copy of the film and other heavenly booty in the process.
What Would Jesus Do?
Donate on INDIEGOGO!

Mar 18, 2014



  Return to Nuke 'Em High: Volume 1 is now available on DVD and atomic Blu-Ray in Canada!

Hot off its sold-out Hamilton Premiere at Fright Night Theatre, Lloyd Kaufman's latest Tromasterpiece can now be yours. Take home the oozing tale of lesbian love, killer cretins, mutant monsters, and bloody bad taste packed with radioactive special features including commentary, behind-the-scenes, and a sneak peek of Volume 2. The perfect treat for Taco Tuesday.

Mar 12, 2014

More Shorts to Debut at HORROR SHORTS SHOWCASE 4

Fright Night Theatre Presents 

Canadian and Ontario premiere screenings with select filmmakers in attendance

We at Fright Night Theatre love horror shorts, and so do our fans! We are proud to announce that our international shorts series HORROR SHORT FILM SHOWCASE is back by popular demand with a new programme of hand-picked terror tales guaranteed to have you laughing, screaming, and squirming in your seats.

Join us in the intimate, relaxed, and casual screening environment of the Elaine Mae Theatre for a cinematic buffet of the bizarre from around the world.

Event Details
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Admission: $5.00 at the door (cash only)
Shorts @ 3:30pm
Doors and Seating from: 3:00pm.
Join Facebook Event

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


Banat Triangle (2012) || CANADIAN PREMIERE || 6 min.

In July 1987, three patients escape at the same time from three different mental institutions in Serbia. A few hours later, they were caught in Banat fields. This case became one of the most bizarre that ever happened in Serbia and is better known as BANAT TRIANGLE.

Dir. Marko Backovic

Christmas Eve Pet Massacre (2013) || CANADIAN PREMIERE || 6:30 min.

* Filmmakers in attendance *

A family's quiet Christmas turns to Hell when the pets decide to overthrow their abusive masters. Outrageous carnage follows in the style of Treevenge.

Dir. Daniel Whidden

Dystopia St. (2011) || ONTARIO PREMIERE || 11 min.
Lost in a nightmare world, a man must unravel the mystery of his plight, in order to find the key to his escape in this surreal and unnervingly atmospheric short.

Dir. Dave Cave

Fodder (2013) || 9 min.

* Filmmakers in attendance *

In a post-apocalyptic undead world, a mysterious young woman must stand-up to her captors and horrible medical experiments in an underground military lab.

Dir. David Dollard

A Certain Kind of Monster (2012) || 22:55 min.

A young runaway named Beth is rescued from a violent storm by an unusual man named Ben. Soon, she finds herself agreeing to go home with this stranger to wait out the storm. But what begins as a pleasant evening in good company, quickly and unexpectedly becomes a night of unthinkable horror.

Dir. Mike Moring

Lively (2013) || 11 min.

* Filmmakers in attendance *
While looking after a precocious young boy, Amy learns that a vicious serial killer has escaped from a nearby prison in this “babysitter in peril” tale. A great twist on the slasher formula!

Dir. Jay Clarke

Killer Kart (2012) || 14:50 min.
The shopping cart. Four wheels, one basket, and tonight, for the closing crew of a small-town grocery store, a blood-splattered aluminum nightmare. It's JAWS in a grocery store as an evil shopping cart picks off its helpless victims one by one.

Dir. James Feeney

Torturous (2012) || 6 min.
When an employment counselor and a professional torture artist cross paths, the "torture porn" genre takes a new twist blending gore, humour and irony into a deft cinematic mix.

Dir. Angus Swantee

Shelter (2012) || 7:52 min.
A battered woman finds an unusual way out of her problems during a night of cosmic justice at an animal shelter.

Dir. Eve Edelson