Apr 8, 2015

CIRCUS OF THE DEAD to Make Canadian Premiere at Fright Night Theatre

On May 9, Fright Night Theatre is sending in the clowns for the Canadian Premiere of the gory killer clown epic CIRCUS OF THE DEAD



Straight from the blood-soaked indie film world of Texas, Circus of the Dead is the ferocious feature-film debut from Billy Pon (DOLLBOY). To celebrate the Canadian debut of this gruesome new horror picture, Fright Night Theatre will be transforming the lovely Staircase Theatre into a Bloody Big Top Experience for a night of killer clowns and creepy circus thrills.

SYNOPSIS

After a night at the circus, a family man must fight for his life when a marauding troupe of sadistic clowns led by the deviant Papa Corn (Bill Oberst Jr.) ensnares him in an all-night crime spree through oil-soaked West Texas. Armed with guns, knives, and a 68 Camaro, Papa Corn and his insane clown posse bring blood, gore, and mayhem to all they encounter.  Circus of the Dead is the Devil's Rejects meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre of killer clown movies. If you're not already afraid of clowns, you will be.....


THE GORIEST SHOW ON EARTH featuring...

* CREEPY CLOWN MAKEUP CONTEST!
* DISCOUNT ADMISSION FOR CLOWNS!
* CIRCUS GAMES!
* PRIZE RAFFLES sponsored by FANGORIA!
* LICENSED VENUE!

BUY TICKETS

Saturday, May 09, 2015
8:00pm - The Staircase Theatre
(27 Dundurn St. N.)
Doors and Seating @ 7:00pm

ONE SCREENING ONLY!
FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY

Screens With Short Film: CLOWN & OUT || North American Premiere ||  (dir. Tom Lox)

Admission
  • $10.00 (advance) BUY ONLINE
  • $12.00 (at-the-door, cash only)
    • $2.00 DISCOUNT at-the-door for attendees in clown makeup

YOU GOTTA SEE THIS! Praise for CIRCUS OF THE DEAD

“There’s a TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE vibe to this entire film as the level of lunacy reaches a fever pitch early on in this film and doesn't let up until the end.” - Ain’t It Cool Horror

"[A] phenomenal film that will be damned hard to beat.” - Horror Society

“With it’s unflinching and unapologetic display of the blackest, most evil of capabilities that can exist in people, Circus of the Dead does what we ultimately want a horror film to do…it horrifies.” - Legless Corpse

"If you are prepared to see a film so menacing it will stay with you for days, "Circus of the Dead" is a must!” - Horror News Network

"This might be the bad guy horror fans have been waiting for. Billy Oberst Jr's performance as Papa Corn is one of the most exciting things I have seen in an indie horror film in the last few years.” - Nathan Thomas Milliner, Horror Artist

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Mar 30, 2015

Werewolf Double Feature - A Howling Success!

There was no full moon in the sky on March 21st, but The Staircase Theater was packed nonetheless with howling fans for Fright Night Theatre's Werewolf Double Feature of LATE PHASES and WOLFCOP! Not only did fans come out en masse for hairy, scary werewolf thrills but also to support real live wolves. 



Mar 16, 2015

WEREWOLF DOUBLE FEATURE - Support the Eastern Wolf!

Purchase tickets to LATE PHASES & WOLFCOP and help protect the Eastern Wolf!


In our shared mythology, the wolf is a monster. It haunts our popular culture as a symbol of the carnivorous wild that has terrified human kind since prehistoric times as much as it represents the inner beast within us all. Especially in the horror genre, the wolf has been long associated with evil, terror, blood lust, and horror. But the wolf is not the monster of our medieval imaginations. It is an important species that, sadly, is under threat by a truly dangerous species: humanity.

That is why Fright Night Theatre has pledged to use our March 21st double-bill of werewolf films LATE PHASES and WOLFCOP to help support the Eastern Wolf of Ontario and Canada. After costs, we will be donating 50% of all ticket sales to the Bring Back the Wild™ project which aims to support Eastern wolf research and education.

TICKET PURCHASE LOCATIONS

ONLINE (Visa or Mastercard)

HAMMER CITY RECORDS (cash-only): 228 James St N Basement @ Rear Off Robert St. Hamilton, Ontario

CRASH LANDING (cash-only): 1189 Cannon Street East. Hamilton, Ontario

Donated funds will be used to:
  • Support telemetry research by Dr. Brent Patterson of the Ministry of Natural Resources to learn more about this apex predator’s movement patterns, current distribution and habitat use in Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Help verify a possible second Ontario eastern wolf population in the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands
Eastern wolves were once plentiful in the forests of eastern North America, but human development has squeezed their population into smaller and smaller numbers. As a species of Special Concern in Canada, the eastern wolf is threatened by habitat loss, forest degradation and hunting

By supporting research of the eastern wolf and its habitat needs, initiatives like Bring Back the Wold will help the eastern wolf survive and expand in the future.

Mar 10, 2015

WEREWOLF DOUBLE FEATURE: LATE PHASES & WOLFCOP (March 21)

WEREWOLF DOUBLE FEATURE

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

Poster by Pat Sparrow
This March, unleash your inner beast at Fright Night Theatre! On Saturday, March 21st, we're bringing you a hairy and scary double feature of 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 monstrous 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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Mar 3, 2015

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 Staircase Theatre

(27 Dundurn St. N.)

$5 at the door (cash only)

Join Facebook Event

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
UK

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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The Babadook







The Shutterbug Man