Thus was born my little foray into the blogosphere, the mighty Vault of Horror in which you currently find yourself. This October 14, the Vault turns five years old. To commemorate this milestone, I'm joining forces with the historic Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to put on a series of horror double features this fall, and I hope you'll come out and join me to celebrate. I can think of no better way to mark the occasion, and my utmost thanks go out to my running partner Captain Cruella for using her undead powers to help make the whole thing possible.
It gives me great pleasure to announce BEDLAM AT THE BIJOU. I've concocted this special series myself, and with such an amazing venue as this, it's sure to be a blast. Here's what I have in store:
Thursday, September 27: Nuclear Nightmares
Two movies about giant monsters spawned from nuclear radiation, released the same year, on opposite sides of the Pacific. It's the original Gojira, followed by the ant epic Them! I'm working on getting some Japanese finger foods lined up for the evening, as well as a special guest speaker to join me in a little Q&A action...
Thursday, October 25: The Undead Among Us
A good old-fashioned zombie double feature. But not just any zombie flicks--these are the originators of the genre. I'm talking about Bela Lugosi in White Zombie, plus Vincent Price in The Last Man on Earth--the movie that inspired NOTLD. Best of all, joining me will be the one and only Dr. Kim Paffenroth, fellow LoTTD member, Bram Stoker award winner, and the world's only theologian/zombie expert!
Thursday, November 15: The Count Begins
OK, so I use a lot of puns. It's the mag editor in me. But what better title for this unique pairing of the first two cinematic adaptations of Bram Stoker's Dracula: the silent classic Nosferatu, and Universal's iconic 1931 Dracula? I'm working on a wine special for the evening (Dracula never drinks wine, but we will!), and possibly even some live musical accompaniment for Nosferatu. Plus, I might even lure Paul Bibeau, author of Sundays with Vlad, to join me as a special guest...
So come help me celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Vault of Horror in style. For more information about the venue, check out the Bijou Theatre's official website. In the days to come, there should also be more info on there as far as showtimes, ticket prices and other details. You can check here for more information as well. It's been an amazing five years here in the Vault, and I can't wait to kick off the festivities!
The Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Avenue