This was a tough one for me this year. Not the movies actually, but just getting the whole marathon together. I am usually making plans and promoting it right from the first part of May, if not sooner, but for some reason or another, just couldn’t get motivated to get it going. But thanks to my Turkey Day co-pilot for over 15 years, Aaron Christensen, kicking me in the butt enough times to make sure it happened. So if you did join in the fun and had a good time, you can thank him as well! Got to give credit where it is due.Continue reading
Below is the schedule for this year’s Turkey Day In May. We will have trailers playing starting at 9am so you have time to log in and make sure you can see and hear everything. The first movie will start at 10am and we’ll go from there. There should be a little break in between each feature.
Turkey Day in May Schedule
9am – Trailers
10am – Feature # 1 – A classic updated (for it’s time) monster tale
11:30am – Feature # 2 – Rarely seen (for a reason) old dark house flick
1:15pm – Feature # 3 – Larry Buchanan – Need I say more?
3pm – Feature # 4 – Fred Olen Ray – Need I say more?
4:45pm – Feature #5 – A jump to Italy for another cursed house
6:30pm – Feature # 6 – One from Hollywood with a $75 million budget!
Hope to see everyone there!
I know it’s only 2 weeks notice, but we will be having our bi-annual Turkey Day Marathon this month, taking place on Saturday, May 29th, at approx. 10am. We’re still working on the final lineup but we are planning on 4-5 features. And like last time, this will still be an online event that everyone reading this is more than welcome to join the fun. Not exactly the format yet either but hope to have that figured out shortly.
Stay tuned for more details.
We may have just set a record with this year’s Turkey Day, at least when it comes to attendance. Once again, with the pandemic raging on, we were force to hold our Turkey Day marathon online, through a streaming service. This time though, we opened it up to everyone if they wanted to join in. And I think we had around 20+ people in the screening throughout most of the day. So for that, I think it was a great success. We did have a few glitches in the beginning, but thankfully my technical staff (aka Jason Coffman) was able to help me fix the problem and from there on went on with very little issues. Continue reading
I wanted to give a quick thanks to everyone that attended our Turkey Day Marathon yesterday. Since I started doing these little events back in 2003, I couldn’t let a little thing like a pandemic stop us from continuing the tradition. Adapt and adjust, as they say, and that’s what we did by moving it to an online streaming event. While nothing will substitute getting together in person to watch these films, at least this way did give people outside of our circle of friends the opportunity to join in the fun. And with the number of attendees around 20 throughout the day, I think it was a great success.
If you were one of the ones that attended, please make sure you send me a selfie so I can add you to the photo collage of this year’s Turkey Day Survivors! Need them ASAP, please!
I’ll have our official write up posted (hopefully) this week with all the details of our excursions into this wonderful land of misfit movies. Until then, keep Discovering the Horror!
While most call this coming Friday, the biggest commercial holiday called Black Friday, here at the Krypt, we call it Turkey Day, and have been since 2003. And this Friday will be no different. Well, maybe a little different. Because of the pandemic, we’re not able to host our usual event of screening some of the finest in cinematic shipwrecks here at the Krypt. BUT… that will not stop us from screening those movies, just this time it will be online. And everyone reading this is invited. Continue reading
Once Halloween is over, here at the Krypt there is one thing on our mind: Turkey Day! Our bi-annual celebration of the finest in cinematic shipwrecks! I started doing these Turkey Day Marathons back in 2003, and it has slowly grown into something insane. Crazy enough that in 2015 we started Turkey Day in May, holding another onslaught of some of these gems!
But then Covid hit and in May, we couldn’t really have the usual get together. So we held our first Turkey Day online, which I think was somewhat successful. It wasn’t the same, but at least we were still able to enjoy the event. We were hoping that by November things would have calmed down, but alas, we find ourselves still in the thick of it, as they say.
Which brings us to our big announcement today. Since we’re going to have to hold our Turkey Day Marathon online once again, we have decided to open it up to the world! Now, some of you might not fully understand exactly what is our Turkey Day Marathon, so let me give you a brief summary. Continue reading
I started holding my Turkey Day events way back in November of 2003. In 2015, we started a second one, Turkey Day in May. Ever since these started, we have never missed holding one. The numbers for each of the events varies from time to time, but there is always a group of us enjoying some of these cinematic road bumps. And then the pandemic started. As much as I wanted to gather a group of friends and still hold our May event, it just didn’t seem like the right thing to do. Originally, I had just planned on doing it by myself, watching the movies I had planned. But then talking to Turkey Day regulars Aaron Christensen, and then Jason Coffman, they informed me of this streaming thing you can do where people just log in and can see what you’re playing on your computer. Now originally it would be nice to have video and audio of everyone attending but it really would just have been too many people, and the chatting might have interfered with the actual audio from the movie. Jason mentioned using Kast, which has a chat room feature, so at least people could still communicate, make jokes or whatever, and still be able to watch the film. So after a few trials, on May 30th, we held our first online Turkey Day event. We only got through 5 movies instead of our usual 7, but I think it turned out pretty good. Not to mentioned the fact that we had more people at this event, hitting past 20 people at times. Continue reading
“The only bad movie is a boring one”, a statement made by author Stephen Thrower that I not only agree with, but live by as well! This last Turkey Day, we put that statement to the test and proven it to be true! For the most part, that is.
Before we get to our 17th year of holding our annual Turkey Day Marathon, I have to first say how thankful I am to have so many like-minded friends that journey out to the Chicago suburbs twice a year to celebrate the types of films that we watch. They are not only true cinephiles, but know that there is entertainment and enjoyment in even the lowest rated film out there. Well… most of them! Continue reading
Now that Halloween season is official over, the next thing on calendar for us is of course, Turkey Day. No, I’m not talking about Thanksgiving, but our annual Turkey Day Marathon. Trust me, after getting through some of the titles we’ve watched over the years, just surviving is thankful enough! In all honestly, what I’m really thankful for is that I have a group of friends that make the trek out here every Black Friday to celebrate these Cinematic Shipwrecks along with me, and we have a lot of fun doing it. Continue reading