Flashback Weekend’s Dusk to Dawn Horror Fest!

Want to head out to a good old-fashioned drive-in theater to see some horror classics, as well as a brand new title? Then start making your plans for this Saturday, Sept. 18th, to head out to the Midway Drive-In in Dixon, IL. Below is the schedule:

5:00PM – Horror vendors – socially distanced
7:30PM – Introduction – The Manson Brothers stars Mike Carey and Chris Margetis
8:00PM – The Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre (2021)
10:00PM – The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
12:00AM – Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
2:00AM – Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

If you have not had the chance to see TCM on the big screen (and the screen at the Midway is HUGE being 90 feet across!!!) then now is your chance to experience it in a completely new way. Doesn’t matter how many times you’ve seen it on your TV, the big screen is completely different.

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Flashback Weekend A Howling Success!

I just wanted to give a little bit of a shout out to Mike and Mia Kerz, and the whole Flashback Family, for giving us fans an incredible weekend. That was our first show in close to 2 years, which was just killing us not to be around our convention family and friends. But it did happen this last weekend, at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Hotel, and we had a blast.

I didn’t get a chance to take too many photos over the 3-day event mainly because we were so busy at our table! Never a bad thing. But we got to chat with plenty of fellow fans, sold a bunch of horror reference books, and got to hang out until the wee hours in the morning talking about the genre we love!

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Joel M. Reed – Rest in Peace

Joel M. Reed - RIPJoel M. Reed is the man responsible for the notorious grindhouse flick Bloodsucking Freaks (1976), originally titled as The Incredible Torture Show, before Troma re-titled it and released it once again. He also directed a few other titles, such as Night of the Zombies (1981), probably the second most popular of his titles. Now, while I’m not personally a fan of Bloodsucking Freaks, anybody that is able to make a movie like that, and become an icon because of it, in this huge world of cinema, that is pretty impressive. So like it or not, as horror movie fans, we have to get credit where it is due.

Sadly though, Reed recently passed away at the age of 86. But if you are a fan of him and his work, then I would recommend you picking up a copy of John Szpunar’s book on Reed, entitled Bloodsucking Freak! The Life and Films of Joel M. Reed. Szpunar is not only a great writer, he is a huge fan of Reed and is one that can put the proper spotlight on this grindhouse icon.

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