Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans!
As most readers are probably aware, our bearded overlord, Mr. Nunziata, played a part behind the scenes in the new Guillermo del Toro joint, a remake of the classic 1970’s TV horror movie, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Though the original film aired before many of us were born or old enough to watch such things, it scarred the minds of an entire generation of TV watching children. Those scars have helped it maintain a cherished status in the horror world, and along with films like Dark Night of the Scarecrow, it remains one of the most effective made-for-TV horror films ever produced.
So Sebastian O’Brien and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to toss the ol’ creepfest up on the big screen for our midnight movie series, Friday Night Frights. Just as it was never intended to be seen! While our screening is in no way affiliated with the del Toro production (as our trailer demonstrates), we do owe it thanks. Despite being theatrically released in Europe many moons ago, as Nightmare, there are no surviving 35mm prints of the film. But because of the remake, Warner Bros just remastered the film in HD. The DigiBeta copy we’ll be showing looks great! And because the film is only 74 minutes long, we’ll also be showing an episode of Rod Serling’s 70’s anthology series Night Gallery. Which episode? It’s a secret, but let’s just say it involves a sorcerer. And David Banner.
As always, I am giving away some free tickets (each with a +1) to some lucky Chewers, as well as a reserved couch to our first place winner. To enter simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with AFRAID in the subject line and tell me the scariest TV movie or TV episode you’ve ever seen. Make sure to give your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.