As part of Pittsburgh’s upcoming HorrorHound Weekened and Alamo Drafthouse’s Traveling Roadshow, MONSTERS HD presents a special screening of Dawn of the Dead INSIDE the infamous Monroeville Mall! For the first time ever, George A. Romero’s 1978 horror masterpiece, Dawn of the Dead will play on a big screen inside the famous Pittsburgh attraction where the movie was filmed! Beginning just one hour after the Mall closes on Saturday evening, June 21st, this special event tops an already stacked horror extravaganza planned for the upcoming HorrorHound Weekend event in Pennsylvania (located at the Pittsburgh ExpoMart in Monroeville, PA) the weekend of June 20-22nd, 2008! Read on for more info and the official flyer. JOINS US!
The Alamo Drafthouse Traveling Roadshow will be projecting this “Dawn” screening inside the Mall as part of one of the largest collaborations the horror industry has ever witnessed; HorrorHound Weekend is a conjoined production of HorrorHound Magazine, Bloody-Disgusting.com (the web’s #1 horror movie news site), and Re-Evolution Entertainment. On top of these top-tier horror entities, a number of other media and studio reps from the industry will be on-hand to celebrate three days of horror, including (but not limited to): MONSTERS HD, Anchor Bay, Rue Morgue Magazine, Dread Central, Night of the Living Podcast, Deadpit Radio, Amok Time Toys, Toe Tag Pictures, and Time and Space Toys.
During the weekend of June 20-22nd, 2008, these various horror heavy-hitters will be surrounded by one of the most impressive horror celebrity guest lists to hit the Mid-West, ranging from legendary horror director John Landis (An American Werewolf in London) and top tier stars such as Jason Mewes (Clerks), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), and Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects) to first-time convention guests: Ottaviano Dell’Acqua (the iconic worm-zombie from Lucio Fulci’s Zombie), Al Cliver (Zombie), Darryl Ferruci (Creepshow), and Griffin Dunne (An American Werewolf in London) – just to name a few! For three days, fans can meet their favorite celebrities and have the opportunity to obtain autographs and/or photo-ops! Special movie screenings and panels are planned to coincide with the many guests, including a special demonstration by effects legend Tom Savini (featuring the return of his legendary Savini-Thon stage presentation), as well as a special panel and screening from Pittsburgh’s own, ToeTag Pictures.
The Dawn of the Dead screening will take place where the Monroeville Mall’s old clock tower once stood, on a 50-foot screen, which will take over the Mall after closing time, Saturday June 21st, as over 500 fans pack this special section of the Mall, right down the hall from Time and Space Toys’ brick and mortar location, Toy Galaxy (who helped bring this event together), where refreshments will be available. Admission to this special screening is available at the HorrorHound Weekend event – located across the street, inside the Pittsburgh ExpoMart – for a modest $5 – all proceeds of which will be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation! ToeTag Pictures will be doing zombie make-up on guests all day leading up to the screening to help make this evening all the more memorable, as over ten “Dawn” alumni will be on-hand during the screening to ensure the night’s authenticity.
On top of these amazing guests and events, a special Bloody-Disgusting.com Film Festival is planned over the course of Friday and Saturday, featuring first-chance screenings of new films (including horror legend, Dario Argento’s Mother of Tears, Wicked Lake, Machine Girl and It’s My Party and I’ll Die If I Want To), while a host of special fan-friendly shows and vendors will be on-hand ranging from a 1930s-style Circus attraction and original film-prop displays and photo-ops to horror-centric toy companies showcasing new prototypes of upcoming products and film studios teasing upcoming projects, not to mention the various new film promotional goodies (swag), posters, and contests being held all three days!! More information on our various celebrity guests, film screenings, vendors and events can be located on www.horrorhoundweekend.com!
About HorrorHound Weekend:
HorrorHound Weekend is a recurring convention seen in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, venturing outside of its “home base” for the first time to help bring this fun and excitement to the Pittsburgh area and the many horror movie fans in the surrounding area. To learn more about HorrorHound Weekend, please visit www.horrorhoundweekend.com today, or e-mail [email protected] for specific questions pertaining to the show, potential celebrity interview possibilities, a complete vendor and celebrity guest list, image requests, and promotional or sponsorship opportunities. Our Indianapolis events average between 2,000-4,000 fans, with the next big event in Indiana planned this August 29-31st.
HorrorHound Magazine is a bi-monthly publication featuring the latest movie, DVD, comic book, video game, action figure and toy news, topped with the biggest retrospective articles on the most beloved horror films of yesteryear, fan spotlights as well as industry editorials focusing on the pop culture significance of horror and the men and women who make this industry thrive! In just three years, HorrorHound Magazine has evolved from a comic book store-only distributed title (shipping less than 1,000 units upon its release) to a mass-market top-seller, available at all major retail outlets (including Barnes and Noble and Borders), shipping over 12,000 units per issue and rising. www.horrorhound.com
Headed by president/editor Brad Miska, Bloody-Disgusting.com is a horror movie news and review site with continued growth in the world of horror. The #1 horror website online, “BD” has become the voice of the industry, lending reviews to countless movie trailers, posters and DVD box art, just a small example of the importance of the name within the industry and the power behind their marketing and promotion. Promotion which backs the Indianapolis-based HorrorHound Weekend events, which will continue to branch out beyond Pittsburgh as 2008 and 2009 roll forward. www.bloody-disgusting.com
About Re-Evolution Management:
Re-Evolution is a celebrity and talent agency, ran by Bill Philputt (formerly of Convention All-Stars) who represents convention bookings and promotional appearances of over 40 name-talents ranging from Michael Biehn (Terminator) and Jason Mewes (Clerks) to Rowdy Roddy Piper (WWE Superstar) and Shawnee Smith (Saw), just to name a few. With over 10 years of experience and expertise in the industry of talent-relations, Mr. Philputt has become the name in convention bookings. www.re-evolutionmanagement.com
About MONSTERS HD:
It’s Alive! Launched in October 2003, MONSTERS HD is television’s first and only, definitive channel dedicated to the popular horror and creature feature category. From the classic horrors of Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolfman to prehistoric giants like King Kong and Godzilla, to supernatural terrors like The Evil Dead and The Exorcist to the modern maniacs of Freddy, Jason Michael and Leatherface. MONSTERS HD also goes behind the screams with Monsterama, the channel’s original series hosted by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Monsterama focuses on every aspect of monster movie mania imaginable. From Hollywood special effects, creature shops and monster make-up to the latest creature collectibles, conventions and upcoming theatrical, DVD and video game releases. MONSTERS HD’s Monsterama series has fright fans glued to their seats and drooling with delight with the eerie sights on display shot in stunning high definition. www.monsterstv.com
About VOOM HD Networks:
The VOOM HD networks (www.voom.com) comprise the world’s largest suite of high-definition channels for distribution through satellite and cable operators. Produced exclusively in true high-definition and 5.1 Dolby