Last month, the horror film genre lost one of its great directors when Tobe Hooper passed away at the age of 74. Tonight, Blood Brothers Horror Podcast will honor Hooper with a screening of his 1974 film “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”
Films range from classic to cult
Each month, Blood Brothers hosts a horror movie screening at Popolo’s Pizza at Palm and Nees in Fresno. The free screenings are a chance for horror fans to get together and enjoy either a cult classic or a more mainstream horror film. Past screenings have included showings of “The Howling,” “Night of the Demons,” and Joss Whedon’s “Cabin in the Woods.”
Last month’s screening of “Sleepaway Camp” actually featured a visit from actress Felissa Rose, who played “Angela” in the film. Next month will be a Halloween party and a showing of the anthology “Trick ‘r Treat.”
Event includes films and much more
The monthly screenings have become so popular, they now take up both the banquet room at Popolo’s as well as the enclosed patio (the films are shown in both locations). Blood Brothers hosts Chris Fierro, Cesar Ramos Zamora, Michael Affrunti, Junior Gonzales, and Aly Vicious offer more than just a film viewing. There is usually a pre-screening clip reel featuring movie trailers, music, and film facts, and prizes are handed out to those who can answer horror-related trivia questions.
Popolo’s provides a $10 all-you-can-eat pizza and drink special for the screenings. There is also a raffle that helps fund the free event. Tonight’s raffle will feature everything from a cute Halloween-themed pillow to a gift basket featuring popcorn, snacks, and a copy of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” on DVD to a Leatherface Pop Vinyl figure. Actors from Madera’s Raisin Hell Ranch will be on hand and in costume to promote the haunted cornfield attraction, which has provided t-shirts and tickets to give away in the raffle.
All in good, scary fun
Screenings start at 6:30 p.m. I’d suggest getting there pretty early to secure a seat, and going with a fun and respectful attitude—these showings are about appreciation of horror films, not mocking (if you’re looking to make fun of movies, Savage Cinema is also hosting a free movie screening tonight at Full Circle Brewing Co.).
For more information, visit the Blood Brothers Facebook event page.
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