Here’s What Went Down At This Weekend’s Hudson Horror Show
It's that time of year again when a bunch of weirdos head to Silver Cinemas at the South Hills Mall and spend 12 hours watching the oddest, goriest, creepiest, and goofiest movies ever put to film. I happen to be one of those weirdos, and so this past Saturday, a few friends and I were in attendance at Hudson Horror Show 16.
I went to my first Hudson Horror Show last May, so I knew what to expect this time around - the vendors were there selling posters and DVDs, everybody was chatting about what the mystery movie could be, etc. They made a point to note this may be the final Hudson Horror Show, but I sure hope not - it would be pretty lame if I only ever got to go to two of these things.
But anyway, how were the movies? I'll tell you!
Movie #1 - The Boogens (1981): I had a blast with this one, a funny, gory movie about some creatures attacking some kids. It also features maybe the best dog in any movie, ever.
Movie #2 - Blacula (1972): The famous (or infamous) reworking of Dracula for the blaxploitation era of filmmaking, William Marshall makes for a pretty rad vampire.
Movie #3 - Prison (1987): This one was ok, featuring some elaborate death scenes and a pretty cool starring role for an incredibly young Viggo Mortenson aka Aragorn from Lord of the Rings.
Movie #4 - Savage Streets (1984): A great revenge thriller that may start with some questionable content, but is saved by Linda Blair being unquestionably awesome.
Movie #5 - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988): The fourth entry in the Halloween movies is way more fun than it has any right to be. That iconic theme music carries half the movie by itself, and the young Danielle Harris and returning Donald Pleasence carry the other half.
Movie #6 - The Mystery Movie: We were told that we're not allowed to post about what the mystery movie was, but it was a big, all-time classic horror movie and it was a great way to end the night. Wish I could say more than that!
Hopefully, the Hudson Horror Show lives to see another day. I know I'll be there when it does.