May 09, 2010 staff reports Uncategorized
The 2010 Shaun Luu Horror Fest will take place Friday, June 11 to Sunday, June 13, with all raised funds to benefit the Westcott Community Center and Upstate Medical University and Golisano Children’s Hospital.
The 2009 Shaun Luu Horror Fest completed a pledge of $10,000 to Upstate Golisano Children’s Hosptial in memory of Shaun Luu. Shaun died in 2005 at 23 after a long battle with brain cancer. The horror movie/ music festival raised $5,840, which included a $1,775 contribution from the Palace Theatre, a host of the film festival. The latter gift represents a portion of the proceeds from the theatre’s monthly “Brew & View” 35mm themed film series.
This year’s events kick off at 6:30 p.m. on June 11 with a six-band bill at the Westcott Community Center, followed by horror films at The Palace Theatre from noon, Saturday, June 12 until 5 a.m. Sunday, June 13, followed by an afterparty hosted by the Half Penny Pub in Armory Square at midnight.
The following is a detailed schedule of events:
Friday June 11 at Westcott Community Center – benefit for Community Center
6pm doors open/ all ages/ $7
6:30pm – music
LIKE WOLVES http://www.myspace.com/likewolves666
MANDATE OF HEAVEN
END OF THE YEAR http://www.myspace.com/endofayear
TIGER FLOWERS http://www.myspace.com/tigerflowersnyc
Westcott Community Center
826 Euclid Avenue
Syracuse – 478-8634
DAY 2 –
THE 2010 SHAUN LUU HORROR FEST:
SATURDAY JUNE 12
@ The Palace Theater
2384 James St., Syracuse
All movies on original 35mm film.
All ages matinee, Noon-3:30pm, $8 INDIANA JONES AND TEMPLE OF DOOM, THE GATE
Adults 16+, 4:30p.m., $20
DEATH RACE 2000 (Corman version)
HENRY PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER
STREET TRASH (Q & A and FIRST ever Live Commentary over 35mm print with Writer Roy Frumkes)
TORTURE DUNGEON (1970 Andy Milligan film)
EVIL DEAD (Official GRINDHOUSE TOUR DATE)
HALLOWEEN 3 SEASON OF THE WITCH
ALIENS DEADLY SPAWN
Planning to come to all 10 movies? Get in for just $20!
This is a tentative. Films may run ahead or behind schedule. Use this as a general guide.
NOON – 2pm : INDIANA JONES TEMPLE OF DOOM
2:00-3:30pm : THE GATE
3:30pm – 4:15pm : DINNER BREAK
4:30 – 7:30pm : DEATH RACE 2000 (1975)/ HENRY PORTRAIT OF SERIAL KILLER (1986)
7:30pm – 7:45pm : Break
7:45pm – 10:00pm : STREET TRASH/ TORTURE DUNGEON (1970)
10:00pm – 10:15pm : Break
10:15 – ? : EVIL DEAD, WEIRD SCIENCE, HALLOWEEN 3, DEADLY SPAWN
Sunday June 13 – 100 percent benefit towards Golisano Childrens Hospital and Upstate Medical Center
688 County Route 10
Pennellville, NY 13132-3314
(16 BANDS ONLY $10)
Doors open at noon/ all ages w/ re-entry
first band 12:30pm. Show goes down at 11:30 p.m.
Band line up from headliner to opener
ANOTHER BREATH http://www.myspace.com/anotherbreath
THIS IS HELL http://www.myspace.com/thisishell
THE LAST SEASON http://www.myspace.com/thelastseason
WALK THE LINE http://www.myspace.com/walktheline315
IRON RAIN http://www.myspace.com/ironrainchicago
EAST OF THE WALL http://www.myspace.com/eastofthewall
FOUND DEAD HANGING http://www.myspace.com/founddeadhangingBTG
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE http://www.mediafire.com/?iwneiyon4kz
EBONY SORROW http://www.myspace.com/ebonysorrow
STRONG WILLED http://www.myspace.com/strongwilled
POST SHOW AT HALF PENNY PUB SUNDAY NIGHT
Sunday Night MIDNIGHT- 2am Post Party @ The Half Penny Pub – 21 and over FREE SHOW )
The Half Penny Pub
321 West Fayette St.
INDIANA JONES TEMPLE OF DOOM: 1984 Steven Spielberg
Set in 1935, a professor, archaeologist, and legendary hero by the name of Indiana Jones is back in action in his newest adventure. But this time he teams up with a night club singer named Wilhelmina “Willie” Scott and a twelve-year-old boy named Short Round. They end up in an Indian small distressed village, where the people believe that evil spirits have taken all their children away after a sacred precious stone was stolen! They also discovered the great mysterious terror surrounding a booby-trapped temple known as the Temple of Doom! Thuggee is beginning to attempt to rise once more, believing that with the power of all five Sankara stones they can rule the world! Now, it’s all up to Indiana to put an end to the Thuggee campaign, rescue the lost children, win the girl and conquer the Temple of Doom. Written by Anthony Pereyra
THE GATE: 1987 Tibor Takacs
The boy Glen and his best fried Terry accidentally open a gate to hell when a rotten tree is removed from the backyard of Glen’s house. When his dog die and a friend of Glen’s sister, the teenager Alexandra, buries the animal in the hole, demons from an ancient civilization are released, seeking for two human sacrifices to dominate the world. Glen, Al and Terry, who are spending the weekend alone in the house, fight to save their lives and close the hole. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DEATH RACE 2000: 1975 Roger Corman classic (with Swedish Subtitles)
n the near future the ultimate sporting event is the deathrace. Contestants get score points for running people down as they speed across the country. The sport has crazed fans who sacrifice themselves to the drivers. An overt agency is trying to bring an end to the immoral deathrace and has infiltrated one of their followers in to the race as a navigator. In the end of the race the lives of the competitors, the President and the deathrace itself are in peril. Written by FMJ_Joker
HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER: 1986 John McNaughton
What would you do if you found out that the person living right along side you is really a serial killer, who engages in bizarre acts of sex with people and animals, living and dead, who killed his own mother? Well, meet Henry. He is a typical under-paid bug spray guy who lives amongst you. He is not Freddy or Jason, he’s real. Henry was serving time in jail for killing his mother. He cannot seem to keep his story straight in his head, he can’t really recall how he killed that one. She was cruel to him. She made him wear a dress to school, and she made him watch her have sex with dirty old men. He couldn’t take it anymore, so one day, he just killed her. No remorse. He hooked up with a friend named Otis, and the two are living together. Otis’ sister is moving in too, because she doesn’t have any money. They are an interesting trio, each with their own set of morals. Otis’ sister begins to fall for Henry, who has wonderful manners and seems to look out for her. Otis on the other hand, he just wants to see his sister naked. Henry and Otis go out for beers one night, and Henry introduces him to the act of murder. They kill a few prostitutes, and a “hot” items salesman. There is no limit to what they will do once they get a taste for it.
Otis is becoming quickly addicted, and he can’t pull himself out of the web Henry has weaved. That poor girl has no idea what is going on with them. She begins to date Henry. The two appear to fall in love. The cops don’t have a clue. Henry is too smart for them. If you shoot one, and stab another, they will never make the connection between the two murders. It all becomes so random that it seems normal death to the police. Henry also has transportation on his side. He travels from town to town once the heat gets too heavy. He can pick up a few hitchhikers on the way and kill them. Bingo! A new guitar. This movie is very shocking, because you only see one or two of the fifteen murders happen, the rest you just see the before and after, with no middle. It makes you wonder what the hell was going on in between. Written by Natalie Wayne
STREET TRASH: 1987 J. Michael Muro (Featuring a first ever live commentary with Roy Frumkes (writer/producer) over his very own 35mm film print.
When a liquor store owner finds a case of “Viper” in his cellar, he decides to sell it to the local hobos at one dollar a bottle, unaware of its true properties. The drinks causes its consumers to melt, very messily. Two homeless lads find themselves up against the effects of the toxic brew, as well as going head to head with “Bronson” a Vietnam vet with sociopathic tendencies, and the owner of the junkyard they live in. Written by zombiefiend_2000
TORTURE DUNGEON: 1970 Andy Milligan
The sudden decapitation of Lord Harkin has the Kingdom, as well it should, in a state of fear. For it is well known to one and all of the citizens around and about that Norman, the evil Duke of Norwich (played by who cares) and his buddies, bimbos and cohorts over at—Drum Roll—The Torture Dungeon are responsible. Norman has plans to marry off his dimwit half-brother Albert of Aberthy to Heather McGregor of No Title, the most beautiful and sensual girl in the Kingdom. But first he has to arrange for the pitchforking of her current squeeze, William the Nobody.
Heather has no idea of what she is getting into but, following the spectacular Royal Wedding followed by the erotic ceremony of the spectacular consumation of the Royal Marriage, she begins to suspect that all that is rotten does not lie entirely in Denmark, especially if Andy Milligan is around. Norman’S half sisters—this guy has no full siblings—Lady Agatha and Lady Jane, in a very good effort to warn Heather of Norman’s methods, take her down to roll–The Torture Dungeon. She is terrified at what she sees, which is somewhat surprising for one who has just been exposed to Albert, as it is basically gory sights of mutilated victims. Norman, a man with a plan, has his henchmen, Ivan the Terrible Dwarf and Maudlin the Execeutioner, do away with Albert, Lady Jane and Lady Agatha and is attempting to kill Heather, who is but doesn’t know it, the true heir to the throne recently vacated by the late, decapitated Lord Harkin. But, Norman is foiled by Margaret the Hag, a disfigured member of the Court, who spears him to death just before she is trampled to death by a horse, or audience members stampeding for the exits. Written by Les Adams
EVIL DEAD: 1981 Sam Raimi (this print is part of the official GRINDHOUSE 2009-2010 re-release EVIL DEAD film tour)
Five friends go to a cabin in the woods for a vacation. They discover The Book of the Dead and a tape recorder belonging to a professor, who also owns the cabin. One of them plays back what is recorded on the tape– which just happens to be Candarian resurrection passages translated from the Necronomicon (Book of the Dead) by the professor, which unleashes an evil force from the woods. The people start turning into evil deadites, and the others soon learn from the tape that the only way to kill a person who is turned into a deadite is by total body dismemberment. People are dying left and right; one girl early in the film looses control and runs off into the woods, only to be raped by the trees. Written by Ash
WEIRD SCIENCE: 1985 John Hughes
Two unpopular teenagers, Gary and Wyatt, fail at all attempts to be accepted by their peers. Their desperation to be liked leads them to “create” a woman via their computer. Their living and breathing creation is a gorgeous woman, Lisa, whose purpose is to boost their confidence level by putting them into situations which require Gary and Wyatt to act like men. On their road to becoming accepted, they encounter many hilarious obstacles, which gives the movie an overall sense of silliness. Written by Jeff Ranous
HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH: 1982 Tommy Lee Wallace
Daniel Challis, a doctor in a northern California hospital treats a scared old man, Harry Grimbridge screaming, “They are going to kill us!” and clutching a Halloween mask from the number-one best-selling Silver Shamrock mask company.
But later Daniel is shocked when later that night: Harry is murdered in his hospital bed and the killer walks calmly to a car and blows himself up. His curiosity is more piqued when Harry’s daughter Ellie arrives and tells Daniel that Harry was scared ever since he tried looking into the origins of the masks, since no orders for them are being taken for the following year. Daniel and Ellie go to Santa Mira, home of Silver Shamrock, to uncover what happened and are horrified to find out that the owner of the mask company, Conal Cochran, is planning to use the masks and some black magic as one great Halloween trick on the children who are wearing his masks that coming Halloween. As time draws near on Halloween night, Daniel must stop Cochran from sending the signal out to activate the masks and he can only do that if he can get out of Cochran’s huge mask factory alive…. Written by Lee Horton
THE DEADLY SPAWN: 1983 Douglas McKeown
Two campers in the New Jersey woods have their outdoor fun interrupted by the arrival of a meteorite crashing nearby. They go to investigate the crater, but are suddenly attacked and devoured by alien parasites who have hitched a ride to Earth. After finishing off the campers, the hungry space monsters head for a nearby town, where they make their domain in the basement of an old house soon begin polishing off one hapless inhabitant after another. Four young teenagers, plus one pre-teen boy, try to find a way to stop the angry space monsters before they reproduce and literally eat humanity. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher
The 2010 Shaun Luu Horror Fest funds will be used for projects at Upstate Medical University and Golisano Children’s Hospital.