Multiple horror festivals to feature ‘Re-Animator’

Courtesy of Hudson Horror Show

The Hudson Horror Show, the biannual horror festival in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., has a slate of six films for its sixth installment on Saturday, Dec. 1. Beginning at 1 p.m., the gorefest will include special screenings of Conan the Barbarian, Phantasm II, Re-Animator, The Devil’s Rain, Switchblade Sisters and Black Christmas.

The programming continues until midnight and will also include shorts and vintage trailers. All films will play in 35mm. Advance tickets are currently on sale for $26. Tickets at the door, if they remain, are $30 (cash only).

For those genre fans in New Jersey (or those who want double the H.P. Lovecraft), Crystal Plumage Films will host a double-bill screening of Re-Animator and Daughters of Darkness on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $13. The screening will take place at the Forum Theatre, 314 Main St. in Metuchen. Click here for more information.

Back to Poughkeepsie…

The Hudson Horror Show is quickly becoming one of the top destinations in the Northeast for genre fun. Past festivals have included screenings of Friday the 13th, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and Evil Dead II.

Vendors are also present at the Silver Cinemas at the South Hills Mall, 1895 South Road in Poughkeepsie (roughly 90 minutes from New York City. The organizers recommend bringing some extra money.

For more information, click here.

Other Northeast horror screenings in the coming weeks …

• The Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA) will host screenings of Vampyr (Nov. 15, with a new score by Steve Severin) and House of Psychotic Women (Nov. 28, with author Kier-La Janesse introducing the film). Click here for more information.

• Exhumed Films will present a double bill of Lucio Fulci movies, including Conquest and Brute and the Beast, at International House in Philadelphia. Click here for more information.

By John Soltes / Publisher /

John Soltes

John Soltes is an award-winning journalist. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Earth Island Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, New Jersey Monthly and at, among other publications. E-mail him at

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