Friday, January 19, 2018 07:14

HHS News/Info

We’re, back, Hudson Horror Show is proud to present its latest all day chapter in the book of cinematic debauchery, Hudson Horror Show #16!  This year’s “December to Dismember” event will take place at the South Hills Cinema 8 in Poughkeepsie New York on December 16th, 2017.  The first movie kicks off about 11:30 AM and the show will run past midnight.  We are showing six full length horror/cult movies, all off vintage 35mm film.

Just like last time, the show will be run in two separate screening rooms, theater room #6 (same room we have always been) and theater room # 1 (the “new” room for us).  There are an equal number of tickets for each room and both rooms will see the same exact movies, just in a different order (see website for details).  You will need to pick and choose which room you want to sit in as there is no switching of rooms, sorry.  When theater room #6 sells out first (and it will) you will only be able to buy tickets in theater room #1.  Once that sells out, well, the show is sold out!

So what are showing?  Well, before Finnish director Renny Harlin helmed such classic trash as NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4 and DIE HARD 2, he directed the haunted house/inmate movie PRISON.  This little seen fright flick was produced by everyone’s favorite schlock producer Charles Band and written by HALLOWEEN’s Irwin Yablans.  Starring Viggo Mortensen long before he was in Middle Earth, PRISON celebrates a 30th anniversary and Hudson Horror is the place to celebrate that.

Another creature feature that was an early cable staples in the 80’s, and one that hasn’t been played to death is 1981’s THE BOOGENS.  Having watched this at a festival a year or so ago was a true revelation of just how fun this silly eighties gem is!  With um, killer turtles and an ample amount of gore, THE BOOGENS is a fun ride no matter how you pronounce it.

We’ve shown a few Blaxploitation films now and the time has come for the greatest horror/Blaxploitation film of all time, BLACULA!  Present by our fiend, err I mean, friend Jordan G. from the B Movie Film Vault, this 1972 vampire movie is a bona fide classic and a movie that truly frightened me as a child.  Star William Marshall (later of Pee Wee’s Playhouse) is perfectly cast in the dual role of the sympathetic Prince Mamuwalde as well as the vicious blood sucker known as “Dracula’s Soul Brother”.  Dig it!

Year’s after THE EXORCIST, young Linda Blair, um, “blossomed” into a buxom young lady who starred in some of exploitation cinemas best or um, worst movies, depending on your point of view.  If you were to have Linda Blair replace Charles Bronson in DEATH WISH, but add big hair, big boobs, lots of 80’s fashion and hair and well, you’ve got SAVAGE STREETS.  It’s the best Linda Blair movie where she doesn’t vomit pea soup.

Let’s not forget we’ve got a MYSTERY HEADLINE HORROR MOVIE!  At previous shows we’ve ran some flicks that were five-star classics and well, quite a few movies that were much lower down on that scale.  We know we can’t please everyone, but this is definitely a horror film and one that is sure to please most of you!  No clues otherwise!

Last but certainly not least, one of the best sequels in one of horror’s most beloved franchises, HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS.  Love it or hate it, HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH killed the franchise, and after being away for several years, it was this 1988 movie where “He” came home yet again!  With tons of nods to the original, loads of scares and an incredible performance by a very young Danielle Harris, HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS is a sequel that still holds up to this day.

We will have the usual Hudson Horror Show trappings with vendors galore selling all sorts of horror merchandise like DVD’s, shirts, toys and collector’s items, there will be door prizes, giveaways and so much more.

If you have any questions shoot us an email at  We’ll see you at the South Hills Cinema 8 in Poughkeepsie on December 16th for Hudson Horror Show #16!


Chris Alo







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