Call on the Ghostbusters for two nights only this October! Fathom Events is bringing the team back to theater screens on October 6th and October 10th, in commemoration of the film's 35th anniversary. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a look at three Jason Voorhees-styled enamel pins from Pixel Elixir and Momo: The Missouri Monster DVD and VOD release details.
Fathom Events' Ghostbusters (1984) Screenings Details: "Paranormal activity never looked as good, or as funny, as it did in the summer of 1984, when “Ghostbusters” became a pop-culture phenomenon – and 35 years later, Fathom Events is giving movie fans a chance to get slimed again, but for two nights only: Sunday, October 6, and Thursday, October 10.
While the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man will remain safely at a distance, this special 35th-anniversary presentation of “Ghostbusters” will feature an introduction that reunites key members of the cast of this iconic film, sharing the memories of making a film that remains a cultural touchstone. The introduction will also include newly unearthed and rarely seen alternate takes from famous scenes.
Tickets to the “Ghostbusters” 35th-anniversary screenings are available at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.
Fathom Events and Sony Pictures will present “Ghostbusters” in more than 600 movie theaters nationwide at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time on Sunday, October 6, and Thursday, October 10. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Nominated for two Academy Awards -- Best Effects, Visual Effects; and Best Music, Original Song for Ray Parker Jr.’s ever-popular title tune – “Ghostbusters” boasts an incredible cast led by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson as a group of intrepid paranormal investigators who go into business for themselves to rid haunted buildings of troublesome spirits, unaware that their endeavor could save the world. Written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, and produced and directed by Ivan Reitman, “Ghostbusters” also stars Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, and William Atherton.
Upon opening on June 8, 1984, “Ghostbusters” took American movie theaters by storm, beginning its run as the No. 1 film, and continuing to attract audiences for a theatrical run of an eye-popping 30 weeks. The title song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart and remained a national bestseller for more than 20 weeks – including Halloween when children all across the U.S. dressed as Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore.
“‘Ghostbusters’ is a comedy legend and a movie legend, a movie whose immediate success has been followed by decades of fervent fan appreciation,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas. “There’s never been a comedy quite like it, and maybe never will be again, and Fathom Events is delighted to bring ‘Ghostbusters’ back to the big screen for longtime fans to enjoy again and new audiences to discover for the first time.”
Camp Carver Enamel Pins: "STALKER IN MY POCKET ENAMEL PIN - CAMP CARVER
What do you get when you cross the classic Monster In My Pocket toys from the 90s with some of your favorite big-screen horror villains? The answer is Stalker In My Pocket!
Each soft enamel pin is about 2" tall and comes with dual rubber clutches on a glossy backer card patterned after the classic Monster In My Pocket toy packaging. The first pin in this series, Camp Carver, comes in 3 color variants to collect:
• Retro NES
• Neon Green (glows in the dark!)
Quantities are limited, so grab these pocket-sized killers now...before they grab YOU!"
To learn more about these Camp Carver "Stalker in My Pocket" enamel pins, visit Pixel Elixir's website.
Momo: The Missouri Monster DVD and VOD Release Details: "Small Town Monsters has announced the September 20th DVD and VOD release of Seth Breedlove's docudrama MOMO: The Missouri Monster. The latest title to crawl forth from the production powerhouse behind last year's best-selling documentary On the Trail of Bigfoot, MOMO: The Missouri Monster seeks to tell the true and truly strange story of the Missouri Monster. The hair-covered, three-toed monstrosity was said to have prowled the forests of Star Hill, near Louisiana, Missouri during the summer of 1972 where it was spotted by terrified citizens for weeks. The film will be available nationwide on DVD, as well as Vimeo OnDemand, Amazon Instant Video, and VIDI Space.
The case gained national media attention during the '70s and remains one of the largest tourists draws for the tiny town on the banks of the Mississippi River. The latest release from Small Town Monsters and director Seth Breedlove, MOMO: The Missouri Monster is told in both narrative and documentary form. The narrative sections appear like a lost b-movie from the 1970s, inspired by Breedlove's lifelong fascination with grindhouse movies and creature features. The horror film depicts the widely accepted details of the MOMO legend and is eventually contradicted and corrected by the actual survivors who lived through the events. Breedlove describes MOMO: The Missouri Monster as "Rashomon meets Creature from Black Lake or The Legend of Boggy Creek".
The film stars Adam Duggan and Sara Heddleston, as well as Animal Planet's Cliff Barackman and James "Bobo" Fay with special appearances by Janet Jay and Elizabeth Saint (Ghosts of Shepherdstown).
Ahead of the national video release, a midnight premiere is scheduled at the Kentucky Theater in Lexington, Kentucky on Friday, September 6th with cast and crew in attendance. The premiere will coincide with Cryptid-Con, a cryptozoology and paranormal convention celebrating its third year and featuring a number of renowned authors, television personalities, and speakers. On Friday, September 13th, the Canton Palace Theatre in Canton, OH will play host to the Ohio Premiere of MOMO with cast and crew in attendance. Finally, on September 20th, as MOMO hits audiences nationwide, the Missouri Monster will storm the State Theater in Point Pleasant, WV as part of the kickoff for the annual Mothman Festival.
The year was 1972 and the place was a tiny, quaint, riverfront town called Louisiana, Missouri. On a warm summer evening, two local kids saw a creature in their own backyard holding a dead dog. Before you could say the word "Bigfoot", local media and police officials had pounced on the story. Overnight Louisiana became "monster central" with creature seekers and monster hunters combing the woods to look for "the thing" that the newspapers had dubbed "MOMO". One particular family was at the center of this whirlwind of activity and as the Missouri Monster sightings began to increase, so did the negative impact on the Harrisons.
In 1975, a film crew set out to tell an over-the-top, filmic version of the MOMO sightings. Due to one reason or another, this should-have-been-cult-classic was never released. Until now.
MOMO: The Missouri Monster: USA / 81 min / English
The DVD release of MOMO: The Missouri Monster (SRP $14.99) will exclusively include a 51-minute behind-the-scenes featurette."