For some, summer's approach brings fond memories of nights spent at the drive-in, chewing popcorn, hanging out with friends and dates, and watching thrillers, horror flicks and the talking candy bar ads that played in-between them on the big screen. While the golden age of the drive-in is in the rearview mirror, Scream Factory is throwing their own tribute to the drive-in days and you can experience it from your couch.
To celebrate the beginning of their Summer of Fear, Scream Factory is kicking off their Summer of Fear Drive-In by playing a live stream screening of John Carpenter's classic 1976 film, Assault on Precinct 13, tonight at 7pm PT/10pm EST on www.summeroffear.com and on their YouTube channel. Fans of the film should be pleased to hear that a new, exclusive interview with Carpenter about Assault on Precinct 13 will be played during the webcast, and aficionados of the old outdoor big screen can enjoy Scream Factory's nods to the drive-in that include coming attraction previews and old-school concession stand ads. If you can't watch tonight's live stream, don't worry: Scream Factory has two more upcoming Summer of Fear Drive-In movies just around the bend (Night of the Demons on Friday, June 13th and Witchboard on Friday, June 20th):
Press Release - "Delivering terrifying perils and action suspense, Scream Factory’s SUMMER OF FEAR DRIVE-IN presents a special movie live stream screening of John Carpenter’s classic siege thriller ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, featuring an exclusive interview with legendary filmmaker John Carpenter, on Friday, June 6, 2014 (7 pm PT/ 10 pm ET) on www.summeroffear.com and Scream Factory’s official YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/ScreamFactoryTV).
Written and directed by John Carpenter, ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 combines the elements of a classic western and a modern thriller to create a riveting cult classic. Isolated and cut off from the city inside a soon-to-be-closed L.A. police station, a group of police officers and convicts must join forces to defend themselves against the gang called Street Thunder, who have taken a blood oath to kill someone trapped inside the precinct. The film stars Austin Stoker (Battle for the Planet of the Apes), Darwin Joston (Eraserhead) and Laurie Zimmer (American Rasberry).
Presented by Scream Factory, the SUMMER OF FEAR DRIVE-IN takes place over three consecutive Fridays this month (June 6, 13 and 20). Viewers will be treated to a special live online screening of select films at www.summeroffear.com and Scream Factory’s official YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/ScreamFactoryTV). Scream Factory’s SUMMER OF FEAR DRIVE-IN experience recreates the retro drive-in theater feel (i.e. coming attractions, vintage refreshment ads and so forth) and the webcast will include never-before-seen interstitials from talent/filmmaker associated with the films, covering a variety of topics pertaining to the film. Upcoming SUMMER OF FEAR DRIVE-IN movies: NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (Friday, June 13) and WITCHBOARD (Friday, June 20).
Viewers will be able to interact with Scream Factory and fans during the broadcast. On the www.summeroffear.com site, the audience can socialize using #summeroffear on Twitter. On YouTube, they can post their comment on the player page."