Flyboy, Leatherface, Ash, possessed teenagers, and hordes of the living dead will grace the silver screen at Vandergrift, Pennsylvania's Riverside Drive-In this weekend. One of our favorite events of the year, the April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama features back-to-back evenings of horror movie marathons, with this year's event featuring screenings of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Evil Dead, Night of the Demons, the DCP of George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead, and more.

Held every year in April (as an extension of September's Drive-In Super Monster-Rama), the April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama shows eight horror movies (usually all from the ’70s and ’80s) over two nights on a huge drive-in screen in Vandergrift, PA's Riverside Drive-In Theatre (mere miles away from the Monroeville Mall, where Romero filmed Dawn of the Dead).

Special guest Paul Musser, the "Plaid Shirt Zombie" whose head was used in the original promotional posters for Dawn of the Dead, will be in attendance on Saturday night to sign autographs.

Tickets are only $10.00 per adult, with children 12 and under admitted for free with an adult guardian. Beginning at dusk and stretching into the late hours of the night, here's the lineup for Friday, April 24th:

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Evil Dead
  • Night of the Demons
  • Demons

The lineup for Saturday, April 25th includes the following:

  • George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead
  • Zombie
  • The House by the Cemetery
  • Toxic Zombies (aka Blood Eaters)

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.