Retro Horror Films Galore At The Annual Riverside Drive-In Super Monster-Rama

Halloween is two months away, but horror fans don’t have to wait for their yearly dose of guts and gore. On Sept. 7th and 8th, the Riverside Drive-In in North Vandergrift, PA hosts its annual Super Monster-Rama, two nights of classic chillers, forgotten B-grade gems, and vintage movie trailers. Anyone with an appreciation for the weird, wild, and blood-soaked should check out this year’s line-up below.

Sept. 7th

Theatre of Blood, 1973

Vincent Price stars as a Edward Lionheart, a Shakespearean actor who attempts suicide after a group of critics deny him a coveted award. Presumed dead, Lionheart survives and returns to enact revenge on those who ridiculed him and ruined his career.

Equinox, 1970

In this bizarre selection, four friends go searching for a lost scientist, only to become possessed by a giant ape-like demon after discovering a mysterious tome.

Horror House, 1969

Beach Blanket Bingo star Frankie Avalon heads this story about a group of teenagers who gather in an old mansion and are murdered one by one. The survivors must discover who among them is the killer before everyone dies.

Son of Blob, 1972

In this sequel to the classic horror sci-fi film, a frozen specimen from the original Blob is accidentally defrosted, allowing a new monster to terrorize the  populace.

Sept. 8th

Twins of Evil, 1971

In this gothic Hammer film, former Playboy Playmates Mary and Madeleine Collinson play orphaned twin girls who go to live with their uncle, a man who hunts witches and vampires.  Their relationship becomes complicated when one sister finds herself drawn to a mysterious Count who lives in a nearby castle.

Countess Dracula, 1971

Based on the legendary mass murderer Countess Elizabeth Báthory, Ingrid Pitt plays a 17th century noblewoman who bathes in the blood of virgin girls in order to retain her libido and youthful appearance.

Raw Meat, 1973

Subterranean mutants feed on passengers in a London Tube tunnel, and it’s up to Donald Pleasence (Halloween) to stop them before they claim another victim.

Psychomania, 1972

This cult film features a devil worshipping biker gang that comes back from the dead to terrorize the British countryside.

Admission is $10 per person per night, free for children 10 and under. Gates open at 7 p.m. Overnight camping is available on both nights.


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