Camp Out At April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama

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Need something to shake off that cabin fever? Ring in the spring season with two nights of classic horror films at Riverside Drive In.

On April 5th and 6th, the historic theater will follow up last year’s Drive-In Super Monster-Rama with April Ghouls Drive-In Monster-Rama, a weekend of exploitation, slasher, and zombie movies shown under the stars.

April 5th

Friday the 13th, 1980

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A killer picks off teens at Camp Crystal Lake in this signature slasher film. Stars Betsy Palmer and a then unknown Kevin Bacon.

The Burning, 1981

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Before they were famous, Jason Alexander, Holly Hunter, and Fisher Stevens starred in this story of a groundskeeper who takes revenge on the camp counselors who severely burned him years before. Features special effects by Pittsburgh’s own Tom Savini.

Day of the Dead, 1985

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In a world overrun with zombies, a small group of scientists and military personnel reside in an underground bunker in the third film from George Romero‘s Dead series.

The Return of the Living Dead, 1985

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In this punk rock zombie horror comedy, a military gas is released into the air, causing the dead to become reanimated and search out their favorite food: brains.

April, 6th

Scream, Blacula, Scream, 1973

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In this sequel to the blaxploitation hit, Blacula (William Marshall) is stirred by African voodoo, and is forced to kill again.

Sugar Hill, 1974

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A vengeful Sugar Hill (Marki Bey) raises up a zombie army to take on the mafia in this action horror film.

Blood and Lace, 1971

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After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death, teenager Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by the sadistic Mrs. Deere and her handyman.

The Thing with Two Heads, 1972

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In this campy buddy comedy, a death row inmate goes on the run after scientists attach a white racist’s head to his body.

Gates open at 7 p.m. All films are shown in 35mm print format. Screenings also include vintage trailers, shorts, and intermission reels. Admission is $10 per night, free for kids 12 and under. Overnight camping is available on both nights.

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