Riverside Drive In Dedicates Super Monster-Rama To Peter Cushing

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Summer has ended, but drive-ins are still open for business. Head to the Riverside Drive In on Sept. 6th and 7th for the 7th annual Super Monster-Rama, two days of retro horror and science fiction. The weekend event will celebrate the centenary of the late Peter Cushing, the gentleman of macabre.  All eight of the selected films will feature the iconic actor, who made a name for himself starring in countless genre titles. See movie schedule below:

Sept. 6th

Brides of Dracula

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Cushing stars as Van Helsing in this 1960 Hammer horror selection.  The vampire hunter returns to Transylvania to destroy handsome bloodsucker Baron Meinster, who has designs on the beautiful young schoolteacher Marianne.

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed

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In this 1969 take on the classic tale, a more heartless version of the mad scientist Dr. Frankenstein pushes a young doctor and his betrothed to kidnap his next victim. They must capture the mentally ill Dr. Brandt so that his brain may be used in Dr. Frankenstein’s experiments.

Fear in the Night

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In this British psychological horror film, a young woman recovering from a nervous breakdown moves with her husband to a boys’ school, but finds herself being terrorized by a mysterious one-armed man – and nobody believes her. Also stars a young Joan Collins.

From Beyond the Grave

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Nasty fates befall customers who try to cheat an antique dealer (Cushing) in this anthology film adapted from four short stories by R. Chetwynd-Hayes.

Sept. 7th

Madhouse

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Vincent Price joins Cushing in this film about a horror movie star who returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

At the Earth’s Core

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A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.

Asylum

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A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment, and listens to strange tales of paranoia, revenge, and the supernatural.

Shock Waves

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Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of zombie soldiers.

Gates for the Drive-In Super Monster-Rama open at 7 p.m. Films begin at dusk. Admission is $10 per person each night, children 12 and under are free with parent or adult guardian. Overnight camping is also available on both nights for an additional $10 per person, and includes breakfast and access to bathroom facilities.

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