On April 24th and April 25th, the Riverside Drive-In will present eight classic films for its annual April Ghouls Drive-In Super Monster-Rama. Their ninth spring program will highlight Italian horror (including works from Lucio Fulci), zombie fare, and timeless masterpieces. See schedule and details below:
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
In 1974, director Tobe Hooper redefined the boundaries of horror with his seminal slasher film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Shot and set during a scorching summer in rural Texas, the classic work follows five young people who become victims of the chainsaw-wielding Leatherface and his backwoods clan.
The Evil Dead
Five young people travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unwittingly unleash an evil presence related to a mysterious book. The 1981 independent horror film launched the careers of director Sam Raimi and actor Bruce Campbell.
Night of the Demons
A Halloween party in an abandoned funeral home turns deadly for a group of teens in this 1988 cult favorite.
Ravenous demons kill and possess humans trapped in a West Berlin movie theater in Italian director Lamberto Bava‘s 1985 film.
Dawn of the Dead
The 1978 sequel to Night of the Living Dead follows a group of people who take shelter in a mall in order to survive a zombie apocalypse. Director George Romero shot the film in Pittsburgh’s own Monroeville Mall.
A doctor searches for the cause and cure of an undead epidemic in Italian director Lucio Fulci‘s beloved 1979 work. The unofficial sequel to Dawn of the Dead goes by many titles, including Zombie 2: The Dead are Among Us, Zombie Flesh Eaters, and Woodoo.
The House By the Cemetery
A family moves into a New England home, unaware of the hell that awaits them in the basement. The 1981 film was the third installment of Lucio Fulci‘s unofficial Gates of Hell trilogy.
A government pesticide transforms pot farmers into zombie-like creatures in this 1980 film from director Charles McCrann. Also known as Bloodeaters.
Gates open at 7 p.m. with films starting at dusk. Each evening will also include an array of vintage monster and exploitation movie trailers, cartoons, and concession stand classics in between features. Admission is $10 per person each night, free for children 12 and under with parent or adult guardian. Overnight camping is available on both nights for an additional $10 per person. Breakfast and access to restroom and shower facilities are provided.