Riverside Drive-In will get down with some weird and wild horror movies during the tenth annual Super Monster-Rama. On September 9th and September 10th, the venue will present a lineup of eight films in 35mm print format, among them four Spanish horror curiosities, the original Dark Shadows feature films and other surprises.
Horror of the Zombies (1974)
Spanish writer/director Amando de Ossorio‘s work finds two swimsuit models and their rescuers run afoul of a a mysterious ship full of undead mummies. Alternatively known as The Ghost Galleon.
Night of the Howling Beast (1975)
The Spanish horror selections continue with this bizarre romp about an adventurer transformed into werewolf by two sexy vampire women while hunting a Yeti in the Himalayas. Also known as The Werewolf and the Yeti and Hall of the Mountain King.
House of Psychotic Women (1974)
A drifter becomes involved with three strange sisters in a French village being terrorized by a killer who murders blue-eyed women and gouges out their eyes. Originally titled Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll.
Curse of the Devil (1973)
A man is turned into a werewolf by the modern-day descendants of a witch executed by his ancestors.
House of Dark Shadows (1970)
The feature film based on the gothic TV soap opera Dark Shadows follows vampire Barnabas Collins as he searches for a cure to his affliction so he can marry the incarnation of his lost love.
Night of Dark Shadows (1971)
The sequel to House of Dark Shadows centers on painter Quentin Collins and his wife Tracy after they move into Collinwood Mansion and find themselves plagued by ghosts and spirits of his ancestors who used to be witches.
The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing star in this anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the UK.
The Bat People (1974)
After being bitten by a bat in a cave, a doctor undergoes an incredible transformation and goes on a killing spree.
Gates open during normal hours 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 short subjects 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. Gates open early on Friday afternoon for early arrivals and campers. Concessions will be available for lunch as early as possible. Breakfast and access to restroom and shower facilities are provided.
On September 11th and September 12th, the Riverside Drive-In will present eight classic films – most in 35mm print format – for its annual Drive-In Super Monster-Rama. Their ninth season program will include a special tribute to Vincent Price’s Edgar Allen Poe cycle and a diverse range of vampire films, including two starring the late, great Christopher Lee.
The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
A young Englishman investigates his sister’s death in a mysterious castle ruled by a murderous nobleman (Price). This is a special DCP screening.
Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Price stars as Prince Prospero, a tyrannical medieval ruler visited by a mysterious figure during a depraved ball.
The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
A man’s obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride.
The Haunted Palace (1963)
Price co-stars with fellow horror icon Lon Chaney Jr. in the story of a village held in the grip of a dead necromancer. Though the film shares a title with a Poe poem, the premise is actually based on an H.P. Lovecraft work.
Horror of Dracula (1958)
The first Hammer film depicts the classic struggle between Count Dracula (Lee) and his nemesis, Van Helsing (Peter Cushing).
Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)
Lee reprises his role as the dreaded Count, who sets his sight on making a holy man’s niece his bride.
The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)
A professor and his dim-witted apprentice fall prey to vampires in this comedy horror film from director Roman Polanski.
Son of Dracula (1974)
This bizarre British musical comedy from Ringo Starr stars Harry Nilsson as the successor to Count Dracula’s throne. The film also features appearances from Keith Moon of The Who, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, Peter Frampton and Leon Russell.
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 short subjects 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.
On September 12th and September 13th, the Riverside Drive-In will present another program of retro horror and sci-fi films for Super Monster-Rama. This time, the outdoor theater will spotlight the work of Italian horror master Mario Bava, as well as some other weird and wild releases from the 1960s and 1970s. See the film schedule and descriptions below:
Kill, Baby, Kill
A string of bizarre murders leads back to an aging Baroness and the vengeful ghost of her murdered daughter in this 1966 Gothic horror story from Mario Bava.
Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs
Vincent Price stars in this wacky selection about a mad scientist who tries to start a war between Russia and the US with an army of sexy female robots that explode when embraced.
House of Exorcism
In order to capitalize on the success of The Exorcist, Bava’s surreal thriller Lisa and the Devil was re-edited with possession scenes for American audiences. Features Telly Savalas in the role of a sinister butler.
Beyond the Door 2
A couple is terrorized in their new house when their young son is possessed by the spirit of the woman’s abusive first husband. Also known as Shock.
Taste the Blood of Dracula
Christopher Lee reprises his toothy role in the story of three thrill seekers who awaken a vengeful Dracula after drinking his blood and killing his faithful servant.
Dracula A.D. 1972
Count Dracula hunts for the descendents of Van Helsing after being resurrected in swinging 1972 London.
A sympathetic anthropologist (Joan Crawford) uses drugs and surgery to try to communicate with a primitive troglodyte found living in a cave.
The House That Screamed
Torture and sex are the norm at a French school for wayward girls, where, under the supervision of a sadistic headmistress, students begin to disappear without a trace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.