A NIGHT OF UNBRIDLED CINEMATIC MADNESS!

Posted by Joe on August 21, 2016

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 8th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 15 - NOON OCTOBER 16

A NIGHT OF UNBRIDLED CINEMATIC MADNESS! A HEART-STOPPING PLUNGE INTO YOUR NIGHTMARES! It's.....SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK - The 8th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon!

Back from the dead and ready for another terror-filled rotation of the planet, SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK presents a cavalcade of punk zombies, undead bloodsuckers, and malevolent maniacs, all in the luxury of the newly renovated Drexel Theater! Columbus's longtime terror tradition, this year's celebration of cinematic excess features a powerhouse lineup of films and special attractions, including:

  • A rare screening of Carl Theodor Dreyer's dreamlike classic VAMPYR, with LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT by the stellar Sue Harshe. You might remember Sue from her memorable live score to THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI at the 2011 SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK. We're very excited to welcome her back to the Nightmarathon for what promises to be a singular cinematic experience.
  • The OHIO PREMIERE of the affectionate 80's horror/fantasy throwback BEYOND THE GATES, with the film's producer and co-writer Stephen Scarlata IN PERSON to discuss the film with the Nightmarathoid faithful! Produced by Barbara Carmpton, it's the story of two brothers whose quest to find their missing father leads them to a VCR board game with access to another world. Featuring cast members from RE-ANIMATOR: THE MUSICAL, it's been called "fun and spooky" by Dread Central.
  • The MIDWEST PREMIERE of the absolutely deranged Mexican shocker WE ARE THE FLESH, the debut feature from director Emiliano Rocha Minter. A nightmare descent into depravity, it's been tearing up the festival circuit this year. Fangoria calls it "the real deal" and "a singular vision unlike anything else you may experience," and 2-time Academy Award-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has given it his seal of approval. Definitely not for the squeamish!
  • The OHIO PREMIERE of the wild, splatterific, STDs gone bonkers THE NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE. FrightFest UK calls it "Outrageous, offensive, bloody to the BRAINDEAD max, and hilariously entertaining." We can't wait to experience it with this audience!
  • A rare 35mm screening of Dan O'Bannon's zombie splatter comedy classic THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD!
  • A tribute to the late David Bowie with a screening of his iconic, erotic vampire chiller THE HUNGER! Also starring the luminous Catherine Deneuve and the sensual Susan Sarandon, it's the tale of upscale New York bloodsuckers fighting off the passage of time and the encroaching dawn.
  • The NEW DCP RESTORATION of the late Andrzej (POSSESSION) Zulawski's THE DEVIL! Immediately banned upon release in Poland, it led to Zulawski's exile to France. The Cinefamily has called it "a blood-splattered rampage through a war-charred 1790s Poland that turns the historical epic inside out, and dances on its carcass."
  • An ultra-rare 35mm screening of the spectacularly bonkers Shaw Brothers kung fu, black magic, day-glo blood splattered epic THE BOXER'S OMEN!
  • A tribute to the late Wes Craven with his underrated horror thriller THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS!
  • A rare 35mm screening of David Cronenberg's disturbing classic THE BROOD!
  • Horror Marathon hero Vincent Price in Roger Corman's classic THE TOMB OF LIGEIA!
  • The one, the only, the legend Tom Atkins (and his mustache) in the cult classic HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH!

PLUS! Coffinloads of 35mm trailers and shorts! The 8th Annual Costume Contest (with $100 First Prize!) The 8th Annual Scream Contest! And more surprises!

Tickets for SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK are ON SALE at the Drexel Theatre (2254 E. Main St./cash or charge), Laughing Ogre Comics (4258 N. High St./cash only) or via PayPal at this website. Advance tix are $40, with a bump to $45 the day of show (if there are any left.) Seating is limited, so reserve your spot now for this landmark journey into fright!

SHOCK-O-RAMA on August 20th!

Posted by Joe

Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up!
On August 20th we’re cracking open the Necronomicon and taking over the Drexel Theater for a ONE NIGHT ONLY extravaganza of ancient Sumerian chants, demonic friends, and wall to wall splatter! That’s right Mister Fancypants: the 2nd Annual SHOCK-O-RAMA is being possessed by THE EVIL DEAD TRILOGY! Sam Raimi’s classic debut THE EVIL DEAD in 35mm! The landmark sequel EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN in 35mm! And the mother of all finales, ARMY OF DARKNESS!

PLUS! We’ll once again be featuring the EXCLUSIVE ANNOUNCEMENT of the lineup for this fall’s SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the 8th Annual 24-Hour Horror Marathon (October 15-16 at the Drexel) in one traumatic trailer reel! AND! Coffinloads of 35mm trailers, shorts, and other surprises!

The gruesome fun begins at 10pm August 20th! Tickets for this explosion of terror are a dirt cheap $15, and are on sale now at movietickets.com and at the beautiful, newly renovated Drexel Theater (2254 E. Main St.) You also have the option to buy tickets through the Drexel’s online ticketing system.

Join us, join us, JOIN US for an amazing night of terror to kick of Horror Marathon season!

IT'S COMING IN OCTOBER...

Posted by Joe

More info coming soon!

IT'S OVER FOR THIS YEAR!

Posted by Joe

On October 18th at approximately 1pm EDT, SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK struck its final, brutal power chord and retired from hunting the demons of the cinematic mind for another year. Thanks to everyone, both behind the scenes and in the audience, who helped make this year another rousing success. And fear not! SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK will return for more horrific fun next year!

THE APOCALYPSE OF FRIGHT IS UPON US!

Posted by Joe on October 16, 2015

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 7th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 17 - NOON OCTOBER 18

Are you ready for more horror than you can handle? SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK is almost here, and here's the schedule for this year's marathon:

Tickets for SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK are on sale at the Drexel Theatre (2254. E. Main St./cash or charge), Laughing Ogre Comics (4258 N. High St./cash only) or via PayPal at this website. Advance tix are $40, with a bump to $45 the day of show (if there are any left.) See you there...if you dare!

THE APOCALYPSE OF FRIGHT IS COMING

Posted by Joe on August 31, 2015

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 7th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 17 - NOON OCTOBER 18

It's here! The apocalypse of fright that is SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the 7th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon (Noon October 17-Noon October 18 at the Drexel Theater)! And after much waiting, here's the almost complete lineup for this year's Marathon:

  • The COLUMBUS PREMIERE of DEATHGASM, the highly anticipated, relentlessly gory, heavy metal horror comedy from New Zealand!
  • The OHIO PREMIERE of GERMAN ANGST, a trangressive triptych of Deutschland horrors from Michal Kosakowski, Andreas Marschall, and the infamous Jorg (NEKROMANTIK) Buttgereit!
  • George A. Romero's seminal zombies in a shopping mall gore classic DAWN OF THE DEAD!
  • In preparation for the series' return to Showtime, a rare screening of David Lynch's surreal modern horror nightmare TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME!
  • USC's '70s student short film compendium SHOCK VALUE: THE MOVIE!
  • A rare 35mm screening of Michael Mann's nazi zombie opus THE KEEP!
  • A rare 35mm screening of the late '50s rodent rampage schlocker THE KILLER SHREWS!
  • A tribute to Christopher Lee with his personal favorite THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (aka THE DEVIL'S BRIDE)!
  • A rare 35mm screening of Lucio Fulci's strange and gory THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY!
  • The NEW 2K RESTORATION DCP of Udo Kier in Polish master Walerian Borowczyk's erotic, nightmarish THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MISS OSBOURNE!
  • Tom Atkins and his mustache do battle with alien slugs in NIGHT OF THE CREEPS!
  • A return screening of IT FOLLOWS, 2015's most critically acclaimed horror film!
  • ...and we're currently pursuing one additional premiere to finish out the lineup.

Tickets for SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK are on sale at the Drexel Theatre (2254. E. Main St./cash or charge), Laughing Ogre Comics (4258 N. High St./cash only) or via PayPal at this website. Advance tix are $40, with a bump to $45 the day of show (if there are any left.) Reserve your place now for what promises to be one HELL of a good time!

SHOCK-O-RAMA AUGUST 29TH!

Posted by Jen on August 15, 2015

A TRIPLE BILL OF TERROR!

It's an explosion of terror to end the Summer and usher in the Halloween season! Join us in a mammoth dusk 'til dawn kickoff to this fall's 7th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon (October 17-18 at the Drexel Theater)! As part of this diabolical undertaking, you'll lay witness to:

  • The EXCLUSIVE unveiling of the film lineup for this year's SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK!
  • A cavalcade of 35mm Horror Trailer and Shorts!
  • Three, count 'em, THREE horrific features, all in GLORIOUS 35mm! They include
    -A 30th Anniversary screening of George A. Romero's cult classic DAY OF THE DEAD, featuring Lori Cardille leading a ragtag bunch of humanists against Joe Pilato's military thugs in an subterranean lair besieged by the undead, Tom Savini's landmark stomach-churning gore FX work, and Howard Sherman giving the greatest zombie performance in cinematic history!
    -David Cronenberg's debut feature THEY CAME FROM WITHIN! A posh Montreal apartment complex is invaded by mutant parasites that unleash the carnal desires of the inhabitants in an orgy of lust and bloodshed. One Candian critic called it "crammed with blood, violence and depraved sex" and "the most repulsive movie I've ever seen." Which makes it perfect for our Nightmarathon faithful!
    -John Carradine in the schlock-tastic erotica of VAMPIRE HOOKERS! Because John Carradine and sexy vampires are always a nice chaser for a night of unbridled terror.
Tickets for SHOCK-O-RAMA are $10, and will only be available at the door the night of the show. Ticket buyers for this show will also have the chance to purchase an EXCLUSIVE ADVANCE DISCOUNT TICKET for this October's SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK! Yes, purchase a ticket to this titanic triple bill, and you can buy your SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK ticket for just $37 (regular advance tickets will go one sale the following week for $40.) Be among the first to reserve your spot for our annual fright apocalypse!

Join us for the fun! Join us for the terror! Join us for SHOCK-O-RAMA, the beginning of our annual plunge into cinematic madness!!! And keep your eyes peeled for more info on the 7th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK on this website!!!

IS 7 YOUR UNLUCKY NUMBER?

Posted by Jen on June 10, 2015

OCTOBER BECKONS FROM AFAR!

Yes, it's the 7TH ANNUAL SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the annual extravaganza of fear, the celebration of cinematic excess...THE MARATHON!!!

In case you missed the announcement at this past March's SF32, we've confirmed screenings of USC's acclaimed SHOCK VALUE: THE MOVIE, featuring rare students films by John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon, and an ultra-rare 35mm screening of Michael Mann's Nazi zombie opus THE KEEP! More news to come this summer!

IT'S OVER FOR THIS YEAR!

Posted by Jen on October 21, 2014

At approximately 1:30 pm EST on October 19th, SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK twirled into its final dance into the sunrise, a chainsaw in hand, the chainsaw's manitou in its hand, a delicate dance of death to celebrate the passing of yet another Horror Marathon.

But fear not! For SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK will return next October with even more awful goodness for all of you demented Nightmarathoids! And in the meantime, keep watching the skies for more news on The 32nd Annual Ohio 24-Hour Science Fiction Marathon, coming March 14-15 2015 to the Drexel!

HELL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER...

Posted by Jen on October 17, 2014

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 666th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 18 - NOON OCTOBER 19

Murder, mayhem, mischief, and massacres... Are you ready for the 666th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK Marathon? Since we're sure you're dying to know the schedule, here's what we have in store for you:

Remember, tickets for SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK are $40 in advance or $45 at the door, and they can be purchased at
-The Drexel Theater (2254 E. Main St.) / -Laughing Ogre Comics (4258 N. High St.)
-The PayPal link on our site.

666TH ANNUAL SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK 2014!

Posted by Jen on August 28, 2014

BACK FROM THE DEAD! A HEART-STOPPING PLUNGE INTO CINEMATIC TERROR! IT’S…

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 666th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 18 - NOON OCTOBER 19

A cavalcade of cinematic terrors awaits you at this fall's 666th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon (October 18-19 at the Drexel.) We're wildly excited about the lineup this year, and we're sure you're just dying to find out what we have in store for you. The macabre masterpieces for this year include:

  • The OHIO PREMIERE of the festival hit HOUSEBOUND, an eerie, comedic, haunted house film from New Zealand that Peter Jackson calls "Bloody Brilliant"
  • The OHIO PREMIERE of Helene Catte and Bruno Forzani's psychedelic, psychotropic, mind-bending Italian horror tribute THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY'S TEARS
  • The OHIO PREMIERE of Mike Olenick's haunting horror short RED LUCK. Mike will be on hand to introduce the film and to conduct a Q+A.
  • An incredibly rare, once in a lifetime 35mm screening of Zoltan Spencer's long lost satanic cult/erotic film THE SATANIST
  • A new 4K DCP restoration of Tobe Hooper's immortal THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE!
  • Lamberto Bava's "I went to the movies and all I got was possessed" classic gorefest DEMONS (in 35mm!)
  • Dario Argento's sleek, modernist, gory, haunting slasher classic TENEBRE!
  • A brand spankin' new 2K DCP restoration of Werner Herzog's lush, atmospheric remake of NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE featuring the luminous Isabelle Adjani and Klaus Kinski as everyone's favorite fang-toothed vampire!
  • Another Horror Marathon first with a 2K DCP screening of James Whale's creepy and humorous, "why are those pants running down the street" Universal classic THE INVISIBLE MAN!
  • Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward and the gorgeous Britt Ekland in the critically acclaimed Final Cut of Robin Hardy's stone cold Brit cult classic THE WICKER MAN (in paganistic 2K DCP)!
  • Kubrick! King! Nicholson! Duvall! Redrum! Penderecki! Carlos! Faked moon landings? Revisit the Overlook Hotel once again in THE SHINING (in 2K DCP)!
  • A rare 35mm screening of the absolutely bizarro gem THE MANITOU with an all-star cast of Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Stella Stevens, and Burgess Meredith.
  • And last, but certainly not least, is Barbara Crampton in Adam Wingard's superior home invasion shocker YOU'RE NEXT (in 2K DCP)! This one had great buzz coming out of the 2011 festival circuit, and it is a tremendous exercise in suspense and raw, bone-chilling terror.

Tickets for SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK are $40 in advance $45 at the door (if there are any left). They can be purchased at
-The Drexel Theater (2254 E. Main St.)
-Laughing Ogre Comics (4258 N. High St.)
-The PayPal link on our site.

PLUS! TRAILERS! SHORTS! CONTESTS WITH CASH PRIZES! AND MORE!!!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Posted by Jen on August 18, 2014

Guess what? You can finally buy your tickets to that special spot in Hell that we like to call SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the 666th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon!

FAT GUYS AT THE MOVIES MARATHON CHAT!

Posted by Jen on April 25, 2014

Kevin Carr and Joe Neff chat about all things Marathon, as well as three of the films coming in October: LISTEN TO IT HERE!

666TH ANNUAL SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK 2014!

Posted by Jen on March 20, 2014

BACK FROM THE DEAD! A HEART-STOPPING PLUNGE INTO CINEMATIC TERROR! IT’S…

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 666th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 18 - NOON OCTOBER 19

As we announced at this weekend's fantabulous 31st Annual Ohio Science Fiction Marathon, we've booked the first six titles for this fall's 666th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon (October 18-19 at the Drexel.) We're already wildly excited, so just imagine what we'll try to cook up between now and then. The titles so far are:

This year’s film lineup includes:

  • A brand spankin' new 2K DCP restoration of Werner Herzog's lush, atmospheric remake of NOSFERATU THE VAMPYRE featuring the luminous Isabelle Adjani and Klaus Kinski as everyone's favorite fang-toothed vampire.
  • Another Horror Marathon first with a 2K DCP screening of James Whale's creepy and humorous, "why are those pants running down the street" Universal classic THE INVISIBLE MAN!
  • Christopher Lee, Edward Woodward and the gorgeous Britt Ekland in the critically acclaimed Final Cut of Robin Hardy's stone cold Brit cult classic THE WICKER MAN (in paganistic 2K DCP)!
  • Kubrick! King! Nicholson! Duvall! Redrum! Penderecki! Carlos! Faked moon landings? Revisit the Overlook Hotel once again in THE SHINING (in 2K DCP)!
  • A rare 35mm screening of the absolutely bizarro gem THE MANITOU with an all-star cast of Tony Curtis, Susan Strasberg, Stella Stevens, and Burgess Meredith.
  • And last, but certainly not least, is Barbara Crampton in Adam Wingard's superior home invasion shocker YOU'RE NEXT (in 2K DCP)! This one had great buzz coming out of the 2011 festival circuit, and it is a tremendous exercise in suspense and raw, bone-chilling terror.

More info and films on their way in the next few months. Keep yer eyes on this site for all the latest!

IT'S OVER FOR THIS YEAR!

Posted by Joe on October 30, 2013

The cinelycanthropic monster that is SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK was beaten to death by Claude Rains's silver handled wolf beating stick. Or maybe it just finally fell asleep for a long deserved nap. Either way, it now lays dormant for another year. But be warned: the Wolfsbane will bloom again, and the full moon will return!

FAT GUYS AT THE MOVIES 2013 INTERVIEW!

Posted by Joe on October 10, 2013

It's back - with more gore than before! Listen to Head Fat Guy (and longtime friend of the Marathon) Kevin Carr grill Joe about this year's Horror Marathon! Check it out HERE!

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK 2013!

Posted by Joe on September 20, 2013

BACK FROM THE DEAD! A HEART-STOPPING PLUNGE INTO CINEMATIC TERROR! IT’S…

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 5th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
AT THE DREXEL THEATER (2254 E. MAIN ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO)
NOON, OCTOBER 26 - NOON OCTOBER 27

Once again, the annual terror tradition, the place where your nightmares come true, the celebration of cinematic excess is back for another fright-filled rotation of the planet. And for the first time since 1994, the 24-Hour Horror and Science Fiction Marathons are back under the same roof! There's no more room in Hell, so the dead will walk the Drexel!

As part of this year’s fearful festivities, we’re thrilled to announce the resurrection of the Drexel's 35mm projector, as we expand our viewing palate to include the phantasmagoric delights of both film and digital offerings!

And what a splatterific slate of offerings we have! This year’s film lineup features:

  • Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Claude Rains in a 2K DCP screening of the 1941 Universal Studios classic THE WOLF MAN!
  • A rare 35mm screening of Dario Argento’s shattering masterpiece of atmospheric horror SUSPIRIA!
  • Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Jason Miller and (of course) Linda Blair in a 40th Anniversary 2K DCP screening of William Friedkin’s boundary smashing modern classic THE EXORCIST!
  • The haunting, dreamlike cult classic PHANTASM (in 35mm)!
  • The ultimate Aztec lizard monster attacks New York experience with a 35mm screening of Larry Cohen’s Q: THE WINGED SERPENT!
  • The bizarre feline frenzy of NIGHT OF A 1000 CATS (in 35mm)!
  • Tony Todd as the titular man of your nightmares in a 35mm screening of Clive Barker’s CANDYMAN!
  • Roddy McDowell and William Ragsdale hunting suave bloodsucker Chris Sarandon in a 2K DCP screening of the modern vampire classic FRIGHT NIGHT!
  • Heavy metal and Satanism run amok in the 1986 campfest TRICK OR TREAT (in 35mm)!
  • Rob Zombie’s stunning, psychedelic horror freakout THE LORDS OF SALEM (in 2K DCP)!
  • The Joss Whedon-penned, ultimate spam in a cabin horror/satire THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (in 2K DCP)!

In addition to this splatterific slate of films, one or two premieres may be added or substituted into the lineup.

Plus!

  • The 5th Annual Costume Contest, with $100 first prize and the highly collectible giant check!
  • The 5th Annual Scream Contest!
  • Coffinloads of prizes!
  • Trailers, trailers and more trailers and shorts from the Nightmarathon archives!
  • Official Shock Certificate to all who survive! Suitable for framing…or hanging!
  • And more surprises!

Tickets for the 5th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK are $37 in advance or $40 at the door and can be purchased at:

Drexel Theatre
2254 E. Main St., Columbus, Ohio
(Hours may vary. Consult the theatre's website for hours.)

Laughing Ogre Comics
4258 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio
highstreet@laughingogrecomics.com
Mon. and Tues. 11:00-7:00
Wed. through Sat. 10:00-8:00
Sunday 12:00-6:00

Tickets may also be purchased online via PayPal (a $2.00 per ticket service fee is included). Check the TICKETS page for more info.

For all the latest Nightmarathon-related news, visit the Official SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK website. And get your sleep now, for come October there’ll be no rest for the wicked!

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK RETURNS OCT 26-27!

Posted by Joe on September 18, 2013

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK
the 5th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon, rises from the dead once again to haunt your nightmares!

This year's round the clock plunge into terror will emanate from the Drexel Theatre (2254 E. Main St., Columbus, Ohio) from Noon Saturday October 26th until Noon Sunday October 27th.

Tickets are now on sale (click the tickets link on the left for more info) and the film lineup will be announced in the coming days.

IT'S OVER FOR THIS YEAR!

Posted by Joe on October 23, 2012

Once again, SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK gave you madness, mayhem, and motorcycles. And once again, it's being banished to the other side for another year. But be warned! The raging Marathoid monster will return again to wreak more havoc! Until next year...

FAT GUYS AT THE MOVIES 2012 INTERVIEW!

Posted by Joe on September 26, 2012

Back from the dead once again, it's more podcast talk than you shake a severed limb at! Listen to Head Fat Guy (and longtime friend of the Marathon) Kevin Carr grill Joe about this year's Horror Marathon! Check it out HERE!

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK 2012!

Posted by Joe on August 16, 2012

It’s alive! Back from the dead once again to take you on a terrifying plunge into your deepest cinematic nightmares! Stock up on silver bullets and say your prayers, because it’s time for

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK


The 4th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon!

Noon October 20 - Noon October 21, 2012 at the Grandview Theatre
(1247 Grandview Ave., Columbus, Ohio)

Spend an entire rotation of the planet with longtime Nightmarathon masterminds Bruce Bartoo and Joe Neff, as they ring in Shock-tober with a twisted cavalcade of fright film classics, rediscovered gems, cult obscurities and area premieres from the cutting edge of the genre.

This celebration of cinematic excess will also include:

  • John Landis's modern classic of lycanthropic terror, AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
  • An ultra-rare 35MM screening of the oft-requested WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS
  • Glam rock meets gothic horror in Brian De Palma's cult classic PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
  • Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani in a BRAND NEW UNCUT 35MM print of Polish madman Andrzej Zulawski's gonzo, bonkers, totally insane, ultimate divorce/horror nightmare POSSESSION
  • Atribute to the late Ken Russell with a rare screening of his still controversial, shattering masterpiece THE DEVILS
  • James Woods and Debbie Harry in David Cronenberg’s sexually transgressive, gory and disturbing fever dream VIDEODROME
  • A tribute to the late Ray Bradbury with the haunting film adaptation of SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
  • Vincent Price’s quest for Biblical revenge in the Art Deco-drenched cult classic THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (also in tribute to the late Robert Fuest)
  • Ben Wheatley’s nerve-shredding, senses-destroying 2011 hit man horror shocker KILL LIST
  • A 20th anniversary screening of the undisputed king of all gore and splatter films, Peter Jackson’s DEAD ALIVE
  • A celebration of Bela Lugosi’s 130th birthday (October 20th) with an ultra-rare 35mm screening of WHITE ZOMBIE

We’re also pursuing one or two other premieres or classics to add or substitute into the lineup. Keep yer eyes peeled for the latest information through this site and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Plus!

  • The 4th Annual Costume Contest, with $100 first prize and the return of the giant check!
  • The 4th Annual Scream Contest!
  • Coffinloads of prizes!
  • Trailers, trailers and more trailers and shorts from the Nightmarathon archives!
  • Official Shock Certificate to all who survive! Suitable for framing…or hanging!
  • And more surprises!

Tickets for the 4th Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK are $35 in advance or $40 at the door (cash or charge only) and can be purchased, starting Monday August 20th at:

Grandview Theatre
1247 Grandview Avenue, Columbus, Ohio
614-358-2886 or info@grandviewtheatre.net
(Hours may vary. Consult the theatre's website for information.)

Laughing Ogre Comics
4258 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio
highstreet@laughingogrecomics.com
Mon. and Tues. 11:00-7:00
Wed. through Sat. 10:00-8:00
Sunday 12:00-6:00

Tickets may also be purchased online via PayPal (a $2.00 per ticket service fee is included). Check the TICKETS page for more info. And those wishing to purchase by mail order can do so via money order payable to the Grandview Theatre (please add $1 per order service fee), sent to:

Horror Marathon
Grandview Theatre
PO Box 12129
Columbus OH 43212

For all the latest Nightmarathon-related news, visit the Official SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK website. And get your sleep now, for come October there’ll be no rest for the wicked!

FIRST FOUR 2012 FILMS CONFIRMED!

Posted by Joe on May 20, 2012

As announced at the Sci Fi Marathon, the first four films for the 2012 Horror Marathon have been confirmed! This October, your nightmares will come true, as you witness:

More information coming soon! Keep watching this site and on the forum for all the latest news. And stay scared!

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK returns Oct. 20-21!

Posted by Joe on May 11, 2012

Back from the dead and ready to claim new victims, it's SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK: The 4th Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon! Join us for all of the grisly fun from Noon Saturday October 20th until Noon Sunday October 21st at the Grandview Theatre (1247 Grandview Avenue.) Information on films and other attractions will be forthcoming, some in the next few weeks. And remember, when there's no more room in Hell, the dead will walk the Grandview Theatre.

IT'S OVER FOR THIS YEAR!

Posted by Joe on October 17, 2011

Once again, SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK ran rampant through our collective cinematic consciousness. And once again, it's being banished back to the grave for another year. But be warned! The raging Marathoid monster will return again to wreak more havoc! Until next year...

INFAMOUS FOREIGN SHOCKER & INDIE CHILLER TO PREMIERE AT 3RD ANNUAL MARATHON!

Posted by Joe on October 8, 2011

INFAMOUS FOREIGN SHOCKER A SERBIAN FILM & INDIE CHILLER MIDNIGHT SON TO PREMIERE AT 3RD ANNUAL OHIO 24-HOUR HORROR MARATHON!

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the 3rd Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon (October 15-16 at the Grandview Theatre) is proud to announce the addition of two area premieres to its already stacked lineup of terror classics and rediscoveries!

First up is the OHIO THEATRICAL PREMIERE of Srdan Spasojevic's internationally infamous shocker A SERBIAN FILM, the most controversial, gut-churning, uncompromising, no holds barred film of the decade! And we're proud to present it UNCUT and UNRATED! This gross out epic is the tender story of a former adult film star who is lured back into the game for one last shoot (SPOILER: things don't go well.) Grab your barf bags and gird your loins,'cause this one is a rough ride indeed, a taboo shattering nightmare that also serves as a pointed political commentary on the war torn soul of Serbia.

Also screening will be the MIDWEST PREMIERE of acclaimed indie chiller MIDNIGHT SON, which has been making its way through the festival circuit throughout this year. The story of a young man cursed by disease to avoid the sunlight and drink human blood, MIDNIGHT SON has been compared to George Romero's Martin and was acclaimed by Bloody Disgusting's Brad Miska as "an impeccable, daring and undoubtedly remarkable debut." Check out the trailer and more at www.midnightsonmovie.com.

FAT GUYS AT THE MOVIES 2011 INTERVIEW!

Posted by Joe on October 6, 2011

You loved it last year, so check it out again! Listen to Head Fat Guy (and longtime friend of the Marathon) Kevin Carr grill Joe about this year's Horror Marathon! Check it out HERE!

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK 2011!

Posted by Joe on September 02, 2011

Sleepwalkers! Cenobites! Psychopathic hitchhikers! These are but a few of the calamitous cavalcade of characters who will invade the Grandview Theatre this Shock-tober. Yes, it's time once again for Columbus's terror tradition:

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK

The 3rd Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon!

Join longtime Nightmarathon masterminds Bruce Bartoo and Joe Neff for a round the clock plunge into cinematic madness from Noon October 15 - Noon October 16 at the Grandview Theatre (1247 Grandview Ave., Columbus, Ohio), an entire day's worth of fright film classics, rediscovered gems, cult obscurities and area premieres from the cutting edge of the genre.

A major highlight of this year's festival will be a rare, archival 35mm screening of Robert Wiene's silent masterpiece of German Expressionist horror, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI. We're proud to welcome Sue Harshe (of Columbus rock stalwarts Scrawl) back to the Nightmarathon stage for a LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT to the film. SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK veterans will remember Sue from her stunning short film performance at the 2009 edition of the event, so the chance to see her stretch out her talents to feature length should be a treat.
But that's not all! This celebration of cinematic excess will also include:

  • A celebration of Vincent Price's 100th Birthday, featuring a 50th Anniversary screening of the classic 1961 Roger Corman version of THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM!
  • Boris Karloff meets his mate in the Universal classic THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN!
  • A super-rare screening of quite possibly the only 35mm English language print of the bizarro Japanese cult curio GOKE: BODYSNATCHER FROM HELL!
  • Udo Kier's tour de force performance as the not-so-good doctor in Paul Morrissey's gory and transgressively erotic FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN (a.k.a. ANDY WARHOL'S FRANKENSTEIN)!
  • Lucio Fulci's surreal "hey, who left the gates of Hell open?" masterpiece THE BEYOND!
  • A ridiculously rare 35mm screening of Rutger Hauer and C. Thomas Howell in THE HITCHER, Eric Red's 1986 cult classic road thriller!
  • S+M Cenobites in Clive Barker's directorial debut, HELLRAISER!
  • Ti West's modern classic of terror THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, featuring cult icons Mary Woronov and Tom Noonan!
  • Nathan Fillion, Michael Rooker and Elizabeth Banks in the oft-requested, oft-promised, splatterifically sickosluggerificsiliness that is SLITHER!
We're also pursuing one or two other premieres to add or substitute into the lineup. Possible screenings include:

PLUS!

  • The 3rd Annual Costume Contest, with $100 first prize and the return of the GIANT check!
  • The 3rd Annual Scream Contest!
  • Coffinloads of prizes!
  • Trailers, trailers and more trailers and shorts from the Nightmarathon archives!
  • Official Shock Certificate to all who survive! Suitable for framing...or hanging!
  • And more surprises!

For all the latest Nightmarathon-related news, visit this website or check out the Film Forum section. And get your sleep now, for come October there'll be no rest for the wicked!

FIRST FOUR 2011 FILMS CONFIRMED!

Posted by Joe on May 22, 2011

As announced at the Sci Fi Marathon, the first four films for the 2011 Horror Marathon have been confirmed! Yes Marathoids, we're proud to announce the following upcoming films:

  • A restored, archival 35MM print of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with LIVE MUSIC
  • An ultra-rare 35MM print of the bizarre 1968 Japanese cult classic Goke: Bodysnatcher From Hell
  • Udo Kier as the good doctor in Paul Morrissey's gory and erotic Flesh for Frankenstein (a.k.a. Andy Warhol's Frankenstein)...potentially in 3-D
  • Ti West's modern terror classic The House of the Devil!
More information coming soon! Keep watching this site and on the forum for all the latest news. And stay scared!

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK RETURNS OCT. 15-16!

Posted by Joe on May 13, 2011


Cast your spells, sharpen your wooden stakes and pray for dawn, for SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK, the 3rd Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon is set to rise from the grave and torment your nightmares! Emanating once again from the Grandview Theatre, the Marathon will begin its long death march at Noon Saturday October 15th, ending the whole bloody affair around Noon Sunday October 16th.

More information on fearsome features, ghoulish guests and other unholy delights is forthcoming. Keep your eyes peeled on this site and on the forum for all the latest news. And stay scared!

IT'S OVER!

Posted by Joe on November 3, 2010

Yes, like Christopher Lee at the conclusion of a Hammer film, Shock Around the Clock has once again been staked in the heart and returned to the underworld for another year. But be afraid! Be very afraid! For the Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon will return again next October, bigger and bloodier than ever. In the meantime, keep your eyeballs peeled for updates and news on this site or on the Forum. Until then, stay scared!

Fat Guys At The Movies Interview!

Posted by Joe on October 6, 2010

Listen to Head Fat Guy (and longtime friend of the Marathon) Kevin Carr grill Joe about this year's Horror Marathon! Check it out HERE!

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK 2010!

Posted by Joe on September 11, 2010

TWICE THE TERROR! TWICE THE CHILLS! TWICE THE SHOCK! IT'S...

SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK

The 2nd Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
at the Grandview Theatre (1247 Grandview Ave., Columbus, Ohio)
from noon October 23 - noon October 24, 2010.

Following last year's smash success resurrection of the Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon, Bruce Bartoo and Joe Neff once again team up with the demented geniuses at The Grandview Theatre to unleash another round-the-clock extravaganza of cinematic excess and celluloid chills. This year's Marathon will feature four major anniversary celebrations, including:

  • A celebration for the 100th anniversary of Frankenstein on film, featuring the 1910 Edison Frankenstein short and James Whale's iconic 1931 Frankenstein, with Boris Karloff and Colin Clive
  • A 50th Anniversary screening of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
  • A 50th Anniversary screening of William Castle's 13 Ghosts, in stunning, mind-warping ILLUSION-O! Free Official Shock Around the Clock Ghost Viewer to all who attend!
  • A gala 20th Anniversary celebration of legendary Marathon short Night of the Living Bread, with its esteemed director and leader of the Secret Bread Empire Kevin S. O'Brien IN PERSON, direct from Australia
In addition to these landmarks, the Nightmarathon lineup will also feature:
  • A rare 35mm screening of the 1932 Island of Lost Souls (which has never been released on legitimate domestic DVD), with Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi
  • A rare 35mm screening of David Cronenberg's sexual parasite tour de force They Came from Within
  • Nobuhiko Obayashi's absolutely gonzo, bloody, surreal, comedic, totally bonkers 1977 Japanese haunted house cult epic Hausu (a.k.a. House)
  • A rare 35mm screening of Dario Argento's Inferno the second film in his psychedelically horrific Three Mothers Trilogy
  • Brian DePalma's sleek, erotic, twisted, slasheriffic and Hitchcockian Dressed to Kill
  • A tribute to the late, great Dennis Hopper with Tobe Hooper's goofy, gory Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
  • John Carpenter's atmospheric, Lovecraftian Prince of Darkness
  • Pascal Laugier's brutal and disturbing French shocker Martyrs
  • Michael Rooker, Nathan Fillion and Elizabeth Banks in the slugerific Slither
One or two premieres may be added or substituted into the splatterific slate of films. Possible premieres include:

PLUS!

  • The 2nd Annual Costume Contest, with $100 first prize and the return of the GIANT check!
  • The 2nd Annual Scream Contest!
  • Coffinloads of prizes!
  • Trailers, trailers and more trailers and shorts from the Nightmarathon archives!
  • Official Shock Certificate to all who survive! Suitable for framing...or hanging!
  • And more surprises!

Tickets are $33 in advance or $40 at the door and can be purchased at:

Grandview Theatre
1247 Grandview Avenue
Columbus, Ohio
(Hours may vary. Consult the theatre's website for hours.)
Laughing Ogre Comics
4258 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio
highstreet@laughingogrecomics.com
Mon. and Tues. 11:00-7:00
Wed. through Sat. 10:00-8:00
Sunday 12:00-6:00
Tickets may also be purchased by mail order with check or money order payable to the Grandview Theatre (please add $1 per order service fee) to:

Horror Marathon
Grandview Theatre
PO Box 12129
Columbus OH 43212

For all the latest Nightmarathon-related news, visit this website or check out the Film Forum section. And get your sleep now, for come October there'll be no rest for the wicked!

HORROR HISTORY IN THE MAKING!

Posted by Joe on September 1, 2009

First, they brought you fifteen years of the greatest round the clock fright film festivals of our time!

Then, they put their two heads together for a five year run of all-night cinematic insanity!

Now, Bruce Bartoo and Joe Neff return to their roots and bring back the dead with...


SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK

The 1st Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon
at the re-animated Grandview Theatre (1247 Grandview Ave.)
from noon October 17 - noon October 18, 2009.


IN PERSON!
STUART GORDON - LEGENDARY DIRECTOR OF HORROR CLASSICS LIKE RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND, AND MANY OTHERS!


Yes, we're pleased to welcome back esteemed director and survivor of the 1992 24-Hour Horror Marathon Stuart Gordon as our guest of honor. As part of our celebration of Stuart's work, we'll be screening his acclaimed Showtime Masters of Horror episode The Black Cat (starring Re-animator's Jeffrey Combs as Edgar Allan Poe) and a 35mm print of his classic Lovecraftian splatterfest From Beyond. We've also offered Stuart the opportunity to select a film of his choice for inclusion in the lineup, so after an audience Q+A session, he'll introduce a screening of Gaspar Noe's 2002 revenge shocker Irreversible.

As part of this headlong plunge into terror, we'll also be offering a cornucopia of creepy cinematic delights, including:

In addition to this splatterific slate of films, one or two premieres may be added or substituted into the lineup. Possible premieres include:
  • George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead, the latest chapter in his zombie canon
  • Adrian Brody in Dario Argento's Giallo
  • The genetic virus comedy Pontypool
  • More killer viruses in Carriers
  • The Belgian shocker Left Bank
  • Ti West's harrowing 70's throwback The House of the Devil

PLUS!

  • A celebration of the 200th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe!
  • The 1st Annual Costume Contest, with $100 first prize and the return of the GIANT check!
  • The 1st Annual Scream Contest
  • The triumphant Nightmarathon return of Kevin S. O'Brien's Bread Trilogy (Night of the Living Bread, Loaf, Another Bread Film) in GLORIOUS 16MM BLACK AND WHITE! Plus Sandwich in MIND BOGGLING 35MM COLOR!
  • Coffinloads of prizes!
  • Trailers, trailers and more trailers and shorts from the Nightmarathon archives!
  • Blood-scrawled certificate to all who survive!
  • And more surprises!

For all the latest updates, maniacal musings and spirited discussion, visit the Film Forum section. Until then, tell a friend, tell a fiend and wake the dead because the 24-Hour Horror Marathon is back!