The second Terror Tuesdays goes down tonight at Frank’s North Star in Lawrence, Kansas. This week, we’re having to do switch things up a bit. No “Night Of The Night Ofs” tonight, because there’s a Royal ACLS playoff game at 7:00pm. Given that this is the boys in blue’s first set off playoff appearances in nearly 30 years, we’re not even going to attempt to compete.
So — midnight screening of Night of the Comet following the game tonight. Tallboys will be $2, Andy Stowers is bartending, and I’ll be there. Two out of three of those things are worth making it down to Frank’s (508 Locust St, north of the river).
Last year’s Halloween Horror Marathon kind of fell apart. Longtime readers may have noted that it stopped after nine movies, less than halfway through the month. Long story, but it involved me having a mental collapse and quitting my job.
ANYWAY. This year, we’re doing it up properly. In addition to trying to tackle some of the classics — Lucio Fulci’s Gates of Hell trilogy, Mario Bava’s Bay of Blood, Dario Argento’s Suspiria — as well as some more recent classics like The Conjuring, You’re Next, and House of the Devil.
You may also notice that awesome poster. We’ll be skipping movie reviews on Tuesdays because we’ll be showing them instead! Every Tuesday at 7:00 and 9:00pm at Frank’s North Star Tavern here in Lawrence, Kansas, we’ll be doing free screenings of classic horror flicks. We’re starting with Tom Atkins Rules! That features The Fog and Halloween III. Future installments will be announced soon. In the meantime, save your pennies for $2 tallboys.
Big thanks to Zach Trover for making the poster.
At 11:59 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time, the RSVP page for the Scion Garage Fest closes. Your chance to see scads of amazing bands for free will end, and you’ll have to listen to everyone else talk about how they got to see the Clean for free in Lawrence.
The line-up for the Saturday, October 2, festival keeps changing (Guitar Wolf was originally on the bill and the Raveonettes weren’t), but the core acts (the Oblivians, the Gories, Hunx, et al) seem to be holding steady. Somebody’s already posted a tentative list of set times and venues over at the Goner Records board, so you can start planning as to whether you’re going to see the Gories or King Khan & the Shrines.
In related news, the Spook Lights have organized an all-local show to present some bands that are getting shunted aside, like Fag Cop, Wayne Pain & the Shit Stains, Strong Smells, and themselves at the Replay Lounge that same day. So, for those of you who either don’t want to participate in the corporate-sponsored hullabaloo or simply want to get away from the crowds, there’ll be that show to hit, as well.