So, this is going to be probably one of the most self serving and selfish posts of all time, but yeah fuck it, this kinda rules also, so strap in.
Since you fine readers who have been following this old blog here will know – Drunk in a Graveyard was started by a couple of horror geeks with a love for genre films and getting wine drunk. It’s been a great desire of ours to share this love of our favourite media with the public at large, hence the creation of this blog, but morever, it has been a great want of ours to help put on film showings.
When we were young and stupid we tried to do backyard film screenings involving a projector, a king size bedsheet and homemade popcorn. Being able to do that same thing on a larger level always seemed just out of reach for us until last year. A chance meeting with a friendly dude named Dusan had him offering to take us on to the Kamloops Film Festival to help bring some horror and fresh faces to their DarkFest series at the Kamloops Film Festival. In October of 2018 we started out by screening Panos Cosmatos’s heavy metal head trip MANDY with a great response. We sold almost 200 tickets and helped set a record breaking attendance number for the Fall Films Series, and got an audience of horror fans psyched about the showing. We worked with the community (including amazing donations from Barnacle Records, Lucky’s Kamloops, Lemonade Stand Smoke Shop, and the wonderful staff of Kamloops DAVIDsTEA) to create prizes, giveaways, hype, and did television and radio appearances talking about all things spooky. We were also written about in the local paper.
In 2019, just last week we helped to screen Ali Abbasi’s gorgeous dark fantasy film BORDER. Again we were on the TV and the radio, and the local paper wrote about us again. We even made a video about it this time:
And now, because there truly is no rest for the wicked, we will be bringing to the Kamloops Film Fest some new blood to this year’s DARKFEST 2019.
We will be screening Lars Von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built” on March 8th @ 9pm at the Paramount Theatre in Kamloops followed by a screening of Luca Gudaganino’s “Suspiria” on March 9th which will feature a special performance by the Caravan of Curiosities Sideshow and Burlesque performing to the music of Suspiria by both Goblin and Thom Yorke. Tristan Risk (who avid horror fans may remember as Beatress from the Soska Sister’s “American Mary” and “T is for Torture Porn” segment in the ABCs of Death 2 as well as her roles in Astron-6’s The Editor and as burlesque staple in Big John Bates and The Voodoo Dolls) and Burns the Dragon will be performing, and as well we will be screening Tristan’s debut short film Parlour Tricks.
We have endeavoured to create a special event that is worth getting off the couch and leaving Netflix and your comfy slippers behind. Do not sleep on these events and be sure to pickup your tickets at Kamloops Film Fest or in person at Moviemart Kamloops at 367 St. Paul St.
Tickets are $10 for seniors
$11 for adults
$5 for students with valid ID
and for $15 you can snag a Darkfest pass and see both flicks.
We have partnered with some community partners to make a giveaway that’s very special so be sure to arrive early for prizes. House That Jack Built screens at 9pm and Suspiria screens at 930PM. You can find the Facebook events for Suspiria and House That Jack Built by clicking the links. If you’re local – let us know you’re coming!
Don’t be late.
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