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Nights of Fright: A Festival of Black Horror

People's Light & The Colonial Theatre Present


Black horror is experiencing a cultural renaissance, and what better time to celebrate the genre than this Halloween season? Join us for a weekend of chills and thrills accompanying the People’s Light production of Bonez! Spirited celebrations, ponderous podcasts, and terrifying movies abound.

Spooky Hour

Where: People’s Light
When: 10/13 at 6:00 PM

Join us before the Bonez performance on Friday the 13th. Concessions will be open early, with snacks and drinks available for purchase. Costumes are welcome.

Click HERE to purchase tickets for the 7 pm performance


Black Women Are Scary: Live Podcast Recording

Where: People’s Light
When: 10/14 at 2:00 PM

On Saturday, join Philadelphia’s Wi-Moto Nyoka, acclaimed horror and sci-writer in the live recording of her podcast Black Women Are Scary. This radio-dramatic podcast celebrates and produces short horror stories by BIPOC authors.

Click HERE to purchase tickets


Showcase of Philadelphia Black Horror Filmmakers

Where: Colonial Theatre
When: 10/15 at 5:00 PM

Come see a selection of Philly’s own exciting filmmakers in this showcase of short horror films! More information to follow.


Final Destination Celebration

Where: Colonial Theatre
When: 10/15 at 6:00 PM

Join us for our final celebration at the Colonial Theatre. Come enjoy delicious potions and sinful treats with us at Phoenixville’s very own iconic landmark to horror cinema. Beware The Blob!

Candyman (1992) Screening

Where: Colonial Theatre
When: 10/15 at 7:30 PM

To close out our spooky weekend, come see the all-time Horror classic Candyman (1992). Based on Clive Barker’s short story “The Forbidden”, the film follows a Chicago graduate student completing a thesis on urban legends and folklore, which leads her to the legend of the Candyman, the ghost of an African-American artist and the son of a slave who was murdered in the late 19th century for his relationship with the daughter of a wealthy white man.

Purchase tickets to ‘Candyman’ HERE.

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