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Horror Bowl 1981

35MM Screening

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An alternative to the big game where three horror films rule the day! In keeping with Horror Bowl’s thematic tradition (as established by John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy) this year’s mini-marathon honors three horrors from the year 1981.  Our halftime spectacular includes a collection of film trailers, commercials, and even some Kelly Green.

The Players

My Bloody Valentine

(George Mihalka, United States,  1981, 1h 30m, R, DCP)
A decades-old folk tale about a deranged murderer killing Valentine’s Day celebrants turns out to be true when a group defies the killer’s order and people start turning up dead.

The Prowler

(Joseph Zito, United States, 1983, 1h 29m, R, Blu-ray)
An unknown killer clad in World War II U.S. Army fatigues stalks a small California town, bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by targeting a group of college kids holding a  graduation dance.

The Burning

(Tony Maylam, United States, 1981, 1h 31m, R, 35mm)
A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement. This film print is courtesy of Exhumed Films and will feature the complete raft scene. 


1:00 Doors Open

1:30 Introduction

1:40 My Bloody Valentine  (DCP)

3:10 Ten-Minute Intermission/ Raffle Prizes Awarded

3:20 The Prowler (Blu-ray)

4:50 Halftime Show: 1981 Tribute (35 Minutes)

5:20 The Burning (35mm)

7:00 Game Over, Man.

*Times are approximate



General Admission: $30.00
General Admission with Dixie Picnic Boxed Lunch: $45.00
Member Admission: $15.00
Member Admission with Dixie Picnic Boxed Lunch: $30.00
Senior and Student Admission: $20.00
Senior and Student Admission with Dixie Picnic Boxed Lunch: $30.00

*Ticket prices listed above include the $5.00 processing fee.


A monster thanks to Fright-Rags for supplying us with 4 NEW My Bloody Valentine winter hats. These hats will be a part of our FREE raffle that will take place during the event.

Blue Underground, rights holder to our second feature, ‘The Prowler’, has graciously supplied us with an assortment of Blu-rays and T-shirts (some featuring ‘The Prowler’) for our free raffle. Make sure to get your raffle ticket in the 1903 Theater’s lobby before the first feature.


Our special event posters for the screening are by Quiltface Studios. These event screen-printed posters will be on sale before and after the show in the lobby. Price: $20.00. Size 24″ X 9″.

There will be two versions of the My Bloody Valentine special event poster.

“Heartbreak” Variant $40.00 edition. 

Regular Version on Pink Paper.

This year The Colonial will be launching a Horror Bowl merch line.. A limited number of t-shirts (Small to 3XL) and stickers will be available at the event. The Horror Bowl logo is designed by collisioncoursecollage. T-shirt Price: $20.00.  sticker (3″ x 3″) Price: $2.00.


  • Genre Hororr
  • Director Various
  • Released 1981
  • Runtime 6 hours
  • Rated R
  • Studio Various
  • CountryUnited States



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