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Splatterfest XI

35MM Screening


The Italian Horror Film Festival returns to the Colonial Theatre for an all-nighter featuring five favorites resurrected from Splatterfest’s past!

The 2023 selection is filled with insanely strange, gory Italian horror cinema. Delight in the macabre madness.

Children under 17 must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket prices include the Processing Fee. This fee will be added at check out. Tickets are available with cash, check, or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office, or online. No member or guest passes are accepted for this event.


Food Tickets

The food option ticket is now closed. If you ordered a  boxed lunch, it will be available at the new concession stand at the first (20-minute) intermission, after ‘Conquest.’

Regular Tickets

Adult: $25 with $5 fee
Member: $25

Food + Film Ticket


Running Order For the Night*

The films below are listed in the evening’s running order but the timing is subject to change:

6:45 p.m – 7:00 p.m  – Introductions/ Trailers

7:00 p.m. – 8:25 p.m. – Conquest  (35mm)

20 min break: Food orders available at the new concession stand (10 min of trailers/ 10 min drive-in count down)

8:45 p.m. – 10:10 p.m. – Opera (35mm)

10 min break: Free Raffle Prizes Distributed

10:20 p.m. – 12:05 a.m.– Death Laid an Egg (DCP)

10 min break (trailers will play)

12:15 a.m. – 1:45 a.m.– Manhattan Baby (DCP)

10 min break (trailers will play)

1:55 a.m. – 3:35 a.m. -Nothing Underneath (DCP)

* Times are approximate



Lucio Fulci. Italy. 1983. 1hr 33 min. 35mm
Film courtesy of AGFA (American Genre Film Archives).

A young man, armed with a magical bow and arrows, embarks on a mystical journey through a mystical land to rid it of all evil and joins forces with an outlaw to take down an evil witch bent on claiming the magic bow for evil.


Dario Argento. Italy. 1987. 1hr 28 min. 35mm.

Film courtesy of Exhumed Films.

A hooded figure forces a young diva (Cristina Marsillach) to watch as he murders performers in a production of Verdi’s opera “Macbeth.”

Death Laid an Egg

Giulio Questi. Italy. 1968. 1hr 45 min. DCP.

Film courtesy of AGFA (American Genre Film Archives).

A total sensorial overload with an ultimate freak-out score — think giallo by way of Ken Russell! Jean-Louis Trintignant (THE CONFORMIST) is a serial killer caught in the middle of a love triangle at a high-tech breeding factory for headless poultry. A delight for Euro-cultists, Antonioni fans, sci-fi-nauts and lovers of swingin’ psychedelia.The first and only murder mystery to revolve entirely around a farm for mutant chickens, this explosive oddity has become a huge cult favorite over the past 15 years. You still won’t believe it either, as director Giulio Questi (fresh off one of the world’s weirdest spaghetti westerns, DJANGO, KILL…IF YOU LIVE, SHOOT!) spins out a gruesome satire on industrialism…while a knife-wielding maniac runs around, cast members drop dead and reappear, and jazz pioneer Bruno Madera goes nuts on the soundtrack. Abrasive, delightful and still one of a kind.

Manhattan Baby

Lucio Fulci. Italy.  1982. 1hr 31 min. DCP.

An archaeologist opens an Egyptian tomb and accidently releases an evil spirit. His young daughter becomes possessed by the freed entity and, upon their arrival back in New York, the gory murders begin.


Nothing Underneath

Carlo Vanzina. Italy.  1985. 1hr 31 min. DCP.

Restoration courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome and the American Genre Film Archive.


Bob Crane has long maintained a psychic connection to his twin sister, Jessica, who works as a fashion model in Milan. When Bob senses that his sister might be injured or killed, he travels to Italy to look for her, only to discover that she’s vanished without a trace. Enlisting the help of about-to-retire Commissioner Danesi, Bob soon finds himself embroiled in a web of mystery and terror, when a scissors wielding killer begins to strike and all clues lead back to Jessica. A highly entertaining and unexpectedly raunchy late period giallo, clearly taking a cue from the American slasher craze, Carlo Vanzina’s NOTHING UNDERNEATH amps up the mid-80s excess and stars prolific TV actor Tom Schanley (DEXTER), Danish fashion model Renée Simonsen, and Donald Pleasence (HALLOWEEN). Newly restored 4K from the original 35mm camera negative!

The Official Event Merchandise: 

Our Splatterfest XI merch will be in collaboration with Quiltface Studio. A limited number of t-shirts, lobby cards (a new item), and other items will be available at the event.

Free Raffle Prizes

A monster thanks to Blue Underground for the comics, movies, hat, and t-shirts (not pictured) that will be a part of our free raffle at Splatterfest XI. ‘Manhattan Baby,’ a Blue Underground title, is our fourth film of the night!


  • Genre Horror
  • Director Varios
  • Released Varios
  • Runtime 7hr 30min
  • Rated R
  • Studio Varios
  • CountryItaly/ United States


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