Double Feature: The Blob and 13 Ghosts
Tickets: $6 - $10 .
Sat., July 11, 2009
“A destitute family inherits a huge old house from an uncle they thought had been dead for years. It turns out the uncle was an eccentric scientist who collected ghosts, and they will be sharing said house with said ghosts. ““The catch is that the ghosts can only be seen by wearing a special pair of glasses. Appropriately, the movie comes with a special “ghost viewer,” which [director] William Castle explainded is intended to weed out the believers from the nonbelievers. Look throught the red if you want to believe, an through the blue if you don’t. What this film lacks in special effects, it makes up for in atmosphere. The cinematography is beautiful, the music is eerie, and even when the acting falls a little bit short, the creativity of watching half the movie on a blue screen full of hologram ghosts makes this a horror classic.” 1960, William Castle, US, 85 min, NR. (The Scarecrow Video Movie Guide)
The Colonial will be providing Ghost Viewers! Doors will open at 7:30PM.
“Whatever its flaws as a film, a none-too-scary monster chief among them, The Blob is a uniquely compelling monster movie. The decision to shoot in Technicolor, largely on real locations in Pennsylvania, invests it with a high-’50s feel money couldn’t buy. The remarkable seriousness the actors, particularly method disciple McQueen, bring to the material makes the film difficult to dismiss as mere camp. So does a finale that unites the entire town, teens and grown-ups alike, in an all-metaphors-aside fight against an alien threat, a moment that seems to confirm historian Bruce Eder’s description of The Blob as “like watching some kind of collective home movie of who we were and who we thought we were.” Or maybe it’s simply the best film ever to pit hot-rodding teens against a mass of silicone. It delivers the goods any way you look at it.” 1958, Shorty Yeaworth, US, 82 min, NR. (Keith Phipps, The Onion A.V. Club)
UPDATE: Advance online tickets will be available thru Thu, Jul 9 at 5PM. After that, tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis at the box office. And, remember, we take cash only at the BO.