Friday The 13th turns 40 this year! Fans rejoice as RetroPop Media is hosting a free Halloween Celebration and event. This festival will be a two-day affair with day one being a drive-in and day two being up for all participants. Want the deets? We know you do! So let’s get our jump scare on.
So. Cal Drive-In
If you’re living in sunny southern California, then you’re in luck, there’s a special drive-in event for you. On October 16th, you guys get a double feature of 80s horror with Chopping Mall and Puppet Master presented with Santa Ana-based art house theater The Frida Cinema. This is going to be the festival kick-off, so if you’re in the area, start it off right. Want tix? Grab ’em up while you can!
Fair warning, cost per car is $50, no matter how many people are in the car. Catch our drift? You know what to do. Go out and catch a 7:30 PM double feature. It’ll be worth the experience and costumes are highly recommended, show us your Halloween best!
Virtual Festival Day
Open to people all over the world, this is a pretty unique event. There will be tons of activities. From costume contests to Scream King & Queen, and avid collectors of horror-related collectibles, as well as the companies that provide them, including the leading manufacturer of masks and props from the worlds of Sci-Fi and Horror, will be shown off in “Trick or Treat Studios.”
Then on the movie side of things we have quite the line-up. Killer doll, Chucky, will be the topic of conversation with the Child’s Play cast reunion Q&A featuring Alex Vincent and Edan Gross. The ’80s cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space will also share the spotlight with a Q&A session that includes the writers/directors/producers of the film, The Chiodo Brothers. Lastly, the main event, a virtual panel with some of the cast from Friday The 13th. Guests include Ari Lehman, along with Adrienne King. We also get a special musical performance by Ari Lehman’s band First Jason!
I’m excited to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of ‘Friday the 13th’ with everyone around the globe and rock the virtual world with a very special performance with my band First Jason.
Are you going to take part in the festival? Live in Southern California, and going to the drive-in? Let us know your plans or maybe how you’ll be choosing to celebrate this year! We love to hear from you, just give us a shout in the comments down below or a quick tweet @thehoneypop. There’s always Facebook and Instagram too!
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