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Black Vortex Cinema Presents BLOOD READ LIVE: THE MAN WHO LOVED HITCHCOCK to Honor Larry Cohen

Black Vortex Cinema is launching a series of readings of famous, unproduced screenplays dubbed Blood Read Live. Their inaugural event is taking place this Friday at Van Nuys Elks Lodge and will honor the late Larry Cohen and by featuring his script, The Man Who Loved Hitchcock, described as “a comedic, murder-mystery about a man who steals the private murder scene notes of Alfred Hitchcock to inspire a killing spree”.

Here’s the full scoop from today’s press release:

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Tom Holland (Child’s Play, Fright Night) [plays] Alfred Hitchcock and composer Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th 1-9, House) [plays] Psycho composer Bernard Herrmann. Rounding out the cast is Adam Green (the Hatchet franchise, Holliston), Sarah Nicklin (Nun of That, The Haunting of Alice D), Kevin Tenney (Night of the Demons, Witchboard), Chris Gore (Film Threat, Attack of the Show), Penelope Sudrow (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3), Jesse Merlin (Re-Animator The Musical, All The Creatures Were Stirring), Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6, Blood Feast), Jared Rivet (Jackals, Dead Right Horror Trivia), Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red, Tales of Halloween), Mike Gaglio (Slay Belles), and Jack Ulrich (Throwdown). The event is being produced and directed by Christian Ackerman (My Favorite Horror Movie, Bethany) and produced by Jack Ulrich.

For those unfamiliar with Cohen and his legacy:

Larry Cohen began his career 50 years ago in television, eventually breaking into the independent film scene in 1972 with Bone, starring Yaphet Kotto. A trailblazer in the blaxploitation scene, he wrote and directed Black Caesar and its follow up, Hell Up In Harlem, both starring Fred Williamson. Next, he began a career in horror thrillers, starting with It’s Alive and continuing with God Told Me To, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff, Maniac Cop, Uncle Sam, Phone Booth, Cellular, and Captivity. His massive body of work always blended a signature style of dread, social commentary, wicked humor, and a truly rebellious, independent spirit.

Blood Read Live is happening this Friday at 7 PM. You can learn more about the series and RSVP, HERE.

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