When we announced Camp Fangoria last week (a collaborative event from the seminal horror mag and Arena Cineloung), there were a whole lot of TBAs and TBDs when it came to the films being screened and the guests in attendance. We promised to keep you updated as details were revealed and, today, we have a full rundown of what attendees can expect!
Partnering with Hollywood’s premier destination for genre and cult cinema – ARENA CINELOUNGE – FANGORIA is throwing a first-of-its-kind almost-all-nighter summer horror screening event. CAMP FANGORIA is a ten-hours-long triple feature event on the rooftop of the historic Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood. The evening opens with a live mini-episode of the popular horror interview podcast POST MORTEM WITH MICK GARRIS, which currently resides on the FANGORIA Podcast Network. Filmmaker and writer Mick Garris along with producer Joe Russo will field questions and tell stories culled from their long careers in the horror industry.
Campers will be guided through an evening of horrors and delights by their Camp Counselors, Dr. Rebekah McKendry, Rob Galluzzo, and Elric Kane, all of the Shockwaves podcast. As the Counselors introduce horror classics The Burning, Sleepaway Camp, and Evil Dead 2, the audience will be treated to special guests, DJ sets, horror trivia, and customized greetings from horror favorites near and far. The Alone Experience will be in attendance offering a “site-specific, fully immersive and existential experience” inside the theatre, for an extra fee. Not looking for an immersive theatre experience? No problem! Visit the Gun Media tent to go head-to-head with other campers playing Friday The 13th: The Game on Nintendo Switch.
The rooftop event will also feature exclusive merch, Umami Burger stand and cash bar, photobooth, gaming tournaments, and premium giveaways from horror companies like Fright Rags, Vinegar Syndrome, Diabolik DVD, Arrow Video, Lakeshore Records, Gun Media, & more. General Admission tickets are $35 and FANGORIA VIP Packages are $50. VIP packages feature exclusive Fango merch and entry into VIP-only giveaways. Tickets can be purchased now through next Saturday, July 27th at www.arenascreen.com or on Eventbrite. This is the first official collaboration between Arena Cinelounge and FANGORIA – let the bloodbath begin!
Does Camp Fangoria sound like an event you’d like to attend? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.