Why do some of us like to scared out of their wits? Why do some of us find humor in horror? If you are someone who can come up with reasonable answers to these questions, join your tribe at The Loft Cinema, this Friday the 13th at the annual All Nite Scream-O-Rama to view “12 hours of non-stop terror classics, all screened on ghastly 35mm film, and all guaranteed to curdle your blood, strip your nerves and melt your face!”
Last year as I was leaving the Loft after viewing a real grown-up film, a long line was forming for the 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. terror classics. People of all ages were excitedly queued up in their pajamas, clutching pillows, and prepared to spend the night in somewhat uncomfortable theater seats.
The Ghost or Spooky story is an important genre in storytelling tradition. Just Google scary stories and you’ll come up with lots of resources like The American Folklore website featuring classic ghost stories and supernatural tales; Ghost Stories, part of the Paranormal Network; Everything Scary (self explanatory); The Moonlit Road, Southern ghost stories and folktales; and Scary for Kids that says “Very short scary stories, urban legends and really spooky tales that are true, fiction, made-up and everywhere in between.”
If you can’t stand to miss the gore, check out the Loft’s schedule and “pay to get in . . . pray to get out!”