Wait - you never heard of the Blobfest before and wonder what all the fuss is about? Then read on (also on Geekadelphia.com).
|The Blob - a 1958 version of scary. We have come a long way.|
The Blobfest celebrates the filming of a 1958 horror movie classic with Steve McQueen in his debut leading role. The outdoor scenes were shot in Phoenixville, featuring Bridge Street and Phoenixville’s Colonial Theater. A key scene had town folks run out of the movie theater into the street.
The Blobfest (July 11-13 this year) kicks off with a viewing of "The Blob" (read here for a movie review) at that very same Colonial Theater, at the end of which the audience re-enacts the run out scene by, well, running out screaming.
On the weekend, instead of a run out, you get a double-feature treat by having "The Blob" paired up with other horror classics. This year the Saturday matinee feature will be the 1961 movie "Mothra", and in the evening "The Blob" will be followed by the 1962 "King Kong vs Godzilla". On Sunday the creep-factor will be turned up a notch with "The Giant Spider". Christopher R. Mihm, the
writer and director of "The Giant Spider", will be present for an audience Q&A after the movies.
As is tradition by now, the Blobfest also features an annual amateur trailer contest. The deadline to enter in Monday, June 23, 9am.
And even if you don't get tickets (or are just really not that eager to be scared in a family-friendly way) you can still enjoy a nice day out on Saturday, July 12 at the street fair in downtown Phoenixville, admission is free. If you are interested to participate as a vendor (must fit the spirit and theme of The Blobfest - Sci-Fi, horror, and 50’s-inspired arts & crafts), click here for a vendor application form.
Once more, for tickets go to http://thecolonialtheatre.com/category/events/blobfest/