Film Spotlight: 12 Hours of Terror at the Capitol Theatre

Saturday night, bring your comfy PJs to the Capitol Theatre (1390 W. 65th St.) for Cleveland Cinemas' sixth-annual 12 Hours of Terror festival. The scary-movie marathon begins at 8 p.m. and will run -- as can be readily deduced -- for 12 hours, all night long.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at any Cleveland Cinemas location or online. On the slate this year:

Night of the Living Dead (1968): Considered the original zombie movie, this George Romero classic takes place at a farmhouse near a cemetery and chronicles one breathless night, while a group of strangers tries to survive an unexplained attack from the undead.  

Creepshow (1982): Another George Romero spectacle. This one is a compilation of five frightful shorts written for the screen by the master of horror prose himself: Steven King.

Pumpkinhead (1988): A revenge demon known as Pumpkinhead is summoned by a grieving father to kill the teenagers responsible for the death of his son! AHHHH!!!! Pumpkin-carving will never be the same again.

The Descent (2006): A team of female spelunkers are set upon by gruesome subterranean predators in this recent cult classic. Caves are spooky enough already, but once you see the bloody, crawling demons in these caverns, you'll be sleeping with a nightlight for months.  

Madman (1982): Nothing like the early 80s to inspire haunted serial killer tales. The madman of the film's title is resurrected and, with his new found existence, stalks the mirthful innocents at a nearby summer camp. Bring on the popcorn!  

An American Werewolf in London (1981): British horror classic alert! The Londoners of this film are mum on the existence of a bloodthirsty werewolf prowling their streets, but two American college students on tour become his latest victims.

In addition, Cleveland Cinemas has promised a surprise screening. Bre prepared to munch all night long. The Capitol's hearty snack and beverage menu will be offered all night long, and in the morning -- if years' past are any indication -- expect a luscious breakfast spread.

But if you prefer to vacate the premises after so many terrifying movies, the good news is, Detroit-Shoreway is swarming with more brunch options than zombies.

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Sam Allard

Sam Allard is the Senior Writer at Scene, in which capacity he covers politics and power and writes about movies when time permits. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the NEOMFA at Cleveland State. Prior to joining Scene, he was encamped in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on an...
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