HorrorSociety.com has been exclusively provided with two sets of tickets so two pairs so our fantastic readers can attend a screening of the 35mm restored version of cult film Spider Baby at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on October 31st!
So, you may ask yourself, “Ok, how can I win tickets?” Well, it’s going to be through a good ol’ caption contest! The original production photo, featuring director Jack Hill and cast member Lon Chaney Jr., will be the image to caption. Submit a caption of what YOU think they could be saying. Make it funny. Make it sick. Make it sarcastic. Make it scary. Just make it good! The two best submissions will receive a ticket to the screening and one for their guest.
The contest will run from now until Tuesday, October 28th so that the event staff for the event have proper time to reserve your seats.
**Remember: The screening will take part in New York, New York. So please be within driving distance because travel will not be included.
Submissions can be made on this very article, on our Facebook page, on our Twitter page, or you can send your submissions to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spider Baby was filmed in 1964, but sat unreleased until 1968. The film, directed by Jack Hill, was pioneering in its time for its use of horror-comedy and has since become a cult classic. Starring The Wolf Man’s Lon Chaney Jr., House on Haunted Hill’s Carol Ohmart, Oscar Nominee Quinn K. Redeker, House of 1000 Corpses’ Sid Haig, Beverly Washburn, and Jill Banner, Spider Baby has since become a stage play.
“In a dilapidated rural mansion, the last generation of the degenerate, inbred Merrye family lives with the inherited curse of a disease that causes them to mentally regress from the age of 10 or so on as they physically develop. The family chauffeur looks out for them and covers up their indiscretions. Trouble comes when greedy distant relatives and their lawyer arrive to dispossess the family of its home.”
This Spider Baby restoration is screening through The Academy of Picture Arts and Sciences and New York’s Orphan Film Symposium under “The Real Indies: A Close Look at Orphan Films” showcase. The aim of the showcase is to re-introduce old films to the public that they may have forgotten, often ones that were important and pioneering in their time. The Spider Baby screening will start at 7:30PM on Halloween. For more information, please visit: Oscars.org.