Terror In the Aisles is a film series that doesn’t want to send you heading for the hills screaming—they want you coming back for more. All in all, it’s “a lot of fun for a very small amount of money,” says Mary Wolfe of Movieside Film Festival, which produces the event.
“Terror In the Aisles was started during the summer of 2008 because we felt like there wasn’t really any kind of venue where you could get that great, fun drive-in movie kind of experience in the city,” Wolfe says. “We are all about community and we wanted to have a place where kids of all ages could get together and have fun for cheap and enjoy being scared and laughing together.”
This is the sixth Terror In The Aisles showing, and it’s still promising fantastic 35mm prints of terrifyingly wonderful horror films: “Creepshow,” “Tales From The Darkside: The Movie” and the North American premiere of “Clive Barker’s Book of Blood.” John Harrison, director of “Tales” and “Book of Blood” and composer of “Creepshow,” will make a guest appearance.
Movie-goers can expect a full plate of terror at the Portage Theater, complete with “Trailer Trash,” a pre-show with short films and old horror trailers, live burlesque in the theater lobby and original Clive Barker art available in the lobby, along with dealer tables.
A lot of work goes into putting on this event, Wolfe says, “But we love doing it! Thankfully the crowds just keep coming and appreciating the shows.” (Lindsey Kratochwill)
August 14, 7pm, Portage Theater, 4050 North Milwaukee. $12.