Independent Grindhouse

Not sure if I can make it to this, but I really want to. Horror Realm is presenting Independent Grindhouse at the Oaks Theater this Saturday night. Films include Welcome to Deer Creek and Holy Sh*t…Zombies!

The official press release:

“Horror Realm™, Pittsburgh’s modern horror convention, teams up with the Oaks Theater to present a program highlighting independent horror films on March 13, 2010 beginning at 10 PM.

The program begins with trailers for upcoming independent horror productions, followed by a screening of Welcome to Deer Creek, winner of the 2009 Horror Realm™ Feature Film Competition.  The film was written and directed by Jim Roberts, a Kent State University student from Brecksville, Ohio.  Welcome to Deer Creek tells the story of a small town’s populace turning into crazed killers during the annual corn celebration.  Bastards of Horror ( declares Welcome to Deer Creek “the independent equal of Peter Jackson’s Dead Alive”.

A question and answer session with Roberts as well as fellow filmmaker Rick “of the Dead” Fusselman of DSK Productions follows.

The final offering of the evening will be Holy Sh*t…Zombies!, a horror comedy that Fusselman concedes is “as un-PC as possible” and will “insult every demographic possible”.  The film follows two slackers as they fight off zombies and is an indirect sequel of DSK’s 2005 film, Toxic Shock Zombies. Gross Movie Reviews raves “it is unlike any zombie film you have ever seen”.

Tickets for the program can be purchased at the door the night of the event for $5.  Each paid admission will be eligible for a prize drawing for a pair of weekend passes to the Horror Realm™ convention in September 2010.  Details on the convention can be found at

While the films are unrated, due to the content, violence, blood and gore, it is recommended for adult audiences only (age 18 and up).

The Oaks Theater is a gloriously refurbished, 430-seat single screen movie house located at 310 Allegheny River Boulevard in Oakmont, PA (15139).  For questions about the venue, please call (412) 828-6311 or visit the theater’s web site at”


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