The 2019 Salem Horror Fest kicks off this weekend with celebrity meet and greets, film screenings, and talks in downtown Salem. This year’s theme is “Invasion,” and much of the programming, screenings, and discussions have this at its center.
The events listed here are just the beginning! Click here to view a full schedule.
Salem Waterfront Hotel – 225 Derby St, Salem
Friday, October 4 @ 7:30 pm – Body / Snatch – Salem Horror Fest Official Party
Kickoff the opening weekend of Salem Horror Fest with a killer neon dance party hosted by Brooklyn-based hip hop goth collective Monsters on the Horizon. Photo opps with Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead), Amelia Kincade (Night of the Demons), Rachel True (The Craft) and Mark Patton (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge). Cash bar and hors d’oeuvres.
CinemaSalem – 1 E India Square Mall, Salem
- Attack the Block (2011)
- The Blob (1988)
- The Thing (1986)
- Under the Skin (2013)
- The Faculty of Horror – Live Podcast
- Ed Wood – 25th Anniversary
- Critters Columbus Day Marathon
- Funny Games (2007)
- The Strangers (2008)
Peabody Essex Museum – 161 Essex St, Salem
Saturday, October 12 @ 2:00 pm and Sunday, October 13 @ 3:00 pm Dante’s Inferno – Live Score by Maurizio Guarini (GOBLIN)
Based on Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy, Dante’s Inferno was Italy’s first feature film and remains one of the earliest and most iconic depictions of Hell on screen. From its sumptuous mise en scène combined with revolutionary special effects creating imagery that remains shocking by today’s standards, director Giuseppe de Liguoro’s realization of Alighieri’s Hell on screen continues to define fire and brimstone in the public’s imagination to this day.
Maurizio Guarini, founding member of the synth-horror group GOBLIN (Suspiria, Zombi 2) will be performing the score live in his Salem Horror Fest debut.
Salem Visitor Center – 2 New Liberty St, Salem
- Frankenstein (1931)
- Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
- Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown
- Re-Animator (1985)
- From Beyond (1986)
- Island of Lost Souls (1932)
- The Invisible Man (1933)
- War of the Worlds (1953)
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