If you’ve never been to the The Salt City Horror Festival in Syracuse, go in April. Trust me on this.

You nirds who frequent this blog are well aware that I’ve been watching horror films since the completely inappropriate age of 4, and that I’m a huge horror fan. Unfortch for me, we don’t really do things like horror film festivals here in the D. It’s like a big, gaping hole in my life. So, whenever someone else has a festival, I’ll do what I can to make you guys aware. No one should feel the emptiness I feel if it can be helped. *sheds tear*

Just such a festival is being held in Syracuse, NY in the not so far off year of 2014. The Salt City Horror Festival (so called because of Syracuse’s ties to the salt industry), will feature films shot on 35mm strips. The SCHF is the longest-running festival of its kind in upstate NY and is open to all ages. The festival, to be held April 19 at the Palace Theater boasts a most choice line-up, definitely worth the road trip if you’re not already in the area:

  • Lost Boys
  • Invisible Man (original)
  • 13 Ghosts (William Castle’s version, using Illusion-O vision viewers)
  • Pumpkinhead
  • John Carpenter’s Halloween 2
  • Candyman
  • Sleepaway Camp
  • Story of Riki-Oh
  • Ernest Scared Stupid
  • Jack Ketchum and MODERNCINE 2007 Horror Film: The Girl Next Door

I mean, how much fun is this gonna be, right? That line-up by itself is incredible, but get THIS: there will be booze*! BOOZE*! If that’s not heaven, it’s gotta be the next best thing, right? Right!

Doors will open at 11am, with the first film to begin at noon. There will be vendor booths and some nice surprises for attendees. $20 will get you all-day, in and out admission, and there is general admission as well as gold circle seating available. You can get your tickets from Resurrected Tattoo, located at 125 W Fayette St, Syracuse, NY 13202. Call them here: (315) 882-5400. Alternatively, feel free to send an email to saltcityhorrorfest@gmail.com for further ticket info. Have fun!

*But only for the kids who are 21+ w/valid ID

Requisite pertinent info:

The Palace Theater
2384 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13090
Advance ticket sale info: 315-436-4723