The Awesome Fest & Philadelphia Film Society Present: A Very Scary Sleepover: Wes Craven's Halloween Nightmare

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Join The Awesome Fest & Philadelphia Film Society as we pay homage to the late writer & director Wes Craven during A VERY SCARY SLEEPOVER: WES CRAVEN'S HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARE.

The Awesome Fest & Philadelphia Film Society pay homage to the late writer & director Wes Craven with the ultimate tribute: A VERY SCARY SLEEPOVER: WES CRAVEN'S HALLOWEEN NIGHTMARE. The marathon will take place during the Philadelphia Film Society’s 24th annual Philadelphia Film Festival.

Beginning at 11am, the overnight fright fest will kick-off at The Prince Theater, with Craven’s infamous & shocking debut feature, THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT in 35mm!
The 19 hour tribute will also feature: THE HILLS HAVE EYES, THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, SCREAM (with actor Jamie Kennedy in attendance), followed by A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET MARATHON from the original through Craven’s NEW NIGHTMARE, with 6 of the 7 films on 35mm!

Scared you won't stay awake? Ox Coffee will be in the lobby offering complimentary coffee from the awesome Stumptown Coffee Roaster to get you through the night!

“I spent many Halloween nights, from dusk ‘til dawn, watching my favorite Wes Craven films”, said Awesome Fest’s founder Josh Goldbloom. “To be able to pay tribute to a hero of mine, and replicate that experience with the local horror community on Center City’s largest screen, is kind of a dream, or shall I say nightmare come true.”

"Wes Craven was truly a master of the horror genre, delivering film after unforgettably terrifying film as well as imagining the iconic Freddy Krueger,” Said Andrew Greenblatt, Philadelphia Film Society Executive Director. "We’re thrilled to be able to honor his career with this nightmareinducing, sleep-depriving retrospective during the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival."

ADMISSION

This special event is free with your festival badge.
$25 general admission, $20 PFS & FringeArts Members.
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

Each ticketed admission grants an admit-one pass to the entire event, from 11 AM on October 31 to 6 AM on November 1. Films will play back-to-back, continuously, with only minor intermissions between titles. Ticket holders may enter and exit at any time. Once admitted into the event, guests will receive a wristband guaranteeing re-entry.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

Due to MPAA film ratings and in accordance with theater admission standards, the event age restriction for single individuals is 18 years of age and older.

FILMS SCREENING (The vast majority of films will be screened on 35mm).

The Last House On The Left
The Hills Have Eyes
The People Under The Stairs
Scream (w/ Jamie Kennedy in attendance!)
A Nightmare On Elm Street
A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
A NIghtmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
New Nightmare

VENUE

The Prince Theater
1412 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102