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A guaranteed horrific time

Fri., Oct. 3, 2008

Horror movie guru Paine brings back Month of Macabre

They might as well call him Spokane’s Rob Zombie.

Rob Paine, our local ’80s horror movie enthusiast, has resurrected his Month of Macabre, featuring campy scary movies at area bars and culminating with a costume party and zombie march at the end of the month.

Thanks to Paine’s suffering, Spokane’s undead have plenty of chances to get into the haunted Halloween spirit. Here’s a detailed schedule of the festivities:

The 7th Annual Month of Macabre

Featuring awesome ’80s horror movies

Sundays at The Baby Bar, 827 W. First Ave.

Drink special: Bloody Mary with creepy accoutrements

In the tradition of quirky filmmaking bartender Aaron Fink’s “Silly Sundays,” expect some very ridiculous and funny horror films.

Oct. 5 at 10 p.m.: “The Initiation” (1984)/“The Gingerdead Man” (2005)

Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.: “Vamp” (1986)/“Night of the Living Dorks” (2004)

Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.: “The Burning” (1981)/“Ice Cream Man” (1995)

Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.: “From a Whisper to a Scream” (1987)/“The Fog” (1980)

Mondays at The Shop, 924 S. Perry St.

All ages movies rated PG-13 or under

Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.: “The Monster Squad” (1987)/“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1992)

Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.: “Cat’s Eye” (1985)/“The Willies” (1991)

Oct. 20 at 8 p.m.: “Elvira, Mistress of the Dark” (1988)/“The Grudge” (2004)

Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.: “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” (1988)/“Monster House” (2006)

Tuesdays at Prago, 201 W. Riverside Ave.

Drink special: Werewolf Island

Oct. 7 at 10 p.m.: “Child’s Play” (1988)/“Cemetary Man” (1994)

Oct. 14 at 8 p.m.: “Videodrome” (1983)/“Evilspeak” (1981)

Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.: “Chopping Mall” (1986)/“Teeth” (2007)

Oct. 28 at 8 p.m.: “The Hunger” (1983)/“Fido” (2006)

Wednesdays at Neato Burrito, 827 W. First Ave.

Drink special: $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon pints, $1 Olympia pints, $1 Cheese Zombies (8 p.m. to 2 a.m.)

Features a movie and macabre DJ set plus video clips and horror movie trailers. First movie shows around 8 p.m. with Dick Wolf’s DJ set around 10 p.m.; Second movie starts at midnight.

Oct. 1 : 7  Presents: Vampire Night, featuring “The Lost Boys” (1987)/“Friday the 13th Part 4” (1984)

Oct. 8: Sleepaway Camp 2 (1988)/“Slumber Party Massacre 2” (1987)

Oct. 15: “Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night 2” (1987)/“Night of the Creeps” (1986)

Oct. 22: “A Nightmare on Elmstreet 3: Dream Warrior” (1987)/“976-EVIL” (1988)

Oct. 29: “Breeders” (1986)/ “Trick or Treat” (1986)

Thursdays at Empyrean Coffee House, 154 S. Madison St.

All-ages movies, rated PG 13 and under, starting at 7 p.m.

An ’80s movie followed by a classic ’60s movie

Oct. 9: “The Gate” (1987)/“Black Sunday” (1960)

Oct. 16: “Troll 2” (1990)/“Viy – Spirit of Evil” (1967)

Oct. 23: “Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)/“Night of the Living Dead” (1968)

Oct. 30: “The Midnight Hour” (1985)/“Incubus” (1965)

Special Events

Oct. 25: Crawl of the Dead (zombie march/pub crawl)

In the tradition of Boozeday, all participating bars TBA, but expect all of the Month of Macabre locations plus many more. Pre-register at The Baby Bar/Neato Burrito to guarantee your t-shirt upon completion of the crawl ($10).

Oct. 31: Halloween Party at The Baby Bar/Neato Burrito

Costume party and contest with prizes, live bands and DJs featuring local favorites and a few sinister surprises. Details TBA.


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