Shows for Friday April 5, 2013
Shows for Saturday April 6, 2013


(1980) In the summer of 1958, two counselors at Camp Crystal Lake are murdered by an unseen assailant after they sneak away to a cabin to have some fun. Twenty-two years later on Friday, June 13, 1980 , the camp is being re-opened by the son of the camp's previous owners, as the newly hired playful counselors are gruesomely murdered one by one by someone obviously out for vengeance. The film that started an endless series of sequels and remakes, FRIDAY THE 13TH is one of the best-remembered and highest grossing slasher films of the early 1980s, and it was directed by Sean S. Cunningham (producer of THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT) and written by Victor Miller. It stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Laurie Bartram and Kevin Bacon in one of his earliest roles. Tom Savini created the unforgettable, special gore effects. (Rated R)


(1973) Blacula lives, and only the legendary Pam Grier (COFFY, FOXY BROWN) has the power to deep-six his reign of terror. Again, William Marshall is the noble African prince turned bloodthirsty fiend in this sequel to American International Pictures 1972 smash release of BLACULA. This time, it’s voodoo versus vampire when Willis (Richard Lawson, SUGAR HILL), the son of the late high priestess, seeks revenge on the cultists who have chosen his foster sister Lisa (Grier) as their new leader. Hoping to curse Lisa, Willis unwittingly resurrects Blacula’s earthly remains – and lets loose the Prince of Darkness and his army of the undead. Also starring Michael Conrad, Don Mitchell and Nicholas Worth. Director Robert Kelljan previously helmed both COUNT YORGA VAMPIRE and THE RETURN OF COUNT YORGA. (Rated PG)


(1981) After a cruel joke goes awry, severely burning him and subjecting him to five years of intensive, unsuccessful skin graft treatments, Cropsy (Lou David) is back at camp... and ready to wreak havoc on those who scarred him! With his hedge clippers in hand, he terrorizes the camp and systematically mutilates each victim. Can a few courageous campers save themselves and destroy this demented madman before he kills them all? A fan-favorite slasher pic in the tradition of FRIDAY THE 13TH, THE BURNING features music by former “Yes” member Rick Wakeman, gory effects from Tom Savini (DAWN OF THE DEAD) and it features the motion picture debuts of future “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens (SHORT CIRCUIT) and future Oscar winner Holly Hunter. Directed by Tony Maylam. (Rated R)


(1974) Professional photographer Diana 'Sugar' Hill (Bey) has a big problem. The goons of southern crime king Morgan (Robert Quarry, COUNT YORGA VAMPIRE) snuff out her boyfriend after he refuses to sell over his Haiti-themed nightclub. Sugar is bent on revenge, visiting the reclusive Mama Maitresse (Zara Cully, TV’s “The Jeffersons”), an ancient high priestess living in the swamps. Mama Maitresse leads Sugar to Baron Samedi (Don Pedro Colley, BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES), a witch doctor who summons an assemblage of century-old buried slaves from the ground, a literal army of “zombie hitmen” to carry out her sweet revenge. SUGAR HILL is an entertaining mix of mumbo jumbo, the living dead and flashy (and at times tacky) 1970s urban action which at times plays out like a big screen adaptation of one of those outrageous early 1970s horror comics which you parents didn’t like you keeping under the pillow! Directed by Paul Maslansky. (Rated PG)


(1985) The film tells the story of how three men accompanied by a group of teenage punks deal with the accidental release of a horde of brain hungry zombies onto an unsuspecting town. This undead fun fest is known for introducing the popular concept of zombies eating brains, as opposed to just eating human flesh, like previous zombie iterations, as well as its soundtrack, which features several noted deathrock and punk rock bands of the era. A critical success which performed moderately well at the box office and later spawned four sequels, THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD has become one of the most renowned cult films of the 1980s, largely due to its offbeat mix of gory horror and over-the-top humor. Starring Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa and Linnea Quigley. Directed by Dan O'Bannon. (Rated R)


(1971) After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. Taking an avid interest in her welfare is detective Calvin Carruthers. Taking almost no interest at all, is social worker Harold Mullins who is completely under Mrs. Deere's thumb. Lots of unpleasant surprises are in store for Ellie, not the least of which is the fact that Mrs. Deere and her handyman are both brutal sadists, who run the orphanage like a concentration camp and the strong possibility that her mother's hammer-wielding killer is now stalking her. The ads for this sicky (and PG-rated) drive-in horror favorites screamed, “SHOCK after SHOCK after SHOCK as DESIRE drives a bargain with MURDER!” Never available on home video in the U.S. , we’re proud to present a spectacular 35mm print we advise you not to miss! Starring Gloria Grahame, Melody Patterson, Milton Selzer, Vic Tayback, Len Lesser and Dennis Christopher (DJANGO UNCHAINED). Directed by Philip S. Gilbert. (Rated PG)


(1985) Zombies have overrun the entire world. The remaining fragments of the U.S. government and military hide out in fortified enclaves, attempting to find both survivors and a solution to the zombie outbreak. In an underground army base, a small group of scientists search for a way to stop or reverse the re-animation process, assisted by a skeleton crew of soldiers. Dr. Logan, the lead scientist – also known as "Frankenstein" due to his wild experiments – believes that zombies can be trained to become docile, and has amassed a collection of test subjects over the objection of the obnoxious and cruel base-commander. Director George A. Romero’s follow-up to his classics NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and DAWN OF THE DEAD stars Lori Cardille, Joseph Pilato, Terry Alexander and Richard Liberty, and features special make-up effects by Tom Savini. (Not Rated)


(1972) Dr. Max Kirshner (Ray Milland) is a bigoted but brilliant surgeon, confined to a wheelchair and dying of terminal cancer. Despite this, Kirshner conducts secret experiments in his basement (where else?) laboratory and has succeeded in transplanting the head of a gorilla onto the body of another gorilla, convincing his colleague, Dr. Philip Desmond (Roger Perry) into transforming his head onto a healthy body. When a donor must be found, a call is made to death row, and Jack Moss (Rosey Grier), a beefy black man sentenced to the chair for a crime he didn't commit, volunteers in order to buy him time to prove his innocence. After the transplant is completed, Kirshner wakes up to the surprise of his life, but is able to except it, knowing his head can later be transplanted onto a more fitting body (white). The ads screamed, “They transplanted a WHITE BIGOT'S head onto a Soul Brother's Body ...Now they're in Deeeeep trouble!” in what has to be one of the most notorious drive-in movies of the 1970s! Directed by Lee Frost. (Rated PG)


Camping at Monster - Rama


This year we are offering the choice of camping at the Drive In on Friday and Saturday night.  The price is $10.00 per person / per night. The price for camping is separate from the admission price.  With this we offer breakfast and use of the restrooms all night long.  We will be offering showers this year, so bring towels and washrags, soap and shampoo.

All movies are vintage 35 mm film stock.