Watching a horror movie can be a bit like riding a rollercoaster -- however predictable, the twists and turns still make you scream.

Thrill-seekers can sate their appetite for scary during a ghoulish eight-hour horror movie marathon at The Royale. “I think people like to escape and they liked to be frightened, and then know that it’s just a movie,” says theater proprietor Andrea Beesley-Brown. “They like to be thrilled and have the adrenaline of seeing something, but knowing that they’re safe and sound in a theater.”

The film selection won’t be revealed until the festival begins, but Beesley-Brown hinted that the lineup would include four bloodcurdling classics. Between screenings, there will be relay races and giveaways to help the audience ward off sleep.

Sat., Oct. 22, midnight, 2011
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