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The Haunted => General Discussion => Topic started by: handfulofrubies82 on July 29, 2013, 06:44:04 PM



Title: Aside from haunts...
Post by: handfulofrubies82 on July 29, 2013, 06:44:04 PM
Frightseekers, I know you all enjoy Halloween in general, but, other than haunted houses, what kind of events would you like to see that this area doesn't offer? If you could just dream up any event, what would it be? I think a catered, halloween dinner event would be cool. Or a creepy/halloween themed art show/cocktail party would be fun.


Title: Re: Aside from haunts...
Post by: Roadkill on July 29, 2013, 08:24:53 PM
I like the idea of a dinner with a twisted theme for sure  ;D


Title: Re: Aside from haunts...
Post by: packbacker on July 29, 2013, 09:40:24 PM
horror film festival or film series


Title: Re: Aside from haunts...
Post by: Slappy on August 06, 2013, 08:20:49 PM
Definitely a horror film festival would be awesome.  I'd also like an interactive Halloween-themed murder mystery. And I'd also be game for a fire-side ghost story marathon. I've got several books of ghost stories and local haunt lore.


Title: Re: Aside from haunts...
Post by: nctrembley0613 on August 10, 2013, 08:32:29 PM
Halloween themed Murder Mystery would be AWESOME!!!!!  This place in NC does MM at a Mansion.  I think it would be FUN.  http://www.bellacollinaevents.com/Murder_Mystery_Dinner.html  No Halloween Theme though...


Title: Re: Aside from haunts...
Post by: Slappy on August 11, 2013, 07:43:44 AM
Wow, nice looking place. I wonder if it's owned by a business, or if someone let's them do this in their home?


Title: Re: Aside from haunts...
Post by: nctrembley0613 on August 11, 2013, 08:18:32 AM
This one is a private residence, opened up to commercial venues on select days...probably to fund them keeping it a private residence.  So, someone totally lives there & let's other rent it for weddings and things like the MM.  I bet it is huge.


Title: Re: Aside from haunts...
Post by: jhc36 on August 15, 2013, 12:08:13 PM
I like the idea for horror film festival.  I do think that the mad monster party though kinda fills that gap though.  Murder Myster with a horror twist would be sweet.


Title: Re: Aside from haunts...
Post by: packbacker on August 15, 2013, 12:32:05 PM
I should point out that there is a fantastic horror film festival in Durham, NC.  The Carolina theater puts on the Nevermore Film Festival every February as well as has twice monthly screenings most of the year of double features (Retrofantasma series).  They do an amazing job and I saw some seminal films in that fashion.  Just wish there was something closer to the triad....


Title: Re: Aside from haunts...
Post by: handfulofrubies82 on August 15, 2013, 06:24:12 PM
This is in Lenoir, NC and is a part of the Howlopalooza Halloween Festival. It's not exactly close to the triad, but this is the 2nd year of the festival and it seems to be really interesting.
https://www.facebook.com/HowlopaloozaFilmFest


Title: Re: Aside from haunts...
Post by: packbacker on August 15, 2013, 07:28:17 PM
Must be fit for public viewing.  Sigh.  ;)


Title: Re: Aside from haunts...
Post by: CoasterKerry on September 03, 2013, 09:32:49 AM
The MM dinner has always intrigued me!  It sounds like that place would take suggestions for themes.  I also would love a film festival closer to Winston.  Or maybe a small theater (Aperture!) could do a B movie night in the middle of the week.  On one of their slow nights...I would love that. 

Straight up Halloween might be a tough sell for the MM idea.  What could be fun is a convention or reunion of old horror/sci fi actors or icons.   Back for a party and somebody gotta get cut!!!

(I'm posting randomly today!!   New puppy wants to be outside, so here I sit lurking around the site!  Tis the season!)


Title: Re: Aside from haunts...
Post by: weresheep on September 09, 2013, 02:24:00 PM
I should point out that there is a fantastic horror film festival in Durham, NC.  The Carolina theater puts on the Nevermore Film Festival every February as well as has twice monthly screenings most of the year of double features (Retrofantasma series).  They do an amazing job and I saw some seminal films in that fashion.  Just wish there was something closer to the triad....

I should tell some friends about that, i know a lot of people that like to do horror themed films. Does it have a website?


Title: Re: Aside from haunts...
Post by: packbacker on September 09, 2013, 05:05:09 PM
http://www.carolinatheatre.org/films?tid=43

They have retrofantasma and some spin-offs which run generally every 2-4 weeks.  They also run a film festival called Nevermore in February which is often original, first-run stuff (with a few classics thrown in)