Shock Around the Clock
Grandview Theatre, 1247 Grandview Ave
Columbus, Ohio


Sleepwalkers! Cenobites! Psychopathic hitchhikers! These are but a few of the calamitous cavalcade of characters who will invade the Grandview Theatre this Shock-tober. Yes, it’s time once again for Columbus’s terror tradition: SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK!

The 3rd Annual Ohio 24-Hour Horror Marathon!




Join longtime Nightmarathon masterminds Bruce Bartoo and Joe Neff for a round the clock plunge into cinematic madness from Noon, October 15 to Noon, October 16 at the Grandview Theatre. An entire day’s worth of fright film classics, rediscovered gems, cult obscurities and area premieres from the cutting edge of the genre.

A major highlight of this year’s festival will be a rare, archival 35mm screening of Robert Wiene’s silent masterpiece of German Expressionist horror, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI. Sue Harshe (of Columbus rock stalwarts Scrawl) will return to the Nightmarathon stage for a LIVE musical accompaniment to the film.

But that’s not all! This celebration of cinematic excess will also include:

*A celebration of Vincent Price’s 100th Birthday, featuring a 50th Anniversary screening of the classic 1961 Roger Corman version of THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM!

*Boris Karloff meets his mate in the Universal classic THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN!

*A super-rare screening of quite possibly the only 35mm English language print of the bizarro Japanese cult curio GOKE: BODYSNATCHER FROM HELL!

*Udo Kier’s tour de force performance as the not-so-good doctor in Paul Morrissey’s gory and transgressively erotic FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN (a.k.a. ANDY WARHOL’S FRANKENSTEIN)!

*Lucio Fulci’s surreal “hey, who left the gates of Hell open?” masterpiece THE BEYOND!

*A ridiculously rare 35mm screening of Rutger Hauer and C. Thomas Howell in THE HITCHER, Eric Red’s 1986 cult classic road thriller!

*S+M Cenobites in Clive Barker’s directorial debut, HELLRAISER!

*Ti West’s modern classic of terror THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, featuring cult icons Mary Woronov and Tom Noonan!

* Nathan Filion, Michael Rooker and Elizabeth Banks in the oft-requested, oft-promised, splatterifically sicko sluggerific siliness that is SLITHER!

3rd Annual Costume & Scream Contests, prizes, trailers and shorts from the Nightmarathon archives, official Shock Certificate to all who survive (Suitable for framing…or hanging), and more surprises!

Tickets for the 3rd Annual SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

For tickets aand all the latest Nightmarathon-related news, visit the Official SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK website at And get your sleep now, for come October there’ll be no rest for the wicked!








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