Shock and Awe

Contest: Win Tickets to Shock and Awe

The grindhouse theatre experience is something that Toronto hasn't seen for quite some time now. But on June 21st, the Fox Theatre is hosting an all-night shock and awe film extravaganza that is sure to bring back the oldskool B-movie vibe.

Expect elements of violence, gore, the bizarre, kinkiness, and perhaps mild perversion in a diverse selection of films that span plots incorporating blaxploitation bikers, burlesque troops, shark attacks, and the walking dead.

Six rarer selections are on the fun-filled marathon screening bill: THE BLACK SIX (1974), NAUGHTY NEW ORLEANS (1954), DANISH PASTRIES (1972), THE BOOGEYMAN (1980), TINTORERA (1977), and DEAD ALIVE (1992).

blogTO has a couple of pairs of tickets to this very special marathon film night, and two lucky readers will be taking their dates to the show (and feeling like zombies on Sunday, no doubt).

Continue reading for event and contest details, and for a very NSFW and not-for-the-squeemish video clip.


Scene from Dead Alive (1992)

This contest and event are open to 19+ readers only.

To win:
At 3pm today (give or take a few minutes), commenting in this post will be enabled. The 4th and 8th commenters to place a comment below will win a pair of tickets to Shock and Awe. Do not post more than one comment or you will be disqualified (we'll be watching IP addresses). Be sure to include a valid email address on the form, and to be contacted with prize claim details.

Good luck!

Event details:
Shock and Awe @ The Fox Theatre
Saturday June 21st, 11:30pm start

Tickets are available @ the Fox Theatre (2236 Queen St. East) as well at both Film Buff locations (73 Roncesvalles Ave. & 1380 Queen St. East). Buy early to avoid disappointment!

Dead Alive cover image via allposters.com.


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