Blobfest is one of those great local events that seems to get bigger and better every year. Celebrating Phoenixville’s role in the 1958 campy sci-fi classic starring Steve McQueen and Aneta Corset, the film has the two teenagers trying to protect their town from a gelatinous alien monstrosity consuming everything in its path. Not satisfied with simply screening the film and staging their annual “Friday Night – The Run Out” recreating one of the most iconic scenes from the film, the community has rallied around this weird festival turning it into easily one of my favorite local events in the area.
Coupled with the “The Run Out”, there is a great street fair on Saturday which feels more like a mini Sci-Fi/Horror con that has almost every local business either dressing up their store front or doing some kind of Blob themed promotion throughout the day. Its the kind of event that almost has something for everyone as you can see by the rundown of festivities below:
Fri., July 14th -SOLD OUT-
This event is rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable and are limited to 350. This event will sell out quickly so don’t delay in getting your tickets! Doors open at 7PM. The shenanigans start at 7:30PM – whee! The Run Out will take place at approximately 9PM. Hosted by Mr. Lobo! Special Guests: Dr. Frank N. Stone, Dr. Ima Hack & Dash Daring.
Blobfest is proud to bring another crashing meteorite story for . . .
Directed by André De Toth. 1953. NR. 88 minutes. Warner Bros. Digital.
House of Wax was one of the biggest hits of 1953. Directed by André de Toth, who incidentally was unable to see 3D because of blindness in one eye, this movie was shown in the polarized light method of 3D and never released in anaglyphic version. It chronicles the decline of a highly talented sculptor who co-owns a Wax Museum with a partner who decides to burn it down
In this quintessential William Castle film, millionaire Vincent Price throws a haunted house party inviting a handful of “strangers” to overnight in a rented house with him and his lovely wife. For money. Touted to be filmed in EMERGO, the press on this film boasted that it had the “13 GREATEST SHOCKS EVER SEEN.” Indeed, if you have seen it, you will remember some of the imagery and surprises.
1:30 – Doors open
2:00 – The Blob (Irvin Yeaworth, 1958, 82 min, Sony, 35mm)
3:30 – Michale Graves acoustic set
4:00 – The Lost Skeleton Returns Again (Larry Blamire, 2009, 92m, blu ray)
5:30 – Q&A with producer Mark Allen Stuart
Michale Graves is an American singer-songwriter and musician whose career has spanned two decades. Michale entered the music scene as lead singer of The Misfits.