WORLD OF THE WEIRD MONSTER SHOW PRESENTS THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW - LIVE HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR DOUBLE FEATURES
LOCAL TELEVISION PROGRAM "WORLD OF THE WEIRD MONSTER SHOW" TO DO TWO NIGHTS OF DOUBLE FEATURES LIVE AT THE WILMETTE THEATRE HALLOWEEN WEEKEND, OCTOBER 26 AND OCTOBER 27 at 9:30pm: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, SHAUN OF THE DEAD and GHOSTBUSTERS
LIVE HALLOWEEN DOUBLE FEATURE SPECIAL
Friday Oct. 26th 9:30pm THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW & SHAUN OF THE DEAD
Saturday Oct. 27th at 9:30pm THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW & GHOSTBUSTERS
Tickets $12 in advance $15 at door
Tickets available online at www.wilmettetheatre.com or call BOX OFFICE at 847-251-7424
The sketch comedy/horror host program, World of the Weird Monster Show, has been on the air on Comcast Cable in Chicagoland for 7 years, premiering on Halloween night, 2004. Continuing the broadcast television legacy of on-air horror hosts, which has been a Chicago TV staple since Shock Theater with Marvin in the late 50's, the original Svengoolie, Jerry Bishop, in the 70's and continuing now in the present with the current Svengoolie, Rich Koz, the World of the Weird Monster Show hosts classic—and not-so classic—horror and genre films served along with a healthy dose of parody and satire in the form of comedy segments programmed throughout the film.
The World of the Weird Monster Show airs in almost 50 suburbs, including Wilmette, Glenview, Northbrook, Skokie, Des Plaines, Niles and more. Host Undead Johnny is joined on air by his co-host Romy, Professor Mindwarp, El Santo, Zontar and a collection of other zany characters. In addition to TV, the World of the Weird Monster Show can also be seen online every Wednesday at 8pm EST on The Monster Channel, the world's first 24/7 interactive horror network.
On Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th, Undead Johnny and the cast of the World of the Weird Monster Show will present two amazing double feature film events at the Wilmette Theatre just in time for Halloween! These special shows feature the Rocky Horror Picture Show with Live Cast and audience participation plus Undead Johnny's Halloween Costume Contest, Live Comedy from comedian Chad Briggs, and more! Friday Oct 26th will be The Rocky Horror Picture Show with live shadowcast plus screening of Shaun of the Dead & Saturday Oct 27th will be Rocky Horror with live shadowcast plus screening of Ghostbusters. Both nights begin at 9:30pm with doors opening at 9pm.
BIOS: The entire evening is hosted by Undead Johnny and The World of the Weird Monster Show Players and features special guest Comedian Chad Briggs.
WORLD OF THE WEIRD MONSTER SHOW: Created and written by Chad Byers, The World of the Weird Monster Show is a sketch comedy/horror host program which has been scaring laughs out of Chicagoland residents for 8 years now on Comcast Cable Television. The World of the Weird Monster Show gang can also be seen online every Wednesday at 8pm EST on The Monster Channel, the world's first 24/7 interactive horror network. Produced by Chad Byers along with associate producers Tom Abraham and Jeff Maher. Byers portrays host Undead Johnny and also serves as head writer/show runner. In the creation of the show, Byers was heavily influenced by the hosts he watched during his childhood: Son of Svengoolie, Uncle Don's Terror Theatre, Elvira, Commander USA and Joe Bob Briggs as well as shows like SCTV, Night Flight and pretty much everything that was on TV during the 80's. As well as anything that even remotely has to do with William Shatner.
THE MONSTER CHANNEL: The Monster Channel is the first 24/7 interactive horror movie channel, featuring classic horror movies and TV series, retro trailers and commercials, and features hosted by the nation’s new generation of horror hosts! The Monster Channel is produced by Fourth Castle Micromedia (formerly SphereWerx), a family-owned pop culture marketing company that encompasses the EMCE Toys and FearWerx merchandise brands, classic genre brand Cinefantastiqueand the interactive development group Klickwerx. Fourth Castle President Joe Sena, is a veteran of both horror marketing and interactive television, having produced the long-running Weekend of Horrors conventions in the 1990s for Creation Entertainment, developed Universal’s first official Monster website as Creative Director of Universal Sudios New Media Group, and mentored at the Amercian Film Institute’s Interactive Television Workshop. Special Guests:CHAD BRIGGS: This Texas native has been featured on TBS as part of the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and is lauded as one of the best comedians in Chicago bywww.comedy.com. In 2009, he won "Impress These Apes," the hit Chicago-based comedy competition and in 2010, Briggs won national acclaim as an Andy Kaufman Awards semi-finalist playing his own creation, D.K. Ediger. Briggs mines unexpected comedic gold from topics as diverse as life's low points to what would happen if a bored thirteen-year-old took over as announcer for the Cubs.
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975), a screamingly funny, sinfully twisted salute to sci-fi, horror, B-movies and rock music. This weird and wonderful musical film phenomenon will make you shiver with antici...pation! "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" was adapted by director Jim Sharman and Richard O’Brien from O’Brien’s glam and punk rock inspired UK stage musical The Rocky Horror Show, the madcap, musical mayhem begins when rain-soaked typical square American couple Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Oscar winner Susan Sarandon) take refuge in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry, in his iconic gender-bending performance), a transvestite mad scientist from outer space who is about to unveil his greatest creation - and have a bit of fun with his reluctant guests! Also present is his strange butler Riff-Raff (Richard O’Brien), weird maid Magenta (Patricia Quinn), rock and roll motorcyclist Eddie (rock star Meat Loaf) and his tap-dancing groupie Columbia ("Little Nell" Campbell). The most popular cult classic of all time!
SHAUN OF THE DEAD (2004). This British zombie comedy and modern cult classic was directed and co-written by Edgar Wright, and co-written and starring Simon Pegg alongside Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a hapless electronics store employee who spends most of his spare time downing pints at the local pub with his roommate, Ed (Frost), Shaun's life seems to fall apart when he is dumped by his girlfriend, Liz. Things take a turn for the worse when the dead return to stake their claim on the Earth, and though the chaos that follows threatens to swallow up all of England, it's up to Shaun to keep his cool and prove himself once and for all by successfully rescuing Liz and his mother. With his trusty roommate by his side, nothing -- not even the living dead -- can stand between Shaun and the two most important women in his life.
GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) This supernatural comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis stars Bill Murray, Aykroyd, and Ramis as a trio of university parasychologists who lose their research grant and decide to open their own business, "Ghostbusters," and almost at once are summoned to investigate the strange happenings in a Central Park West apartment. What they discover is that all Manhattan is being besieged by other worldly demons. Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis co-star as a potential client and her neighbor. The American Film Institute ranked Ghostbusters 28th in its AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs list of film comedies.