Monsters, movies & mayhem galore from NH's premiere horror host show!





September 23, 2010

SFS is once again excited to be giving away FREE PASSES to the premiere New England horror hullabaloo,ROCK AND SHOCK! This maelstrom of music, monsters and mayhem will be unleashed October 15-17 at the DCU center in Worcester MA, and lucky winners can cravenly covet either a pair of DAY PASSES to the convention or a pair of extra-spiffy VIP PASSES to the convention AND the Saturday night ALICE COOPER/ROB ZOMBIE concert!

Send an entry e-mail to and tempt fate!

October 22, 2009

This Saturday, October 24th, from 3–5 PM, Stephen Bissette
will be selling & signing The Vermont Monster Guide in
COMIC BOOM at 22 West St, Keene NH!

He’ll be there with Vermont Monster Guidecover colorist/designer, Magic Inkwell creator and 2009 Ignatz Award winner Cayetano ‘Cat’ Garza Jr. and Center for Cartoon Studies alumni/classmates/cartoonists Denis St. John (Monsters & Girls), 2009 Ignatz Award winner Colleen Frakes (Woman King), William Volk, and Werewolf! creators/contributors Nick Patten, Joshn Rosen, Betsey Swardlick, Penina Gal, Jon Chad, and others

— lots of Halloween horrors & comics for sale! Be there!

Bissette will be selling and signing The Vermont Monster Guide (among other goodies) and everyone will be bringing lots of their comics, prints and minicomics for all to see/sell/sketch/sign. The Comic Boom event will be followed by the Saturday Fright Special Spooktacular featuring the 35mm showing of Terence Fisher’s The Brides of Dracula on the restored big screen at the fully-restored Colonial Theater right around the corner from Comic Boom in downtown Keene, NH at 7 PM — so if you can, make a plan to make a day and night of it!

Note: A copy of The Vermont Monster Guide signed by Joe Citro, Steve Bissette and Cat Garza Jr. packaged with an original Bissette sketch of a Vermont vampire will be offered in the Saturday Fright Special Spooktacular raffle — win a copy of the Vermont Monster Guide and an original Bissette sketch! You’ve got to be there to enter and win!

October 6, 2009

The Colonial Theatre Presents Its Third SPOOKTACULAR!

Ferocious female vampire feast upon Keene, NH at The Colonial Theatre's SPOOKTACULAR, Saturday, October 24, 2009. Curated by Saturday Fright Special, New Hampshire's first home-grown horror host show, the cornerstone of the event is a rare 35mm screening of the 1960 Hammer horror classic BRIDES OF DRACULA, starring Peter Cushing. The SPOOKTACULAR will also feature additional Hammer and other vintage monster movie trailers and other fearsome film goodies too frightful to mention, horror DVD and T-shirt giveaways as well as an original BRIDES OF DRACULA sketch from renowned artist S.R. Bissette, as well as signed copies of the Bissette-illustrated THE VERMONT MONSTER GUIDE and THE VERMONT GHOST GUIDE, and a signed MONSTERS & GIRLS comic from Vermont artist Denis St. John.

The costumed cast from Saturday Fright Special will be on hand to introduce the film and live "vampire brides" will hand out free vampire fangs to the first 50 patrons. "After the smashing success of our screening of KING KONG VS. GODZILLA in April, we wanted to offer monster movie fans another opportunity to see a great vintage horror movie with a bit of old-time showmanship,' says Mark Nelson, SATURDAY FRIGHT SPECIAL curator for the event, "We saw folks from 7 to 70 having a blast watching the old trailers and enjoying the rare opportunity to see a quirky film from long ago on the big screen. People came from all over New England to attend the last Spooktacular, and we're hoping that the event continues to grow into a regional destination for both film fans and folks who like a fun night out at the movies."

Audience members are encouraged to come in costume to help add to the pre-Halloween atmosphere, and a prize will be awarded for the audience favorite for best costume.

Tickets are on sale now ($10 general admission).

For more information, or to purchase, call The Colonial Theatre Box Office at 603/352-2033, toll free at 800/595-4849 or visit

About BRIDES OF DRACULA: A disciple of Dracula unleashes a plague of vampirism upon a small village, turning the students at a school for girls into a den of vampire vixens. Peter Cushing stars as Professor Van Helsing, who arrives on the scene to once again do battle with his ferocious fanged foes. BRIDES OF DRACULA was the second film in Hammer's long-running Dracula series, combining the elegance of European cinema with the thrills of the classic Universal monsters, with lavish sets and costumes presented in glorious color. Despite the lack of Christopher Lee in the iconic title role, it is considered by many to be the best of Hammer's vampire films.

About The Colonial Theatre: The Colonial Theatre is a non-profit performing arts center serving the greater Monadnock region in fulfilling its vision to be the model regional performing arts center, exciting, educating and challenging audiences of all ages. In its 16th year as a non-profit organization, The Colonial Theatre presents world class live performances, acclaimed film selections, and hosts numerous community events for the benefit of local non-profit organizations. For more information, please visit

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