Sharpen your wooden stakes! Stock up on silvers bullets! Because Columbus's terror tradition is back to haunt your nightmares for another terror-drenched rotation of the planet. And this year, we're proud to welcome legendary Director of Photography Michael Gornick as our Guest of Honor. Michael was the DP for the George A. Romero classics CREEPSHOW, DAWN OF THE DEAD, DAY OF THE DEAD, KNIGHTRIDERS, and MARTIN, as well as a Post-Production Supervisor on those films, an Executive Producer on Mick Garris' acclaimed TV mini-series of Stephen King's THE STAND, and the Director of CREEPSHOW 2. He has a ton of amazing stories about his storied career in the film business and his role in horror history, so we're looking forward to him sharing them with you, the demented Nightmarathoid faithful.Michael will host an audience Q+A, a meet and greet in the lobby, and will be introducing two George A. Romero classics:-Romero and Stephen King's wonderfully gruesome anthology film CREEPSHOW, starring Tom Atkins, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Harris, Ted Danson, Leslie Nielsen, Hal Holbrook, and E.G. Marshall.-A tribute to the late Joe Pilato with DAY OF THE DEAD, Romero's apocalyptic follow-up to DAWN OF THE DEAD. In glorious 35mm!But that's not all! We'll also assembled a murder's row of premieres, classics, and more, featuring:-The MIDWEST PREMIERE of Daniel (THE SIGNAL) Bush's pregnancy paranoia shocker THE DARK RED-The OHIO PREMIERE of Brett Pierce's critically acclaimed supernatural chiller THE WRETCHED-Joe Begos' psychedelic vampire freakazoid fantasia BLISS-Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor in Alfred Hitchcock's nature gone nutso classic THE BIRDS-Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Edgar Wright's modern zombie classic SHAUN OF THE DEAD-A rare 35mm screening of David Cronenberg's taboo-shattering CRASH-Sopranos, screams, and slaughter in Dario Argento's OPERA-Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi in the Universal Horror classics FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN-Nicolas Cage in Panos Cosmatos's acid-drenched modern cult classic MANDY-The gleefully splatterific Australian gore comedy BODY MELTPLUS!-The 11th Annual Costume Contest (with the $100 First Prize BIG CHECK!)-The 11th Annual Scream Contest!-Prizes, swag, more prizes, giveaways, and even more prizes!-Coffinloads of 35mm trailers and shorts!Tickets for SHOCK AROUND THE CLOCK are on sale now at the Drexel Theatre box office (2254 E. Main St.), Laughing Ogre Comics (CASH ONLY PLEASE-4258 N. High St.), and via PayPal at (link to the ticket button). Advance tickets are $45, with a bump to $50 the day of the show (if any are left.) Join us, join us, JOIN US for what promises to be a landmark celebration of fright!