From February 8 – 10, 2013, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester will present the ZOM-BEE FREAKEND, a film festival celebrating the launch of Zom-Bee TV. The festival is sponsored by Fangoria Entertainment, Prosthetic Records, Monster Energy Drink, and Press Start Video Games. The weekend will include interactive events, meet-and-greets with Zom-Bee TV hosts and film directors, and several “World Premiere” screenings. Tickets go on sale January 18 at www.drafthouse.com/winchester and are $40 for a weekend pass, and $60 for a VIP pass including preferred seating and a welcome gift bag with merchandise from festival sponsors. Both passes include entrance to all events, include some events ONLY available to pass holders. Individual movie tickets will also be available based on availability, and those go on sale January 25. Guests can also take advantage of a special “Freakend” rate at Country Inn & Suites hotel, which is directly next to the theater. Rate is available by calling the hotel at 540-869-7657. There will be a weekend-long BLACK OPS II: ZOMBIE CHALLENGE with Press Start Video Games, where guests can compete for the high score. The top four finishers will compete Sunday morning on the big screen for prizes.
Schedule of Events (Subject to change)
Friday. February 8
6 pm – 7:30 pm – ZOM-BEE CARNIVAL. Meet the hosts from Zom-Bee TV play games for prizes.
7:30 pm - Monster Energy Drink Presents PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE in HECKLEVISION! Watch the classic film and text your taunts for all to see on the big screen!
9 pm – WORLD PREMIERE of MIDGET ZOMBIE TAKEOVER Followed by Q&A with director Glenn Bergoettz.
11:30 pm – KUNG FU DYKES Live! Live music from costumed techno-thrash band Kung Fu Dykes. Watch a World Premiere of a new White Label Lounge episode featuring Kung Fu Dykes and Skeletonwitch before the band takes the stage.
12 Midnight – LOVE BITES MONSTER BALLAD SING-ALONG: Sing-along to videos from bands like Cinderella, Poison, Bon Jovi, and more! Complete with live mics and lighters so you can be a part of the teased-hair action.
Saturday Feb 9
FESTIVAL PASS EXCLUSIVE: 10 am – NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: An early morning screening of the classic film with Bloody Mary specials.
11:30 am - Press Start Video Games presents DEAD SPACE 3: Big screen demo
12:30 pm - BRAIN BRUNCH with DAWN OF THE DEAD: The original Romero classic with nasty food specials, introduced by Jim Krut, the legendary "helicopter zombie" from the film!
FESTIVAL PASS EXCLUSIVE: 2:30 pm – Zombie Apocalypse Vodka presents HORROR SHORTS: Featuring a new short called THE DUMP from writers at Fangoria, OTHER, the world premiere of a trailer for an upcoming film from Zom-Bee co-founder and director Dale Jackson, and more surprises.
3:45 pm – Mr. Lobo Presents RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD: The ‘80s zombie favorite back on the big screen with live appearance from Mr. Lobo.
6:15 pm – Drafthouse Films THE ABC’S OF DEATH: An ambitious 26-part anthology that showcases death in all its vicious wonder and brutal beauty. Watch the movie at the Freakend a full month before its wide theatrical release.
8:45 pm - Prosthetic Records Presents HORROR REMIX: LOVE World Premiere with live set from STELLA ON FIRE! Edited versions of VHS-era horror movies, hosted by sock puppets.
11:30 pm - Fangoria Entertainment Presents ZOM-PROM with DIXIEFILTH Live! Live music followed by a screening of Lucio Fulci’s CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD. Includes costume contest for prizes.
Sunday Feb 10
11:30 am - Press Start Video Games presents: CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II ZOMBIE CHALLENGE FINALS.
1:30 pm - TROLL 2. We finish the weekend with a classic that is a special kind of awful which has nothing at all to do with the first TROLL! With a live farewell from the Zom-Bee hosts.
About Zom-Bee TV
The result of a collaboration between award-winning film director Dale Jackson (Maxwell Stein) and film music supervisor Paul DiFranco (Soul Surfer, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare), Zom-Bee TV is a new Roku channel featuring classic hosted horror films and original programming including Cinema Insomnia, Corpse Collective, and The White Label Lounge. The channel launched on October 14, 2012.
“Cinema Insomnia” features Sacramento, CA-based and nationally-recognized horror host Mr. Lobo. Mr. Lobo introduces and interrupts classic late night films such as Plan 9 From Outer Space and The Brain That Wouldn’t Die.
“The White Label Lounge” features hosts Steve and Pete as they interview bands and recommend new music from a studio based in Chantilly, VA. In a few shorts months, the show has landed interviews with an array of significant artists from around the world, including members of Styx, Senses Fail, Kix, Vampires Everywhere!, Faster Pussycat, The Early November, Fozzy, In Flames, Cherri Bomb, and Foxy Shazam, as well as actor/DJ Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite) and the filmmakers behind the documentary short Heavy Metal Parking Lot.
“Corpse Collective” features Utah-based hosts Mike Cadaver and Shane Diablo. Each episode features video of a live podcast in which Mike and Shane discuss one horror film and one horror-related band.
Zom-Bee TV also features more classic films such as Spider Baby and Night of the Living Dead with a group of live hosts and breaks, as well as an assortment of rarely-seen horror and grindhouse trailers.
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For more information, visit about Zom-Bee TV, visit www.zom-bee.com