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Thrillema is back with Raimi's Evil Dead

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Thrillema, Halifax’s premiere horror/sci-fi/exploitation film night has come back from the dead. Thanks to a reanimation from dedicated film lovers at Carbon Arc Cinema, you too can scream in delight as you watch classic genre movies. Originally started as a screening series by cinephile friends Adam Perry and Jason Eisener, Thrillema went on hiatus when their Dartmouth venue closed its doors. Eisener got busy working on his own film work, and Perry has his hands full running The Last Game Store, so Thrillema fell by the wayside. But film fan (and Coast reviewer) Dave Howlett saw an opportunity to bring it back after Strange Adventures and Carbon Arc hosted a screening of The Rocketeer. “I approached Adam and Jason to see about resurrecting it, and they very graciously gave us their blessing to do so,” says Howlett.

Howlett, along with Siloen Daley and Lauren Oostveen from Carbon Arc Cinema Group are programming the upcoming selections, and are starting off the series with a bang: Sam Raimi’s 1981 classic, Evil Dead (March 27, 7pm at Carbon Arc Cinema, 1747 Summer Street). “Lauren and I are both pretty avid horror movie fans,” says Howlett, “and we both really wanted to revisit the original Evil Dead before the remake is released—preferably with a big, rowdy group, which is always the best way to experience that type of movie.” Upcoming screenings include Ted Kotcheff’s 1971 Wake In Fright and Miami Connection, a film described by Howlett as “a cult gem from 1987 that features a multi-ethnic rock group battling coke-dealing ninjas.” Genius.

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