31 Days of Camp

(Above: ‘Bloodsucking Pharoahs in Pittsburgh.’ Source: IMDb)

The Film Detective, the classic film and TV streamer, has scheduled for October “31 Days of Horror,” a curated selection of scary movies that are decidedly on the campy side.

You can expect such treats as:

Funland (1987) – Who are you laughing at? David L. Lander plays an embittered clown who was recently canned by Funland amusement park. He takes bloody revenge on Funland’s new owners who happen to be mobsters. The cast includes noted TV character actor William Windom and Police Academy’s Bruce Mahler, aka Rabbi Glickman from Seinfeld.

Splatter University (1984) – It’s tough teaching college courses when a murderous mental hospital patient is on the loose. The cast includes Forbes Riley and Ric Randig. And yet another homicidal mental patient is unaccounted for in Nightmare (1981), written and directed by Romano Scavolini.

Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (1991) – A police detective (Jake Dengel) and his buddy’s daughter (Susann Fletcher) investigate cult-ritual mutilations in the Steel City.

I Was a Teenage Zombie (1987) – When six high-schoolers inadvertently turn a drug dealer into a zombie, there’s only one thing to do: Turn one of their own into a zombie in order to do battle with the bad dude.

If you’re into older classics, The Film Detective will also show the silent movie The Cat and the Canary (1927). And to celebrate Bela Lugosi’s 137th birthday on October 20, the service will show eight of his films, including such non-Dracula titles as The Gorilla (1939), Murder by Television (1935) and White Zombie (1932).

Finally, starting October 30 at 5 pm ET, The Film Detective will kick-off “31 Hours of Horror” with such cult favorites as the British Godzilla Gorgo (1961), and Roger Corman’s A Bucket of Blood (1959).

You can find the complete horror listing at thefilmdetective.com/schedule.

You can find The Film Detective free with ads online or via iOSRokuApple TVFire TV Sling TV, Stirr and DistroTV. You can also subscribe to get it ad-free for $3.99 per month or $34.99 per year.

For more info, visit thefilmdetective.tv.

About Larry Greenberg

A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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