Tickets are on sale for the return of Circle Cinema’s all-night horror movie marathon, a ninth annual party that begins Saturday, Aug. 18.
This year’s edition celebrates the “little creatures” movie, hence the name: “Slumber Party 9: Smalls to the Wall,” said David Nofire, one of the Circle’s curators for this event.
Tickets for this event, beginning at 9:30 p.m. Saturday and ending at about sunrise Sunday, are $25 for Circle members and $30 for nonmembers, with free popcorn and fountain drink refills after an initial purchase.
The slumber party is always one of the cinema’s more raucous affairs, featuring people crashing on the theater floor in sleeping bags to watch cult-favorite films and vintage trailers.
The five movies in order are:
No. 1: “Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich”: Beginning at 9:30 p.m., this new reboot of the horror series stars Thomas Lennon, Michael Pare and Udo Kier. The bonus: Tulsan Tate Steinsiek, who created makeup effects and designed puppets for the film, will be on hand for a Q-and-A session. Also attending: Tulsa native Preston Fassel will be on hand to represent Fangoria magazine, as will David Burkhart, an Oklahoma City actor who appears in the film.
No. 2: “The Gate”: A horror-fantasy starring Stephen Dorff from 1987.
No. 3: “Night of the Creeps”: A horror-comedy about aliens and zombies from 1986.
No. 4: This year’s secret movie: It’s a mystery until the title comes up on the screen.
No. 5: “Ticks”: From 1993 comes this outdoors horror about something hungry in the woods.