Circle Cinema’s annual ‘slumber party’ horror movie marathon is set Saturday night

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.

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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. 5: “Ticks”: From 1993 comes this outdoors horror about something hungry in the woods.


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