Better late than never, Black Oaks Savannah (a party-throwing group of naughty noir devotees who enjoy dressing up all dark and spooky) looks back on Halloween by throwing itself a 5th anniversary party this weekend.
The event is called Hollywood Undead. There are three ways to celebrate. On Friday, Nov. 12, Studio 210 plays host to a horror–themed art show, a screening of the 2008 vampire movie The Sanguinarian, and a performance by the always outrageous Anitra Opera Diva. Advance tickets for the 7 p.m.–3 a.m. event are $12 (it’s 21+).
From the movie’s official press kit:
“The Sanguinarian is a drama/thriller centered around Christoph. He is a suicidal vampire, solitary in his steps through a post–industrial, sensual, and surreal world. He is wary, uneasy, and dangerously sharp. Drawn, again and again, to the vibrant, decadent lot who dance at an underground blood bar. As Christoph stays one step ahead of his own damnation, the pseudo–Shakespearean language of the vampires plays out the unfolding tragedy. It is the heart–stopping and violent diplomacy of the damned, an unconventional tale of the seductions of evil.”
Writer/director Analise Ravella will attend the screening.
The Psychotronic Film Society gets in on the horror–rific action Saturday with a screening of The Last Man on Earth, the 1964 Vincent Price science fiction vehicle that later became the Will Smith big–bucks–o–rama I Am Legend. The Saturday event is from noon to 4 p.m., again at Studio 210, and the accountrements include a tattoo expo (“featuring a Terrifying Tattoo Contest”), vendors, workshops and another look at the horror artwork.
Cost for the expo is $5 – kids under 12 admitted free – or $3 with a donation of canned food for America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.
(Parental discretion is, however, advised for the movie, which costs $5 by itself.)
Things go into rock ‘n’ roll overdrive Saturday, when the party moves to Live Wire Music Hall. The zombie rockabilly band Psycho Devilles headlines, with DJ Shrapnel, the New York Disco Villains and “zombie burlesque” by the Bada Bing Babes.
Tickets for this 21+ affair are $10 advance; you can get ‘em all through blackoakssavannah.com
There’s a full–makeup Zombie Parade on River Street starting at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Oh, and things wrap up on Sunday with a nice champagne brunch, followed by a tour of Bonaventure Cemetery. Which makes some kinda sense.