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Melbourne’s Astor Theatre to Run 24-Hour Horror Movie Marathon

The Astor Theatre’s Halloween movie marathon event – the ’24 Hour Astor Spooktacular!’ features some beloved horror classics amongst many other cult hits.

The movie marathon will begin on on 28 October at 2pm, at Melbourne’s renowned Astor Theatre (Corner Chapel Street & Dandenong Road, St Kilda).

Some of the key films that will be featuring are as follows (with links to their IMDB pages):

The Monster Squad (1987) – 30th Anniversary

The Gate (1987)

The Hills Have Eyes (1977) – 35mm – 40th Anniversary

The Beyond (1981) – 35mm

Halloween 2 (1981)

A Lizard In A Woman’s Skin (1971)

Effects (1980)

Blood Diner (1987)

Halloween 3 (1982)

Waxwork (1988)

The Wraith (1986)

Leprechaun (1993)

+ More!

It’s quite a diverse list of films, with something for everyone, whether your taste is classic horror in the form of the The Hills Have Eyes, something a bit more upbeat like fan-favourite The Monster Squad, or you can go full ridiculous with something like Leprechaun.

The best part for horror fans is that this a rare opportunity to experience these films on the big screen, especially at such a historic venue, which is a must-visit for anyone around the Melbourne area.

A lot of the films above are from a bygone era in the horror movie world, let us know what your favourite horror film from the 70’s, 80’s or 90’s is in the comments below.

You can book tickets for the event here.

Nick Janks

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