All there is to know about the horror scene in Jacksonville, Florida.
Saturday, September 1. Jacksonville Horror Fans Meetup Group viewing of The Possession at Cinemark Tinseltown, 4535 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville. Lunch at Mellow Mushroom at 11 a.m. followed by the movie at 12:20 p.m. Click here to join the meetup group and attend this event.
Saturday, September 1. Night Terrors Haunted House presents Rock the Haunt costume party. Costume winners win tickets to Night Terrors Haunted House. Local bands performing include Prideless, Full Throttle, Get Out Driver and Primitive Hard Drive. At Brewster’s Megaplex, 845 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. 8 p.m. $10.
Saturday, September 15. Jacksonville Horror Fans Meetup Group viewing of Resident Evil: Retribution at Cinemark Tinseltown, 4535 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville. The group plans to attend the first show of the day. Click here to join the meetup group and attend this event.
Saturday, September 22. Age of Decay goth/death metal rock fest. Featuring bands Ex-Voto, Lestat, Strap on Halo, Entertainment, Sapphire Rebellion, Asylum XIII, DJs Nightshade, Rickbats, and Augustine Strange, horror artist Jerrod Brown and Cedar Creek Leathers. Raffle for handcrafted commemorative Age of Decay items with a portion of the proceeds going to The Sophie Lancaster Foundation. At Brewster’s Megaplex, 845 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. $25 advance purchase, $30 day of festival.
Sunday, September 23. Zombies vs. Humans Sock Hop, 4 p.m. Live music from Beau and the Burners, Black Sun Rising, and Bombkat Trio. Zombie vs. human pin-up contest, King & Queen of the hop, games, prizes, burlesque performance by Sammy Sutra, Ashley de la Zombie and the Bada Bing Babes, fire performances by Molotov Cocktail Party. At Pomade and Tonic Barbershop, 2415 Blanding Blvd., Suite 1, Jacksonville. Free. Request 2 non-perishable food items or personal hygiene items to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. All ages but must be 18 or up to enter burlesque show. BYOB, but must be 21 or up to drink. Please drink responsibly and arrange a designated driver.
Friday, September 28. Night Terrors Haunted House opens 8 p.m. Featuring three houses: Outbreak, a zombie apocalypse, Madhouse, institution for the clinically insane, and Alchemia, the latest experiment from the “sadistic mind of a grave robbing serial killer” (according to Night Terrors website). $20 Sunday and Thursdays or $25 Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween, which includes all three houses. Or Fast Pass (front of line) for $10 extra per ticket. 11740 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville.
Friday, September 28. Haunt Nights at Adventure Landing opens at dusk. Apocalyptia, 3D haunted attraction, and Dark Fables, “maze full of horrific of fairy tales gone wrong” (according to Haunt Nights website). One house $11.99, both $17.99, both houses plus mini golf or go-kart $20.99. Express pass also available. 1944 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach.
Friday September 28. Warehouse 31 opens at sundown. Featuring Rigamortis, the haunted trail, 3-D Clown Nightmare, the freak show, and Vertigo, experience fear. $25 for three trails, $45 for three trails and immediate access to Rigamortis boarding group. 225 West Davis Industrial Drive, St. Augustine, FL. GPS address is 1664 Northwood Drive, St. Augustine, FL.
October 5. The Rocky Horror Show Live opens. Advance tickets (before August 31) are $20 (show and Metro entry) or $30 (also includes prop bag and drink ticket). Props from home are not allowed. 18 and up only. The show’s website warns, “If you are easily offended, you may want to stay home and watch Matlock.” Click here to purchase advance tickets. At The Metro, 859 Willowbranch Avenue, Jacksonville.
Saturday, October 13. Jax Zombie Fest, World Zombie Day. Details to follow.
OUT OF TOWN
August 31 – September 3. Dragon Con, sci fi, fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film convention. Atlanta, GA.
Begins September 21. Universal Halloween Horror Nights, Orlando, FL.
October 26-28, Spooky Empire, ultimate horror weekend. The Hilton, Orlando, FL.
November 2, South Florida Day of the Dead Celebration. Preview October 27. Downtown Fort Lauderdale, FL.
COMING SOON TO THEATERS
The Possession (August 31)
Resident Evil: Retribution (September 14)
House at the End of the Street (September 21)
RECENT DVD RELEASES
Steve Niles’ Remains
Juan of the Dead
COMING SOON ON DVD
Piranha 3DD (September 4)
The Loved Ones (September 11)
Rosewood Lane (September 11)
The Cabin in the Woods (September 18)
Strippers vs. Werewolves (September 25)
Resident Evil: Damnation (September 25)
Asylum Blackout (September 25)