It's time to take retro horror, exploitation, and cult classics back to school!

RETRO GRADE is a reoccurring film series presented by the Hexploitation Film Festival at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton, ON.

RETRO GRADE dips into the back catalog of retro horror, exploitation, and cult films to screen the most interesting and entertaining thrillers, chillers, and cinematic killers of yesteryear. We also invite special celebrity guests, horror genre film experts, cinema scholars, podcasters, and writers to drop knowledge bombs about the making of these freaky flicks and school us with their insidious insights and anecdotes.

But most importantly: You Give the Grade!

Each screening, audience members will be given a special Retro Grade Report Card to evaluate the film. We share our favorite report cards and comments on social media.

So sharpen them pencils, grab your notebooks, and venture into the hallowed halls of hackademia for a lurid lesson in retro horror.