Fright Night Theatre was able to raise $80.00 for Eastern Wolf protection and research as part of the Bring Back the Wild campaign. Bring Back the Wild is an initiative to help protect various endangered or at-risk Canadian species. Fright Night Theatre's contribution was made to a local Earth Ranger in the community raising funds for this noble project.
The night began at 7pm with the Hamilton Premiere of Adrián García Bogliano's LATE PHASES. Nick Damici stars as a grizzled, blind Vietnam war vet who alienates his neighbors and pushes away his son but kicks major werewolf butt when his retirement community is attacked by the bloodthirsty lycanthropes. Based on our audience choice award ballots, it was clear that Late Phases' blend of humor, drama, and horror was just want our audience was looking for. We were overwhelmed by the interest in our Fangoria raffle, quickly selling out of tickets. One lucky winner went home with a coveted prize pack including the recently published Fangoria: Cover to Cover coffee table book.
After a brief intermission, the party kicked into high-gear with our much anticipated screening of WOLFCOP. To celebrate the release of this fan-favorite horror-comedy, we amassed a collection of prizes from our fiends at Fangoria, Anchor Bay Entertainment, Dr. Disc, and Shock Stock for a little game we called WOLFCOP BINGO. Winning bingo cards based on the film were randomly distributed, and players had to be the first to fill out a diagonal slash across the card to claim a prize. As if Wolfcop weren't fun enough, the addition of Wolfcop Bingo had the crowd yelling and shouting as well as howling with laughter. We were then joined via Skype for a live Q&A with Wolfcop writer/creator Lowell Dean who teased us with tantalizing hints about what to expect in WOLFCOP II.