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Cinema Wasteland summons horror freaks, movie geeks to Strongsville

October 4, 2018

Cinema Wasteland summons horror freaks, movie geeks to Strongsville

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Make way for the maniacs and the monsters. Roll out the scream queens and the psycho freaks. 

And I’m not talking about the cretins on the silver screen. These crazies have lost their minds. 

Here comes Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo. At 4:30 p.m. Friday, the festival for B-movie freaks and geeks rolls out the bloody carpet at the Holiday Inn Strongsville, 15471 Royalton Road.

Cinema Wasteland will not only feature dozens of movies, it also boasts memorabilia games, panel discussions and guest appearances by horror actors – including a cast reunion of the 1981 slasher opus “My Bloody Valentine.”

Yes, you can also worship at the feet of B-movie legends and monsters thanks to a graveyard of horror icons and enough flicks to keep even Ghoulardi up at night. A Saturday soiree dubbed “A Ghastlee Nite at the Movies” will feature “silly skits” and “bad music” to go with games and contests.

Cinema Wasteland will also roll out a gaggle of hard-to-find classics and grind-house faves on 16mm: “The Ape Man” (1945); “Astro-Zombies” (1968); “The Corpse Grinders” (1971) – not to mention Three Stooges, classic movie intermission ads, Saturday cartoon shorts, wrestling shorts and Z-grad action schlock.

Ah, but more than a collection of flicks, Cinema Wasteland doubles as a lair of humans displaying their affection for B-movie culture – loaded with memorabilia, panel discussions and wild get-ups.

The action includes midnight movies showing Friday and Saturday nights. It comes to an end at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Three-day VIP Passes are available at the door Friday for $55. Single day admissions are available for $20 Friday; $25 Saturday and $15 Sunday.  For more info and a bloody schedule, go to cinemawasteland.com or call 440-891-1920.

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