The Lost River Drive-In Channel Slashathon kicks off on Apr. 20 with the short film, Madison directed by Danielle Harris.
In September of 2019, the folks behind Lost River Drive-In planned their first event at the Mission Tikki Drive-In Theater in Montclair, California. Inspired by a brief line in Halloween II about the Lost River Drive-In Theatre, Mission Tikki was convinced to re-brand their theater for one night and host a double feature of Halloween and Halloween II.
In addition to patrons receiving special swag (pumpkin spice scented car air fresheners and a four-page edition of The Haddonfield Times), they were also treated to Michael Myers stalking them at their cars during the screenings.
Now, the Lost River Drive-In website is planning a special streaming event for the week of April 20-24, presenting a different “rare horror treat” each night. These treats all have a connection to the Halloween franchise, and you can stream them for free. Each will stream beginning at 5:00 pm PST/8:00 pm EST.
Director Danielle Harris’s 2008 horror short film Madison will be screened on night one. Madison was initially supposed to be part of a horror anthology flick, but the film never happened.
Halloween fans will remember Danielle Harris as cute little Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers. Rob Zombie also cast her as Annie in both of his Halloween films, and she also appeared in Stake Land and the Hatchet films.
Harris will personally introduce Madison, and following the film, never-before-seen footage of her taken during a Q&A at a horror convention will be screened.
Have you ever seen HALLOWEEN: The Shape of Horror? It’s a mini-retrospective film that featured the original cast and crews from various movies in the franchise, and it was shown only in theaters upon Halloween’s theatrical re-release in 2006. Director Anthony Masi will provide an intro, and give us some info on the project.
25-year-old convention footage of Halloween director John Carpenter and Halloween 3 star Tom Atkins will be screened. The footage has rarely been seen, and features the two answering questions from fans.
Halloween H20 is the focus for tonight, and we will see some promotional footage from that film, featuring actress Jamie Lee Curtis. Anthony Masi will provide the intro for this short doc.
Lost River Drive-In is promoting this evening’s episode as “Halloween Candy.” It will feature rare clips from interviews, panel discussions and television appearances.
Well, color me intrigued. Each episode is anywhere from 16 – 46 minutes long, so it should be easy to watch it each night, and it seems like there is some pretty great stuff here for fans of the Halloween franchise. I’m in!
To view the Slashathon beginning on Monday, April 20, visit The Lost River Drive-In Channel at this link.
Halloween fans: Will you be tuning in to The Lost River Drive-In Channel next week? Let us know what you think in the comments section.