I've mentioned the fest a handful of times on the podcast but just now realized that I have yet to post any pertinent information! Shaun Luu Horror Fest is an annual two-day horror/music festival that takes place in Syracuse, featuring one day of awesome movies, and another day of awesome hardcore and metal bands.
All the money made gets donated in Shaun's name to fight cancer. The first few years of the festival the money was donated to the American Cancer Society. Last year we decided that the money should stay local so we set up a few funds at University Hospital/Golisano Childrens Hospital in Shaun's name. One of the funds is to support brain cancer treatment and research at University Hospital, one fund is to get some new games and things for the activity room on the cancer ward in the childrens hospital (the current activity room is run down and sparse...there are kids there that spend months stuck in the hospital, sick, and depressed as hell...it'd be nice to get some better things in there for them. Keeping peoples spirits up can make all the difference in fighting a disease), and the last fund is to raise money to build a new nurses station in the new childrens hospital that will be marked in memory of Shaun.
This is the first year I will be able to attend, and boy am I excited! I've seen most of the films in the first night's lineup, but I will finally be reviewing Black Devil Doll. I can't tell if that's a good thing or not, but I'm pumped either way. Anyways, if you live in the upstate NY or within any reasonable driving distance to Syracuse, you should absolutely attend the fest because you love horror movies and it's for a great cause. Here's the full list of movies and bands for you to get excited about, and I'll see you this weekend!
SATURDAY JUNE 13th
@ The Palace Theatre
2384 James St. Syracuse, NY
Movies on original 35mm film!
All ages matinee, 1:00pm-4:30pm, $8.00
Adults 16+, 5:00pm, $15.00
BLACK DEVIL DOLL
CITY OF LIVING DEAD
Planning to come to all eight movies? Get in for just $20!
SUNDAY JUNE 14th
@ The Westcott Theatre
524 Westcott St. Syracuse, NY
All ages. 1:00PM. $10.00
(bands in alphabetical order)
A LIFE ONCE LOST (http://www.myspace.com/alifeoncelost)
BLACK SS (http://www.myspace.com/blackss)
ED GEIN (http://www.myspace.com/edgeinband)
GODS & QUEENS (http://www.myspace.com/godsandqueens)
THE NETWORK (http://www.myspace.com/thenetworkmetal)
OAK & BONE (http://www.myspace.com/oakandbone)
PHOENIX BODIES (http://www.myspace.com/phoenixbodies)