Halloween, Baltimore, deserve film frightfest

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October 12, 2007|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,SUN REPORTER

Halloween is just a couple weeks away, and once again it looks like Baltimore will have to do without the classic horror filmfest the day so richly deserves.

Someday, somewhere, somehow, Baltimore is going to have itself an all-night (or even all-day) horror-movie marathon around Halloween. Maybe at the Charles. Maybe at the Senator, or the Bengies. Maybe even at the soon-to-open Landmark Theatres at Harbor East. Or even at the BMA. Heck, have it at the corner of Howard and Centre streets, but have it somewhere.

Imagine, a chance for a bunch of people to sit around and watch 1920's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1931's Dracula, 1963's The Haunting, 1978's Halloween, 2006's The Descent. All in a row. For one price. Charge extra for life insurance, in case anyone dies of fright (William Castle would love that!). Offer a discount to folks in costume.

Now that's how to celebrate Halloween!

chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com

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