IT'S vinyl and horror authority Ryan Graveface’s favorite month, and you know what that means: cobwebs, limited release records, and scary movies galore!
The coming weekend is packed with two big celebrations: we’ve broken it down to allow you your fullest experience possible.
4th Anniversary Party @Graveface Records and Curiosities
Free tattoos by Chloe Pinnock.
Okay, so as of press time, all the free—yes, free—tattoo spots are filled for Friday, but Pinnock, who owns her own tattoo studio in Canada, will also be inking folks on Saturday, October 17, at Graveface Fright Fest.
Graveface is immensely happy with the label and horror-themed designs that Pinnock, his Dreamend bandmate, concocted for the occasion.
“I said I wanted one full flash sheet of all my related logos, then we came up with one that’s all Halloween and horror specific,” he explains. “They’re all really simple designs, but effective—she killed it.”
After problems with neighbors and a successful “Keep All-Ages Shows Alive at Graveface” Indiegogo campaign, Friday marks the shop’s big live music return. The day has turned into a true block party with sets from Graveface Records bands going down in the old Starland Dairy in Desoto Row.
Graveface stresses that these will be quiet sets, including performances from his own project Dreamend, Graveface “house band” The Marshmallow Ghosts, Des Ark, and Hospital Ships.
“This is less ‘rock show at Graveface,’” he explains. “This is about community—let’s just all have a party. I’m forcing some bit of quiet; I’m not going to be taking chances with loud stuff until the winter.”
Des Ark is coming to town fresh on the release of their latest LP, Everything Dies; Marshmallow Ghosts, who release a special Halloween record annually, will have a new lathe-cut 7”.
Punk rock flea market.
From bones to vintage clothes to comics to original art, Graveface has invited the community to peddle their wares up and down Desoto Row. Pick up a perfectly unique piece to complete your Halloween costume, or select a ghoulish gift for a special someone.
Find out what the future holds with a private tarot session.
Scope out special sales throughout the shop, offered for one day only.
2015 Graveface Fright Fest
Friday was just a warm-up, y’all: Graveface has teamed up with The Lucas Theatre for a one-of-a-kind film festival! Graveface has hand-selected an array of films for the occasion.
Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
In the 1987 continuation of the Freddy Krueger saga, survivors who’ve been stalked by Krueger in their dreams learn to take control and fight back against the serial killer.
April Fool’s Day
An island, a mansion, a murder: this 1986 thriller has it all.
Count Dracula’s got an army of classic monsters—the Werewolf, the Mummy, the Swamp Thing, and Frankenstein’s monster— and they’re ready to take over the world. Watch a gang of young underdogs fight back!
From a Whisper to a Scream
In this 1987 camp gem featuring Vincent Price himself, the uncle of an executed murderess shares four spooky stories with a reporter. Director Jeff Burr will be present to sign autographs and answer questions!
Return of the Living Dead (30th anniversary screening)
Graveface Fright Fest celebrates the 30th anniversary of Return of the Living Dead with a special screening. When a deadly gas is leaked into the air, the vapors cause the dead to reanimate, leading to mayhem throughout Louisville, Kentucky.
A brand-new film from Henrique Couto, Scarewaves will celebrate its Southeastern premiere at Fright Fest. Listen if you dare!
(Fake) horror trailers from locals like you!
Graveface invited the community to submit trailers for (fake) upcoming horror releases to preview between films. So far, he’s been quite impressed by the variety of work that’s been submitted.
“I’ve been trying to think of things to do between the movies because I want to do an intermission but still have something,” he explains. “It’s nice to know that these people exist somewhere around here who are actively making stuff.”
Prizes will be awarded to the best (or best-worst, perhaps) trailers.
Graveface Records & Curiosities 4th Anniversary Party
When: Friday, October 16, 6 p.m.
Where: Graveface Records & Curiosities
Cost: Free, all-ages
When: Saturday, October 17, 4 p.m.
Where: Lucas Theatre for the Arts
Cost: $20 advance via savannahboxoffice.com, $25 day of, $50 VIP (special VIP seating area, limited Marshmallow Ghosts 7" lathe-cut, print of official Graveface Fright Fest poster, more; only available in advance via savannahboxoffice.com)