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Horror Realm Presents Charity Screening of George Romero’s “Martin”

By Shawn Scott Smith| May 15, 2013 | Comments Off on Horror Realm Presents Charity Screening of George Romero’s “Martin”

Proceeds of event to benefit Scares That Care


Pittsburgh, PA – May 14, 2013 – Horror Realm presents a special screening of the 1978 horror film “Martin”, written and directed by George Romero.  The event takes place on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont.


Net proceeds will benefit Scares That Care, an all volunteer 501c3 charity that helps sick kids and women fighting breast cancer (  Last year’s Day of the Dead charity event produced by Horror Realm and East Coast Horror Group brought in more than $2,200 for the charity and the organizers hope to top that with this rare public screening of the locally made Romero classic.

Actor John Amplas, who stars as the title character, will be appearing at the event.  Other guests will be announced at a later date.  The film is about a young man who may or may not be a vampire.  Film critic Leonard Maltin gives “Martin” three out of four stars and says it’s an “interesting little shocker (is) worth seeing, but not right after dinner”.


Doors will open at 6 PM.  The schedule for the night is as follows:

6:30 PM – John Amplas and other guests will be available for autographs.  Mr. Amplas will be charging for his autograph but is donating all proceeds to Scares that Care.

7:45 PM – Silent auction and raffle winners announced

8:00 PM – “Martin” screening begins

9:40 PM – Q&A with John Amplas and other guests


Artist Terry Callen of Screaming Brain Studio is creating a special 11×17 limited edition poster for this event. Callen has designed posters for the Fix The Chapel project and The Oaks Theater.


Tickets may be purchased at  There will be two ticket options:


  • $25 includes a movie ticket and a copy of the limited edition poster which will be autographed at no additional charge. Poster tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door.
  • $10 general admission ticket, available in advance or at the door at the same price


Horror Realm celebrates its fifth anniversary in 2013.  Guests for the fall convention to be held September 20-22 at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South include Heather Langenkamp and Amanda Wyss from Nightmare on Elm Street and Nicholas Brendan from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  For a full guest list or more information, visit


The Hollywood Theater is located at 1449 Potomac Avenue in Dormont.  Ample free parking is available at metered on-street spaces or parking lots.  The theater is located less than two blocks from the Potomac Avenue light rail transit station.  For more information, please contact or visit


About Horror Realm:

Horror Realm, established in 2009, produces a spring and fall horror convention each year in Pittsburgh, PA.  In addition to the conventions, Horror Realm also produces horror-themed entertainment and charity events in the area, including film screenings, author signings and art shows.  Charities supported by Horror Realm have included Scares That Care, Fix The Chapel, Friends of the Hollywood Theater, The Bradley Center, Animal Rescue League, Pittsburgh Action Against Rape and Shepherd Wellness Community.




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