- Giving Tuesday
- Film Camp
Join Murphy Beverage & Skyline Indie Film Fest at Escutcheon Brewing on the 2nd Sunday of every month, June-September, for Creature Features! Doors at 6:00 for a brewery tour, films at 6:30. Enjoy a beer and the movie! The event is free, but the hat will be passed for donations to support Skyline.
Escutcheon Brewery is the official beer of Skyline Indie Film Fest.
They are located at 142 West Commercial St.
Join us! Call Murphy’s at 540-723-9719 for details.
Perhaps the greatest movie ever shot in two days, Little Shop of Horrors was originally conceived as a followup to Roger Corman‘s black comedy A Bucket of Blood (1959). Jonathan Haze plays Seymour Krelboin, a schlemiel’s schlemiel who works at the Skid Row flower shop of Mr. Mushnick (Mel Welles). Experimenting in his spare time, Seymour develops a new plant species that he hopes will lead him to fame and fortune. Unfortunately, the mutated plant — named Audrey Junior, in honor of Seymour’s girlfriend Audrey (Jackie Joseph) — subsists on blood and human flesh.
During nights in a Bowery food shelter Karl Wagner (Bela Lugosi) takes in men who are hungry a cares for them by having his nurse assistant Judy Malvern (Wanda McKay) tend to their medical needs. Wagner uses this as a front for an organized recruiting location for criminals whom he uses for robberies and dispatches them, and allows his in-house doctor flunky to treat some with a drug that converts them into zombies…
In Herk Harvey‘s 1962 film Carnival of Souls, Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) moves to Utah to accept a job as a church organist. While her profession leads her to work in the church, Mary doesn’t feel obligated to worship as part of the congregation, which unnerves many around her.
On the way to her new city, Mary passes an abandonded carnival on a desolate stretch of highway, a mysterious, powerful place that beckons her. Complicating matters, Mary is haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her to the abandoned lakeside pavilion. Soon the ghoulish man (played by Harvey) begins to appear frequently, and Mary undergoes unexplainable moments in which she becomes invisible to the people around her.
Dr. Paul Carruthers (Bela Lugosi) is frustrated because he thinks his employers, Mary Heath (Suzanne Kaaren) and Henry Morton (Guy Usher), have cheated him out of the company’s profits. He decides to get revenge by altering bats to grow twice their normal size and training them to attack when they smell a perfume of his own making. He mixes the perfume into a lotion, which he offers as a gift to Mary and Henry. When they turn up dead, a newspaper reporter (Dave O’Brien) decides to investigate.