Exhumed Films Presents: eX-Fest 2013! The Official FAQ
Q: So what’s the deal with Exhumed Films, anyway? Who are you guys?
A: Exhumed Films is an independent cinema co-operative dedicated to presenting 16mm and
35mm theatrical screenings of classic cult and horror movies. We are entering our 16th year of
presenting shows in the Philadelphia & South Jersey area.
Q: What is eX-Fest all about?
A: eX-Fest is a chance for Exhumed Films to depart from our usual programming, but still give
our audience members a crazy cinematic experience! Exhumed usually screens primarily horror
films, especially during our annual 24 Hour Horror-thon in October. However, our tastes
obviously run well past the horror genre, so eX-Fest will provide us with an opportunity to
showcase examples of other cult/grindhouse type films which fall outside of the typical
Q: Where and when is the show taking place?
A: The eX-Fest will take place at the International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia. The date is Sunday May 5th 2013, from 11am to 11pm.
Q: How much are tickets to eX-Fest?
A: Tickets to eX-Fest are $26 per person, and can be purchased online from Ticketfly or from
the International House box office during normal operating hours. Please note: there is a $2.75
service charge per ticket for online purchases; tickets purchased directly from IHP will not have
a service charge.
Q: How does it all work? What exactly happens at eX-Fest?
A: The show starts at 11am on May 5th We will then run 12 non-stop hours of horror and cult
movies, shorts and trailers. All movies, trailers, and shorts are projected on 16mm or 35 mm
film. Literally, the projector does not stop running at any point during the marathon (unless, of
course, it dies of exhaustion). In all, we will be screening approximately 7 feature films, plus a
number of shorts/trailers.
Q: What kind of movies can I expect to see at the show?
A: The idea is to show obscure examples of several different genres of film generally falling
under the umbrella of “exploitation”. Possible genres include but are not limited to: science-
fiction, women-in-prison, western, war, cult comedy, giant monster, Euro crime, kung fu, biker,
blaxploitation, sexploitation, and so on.
Q: When and how can I purchase tickets for the Horror-thon?
A: Tickets will go on sale both online and at the IHP box office on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 TH AT 1:00
PM. Judging from past screenings, it is almost guaranteed that this show will sell out quickly.
Do not be left out of the fun! PLEASE NOTE: IF WE SELL OUT IN ADVANCE WE WILL NOT HAVE
ANY TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! WE SUGGEST YOU BUY YOUR TICKETS ASAP TO AVOID
BEING SHUT OUT!
Q: What if I plan to come late or only stay for a few movies—can I get in at a reduced rate?
A: Sorry, but tickets are still $26 whether you plan on staying for the entire 12 hours or just a
Q: Can I watch a few films, leave, then come back later?
A: Yes. All audience members will receive a wristband to verify that you have paid for your
ticket. Just be sure to keep your wristband visible so that if you go out for a while and come
back later, you’ll have proof that you have already paid & will be allowed re-entry to the
Q: I know that for the Horror-thon, Exhumed does not reveal the titles of the films you are
screening. Does the same apply here?
A: Yes, the same rules apply: we will not reveal the titles of the films we’ll be screening.
Q: How about a book of hints like we receive at the Horror-thon? Will you give any sorts of
clues as to what the films are?
A: No, not this time. No hints!
Q: Will you at least let us know what genres we can expect?
A: In previous years we have posted an approximate schedule of film times and genres in the
theater lobby; it is likely we will do the same thing again this year.
Q: Will you be doing any encore presentations of films you showed during previous Exhumed
A: No. All seven films will definitely be movies we have never shown before.
Q: Are you selling food at this show?
A: Down the street is a 24-hour Wawa. We will also likely have local, independent food vendors
set up in the lobby or outside IHP for your dining pleasure. There are a number of nearby
restaurants if you want to sneak out for lunch, dinner, etc. You are welcome to bring outside
snack food (chips, popcorn, etc.) into the theatre provided you do not make a mess and you
clean up after yourself. Due to the nice, clean, comfy new seats, you CANNOT bring in dinner
foods, i.e., cheese steaks, pizza, scrapple, etc. Please eat all meals at a restaurant or in the I-
House lobby (which has tables and chairs for your use) in order to keep the theatre clean.
Q: Will there be other stuff to buy?
A: As always, Diabolik DVD will have a table of cult, horror, & obscure films for sale throughout
much of the show. We will also Exhumed Films t-shirts for sale and event posters designed by
Q: What’s the deal with parking?
A: Discount parking for International House patrons is now available at the Science Center
Parking Garage, 3665 Market Street. A special rate of $5.00 per vehicle, effective after 4:00pm
until 7:00am, Monday through Friday plus all day Saturday & Sunday. Please bring your parking
stub to the International House Box Office to be stamped when attending events.
Q: This show sounds like a cool idea. Is there anything I can do to help with the marathon?
A: Tell your friends. Most of the people who discover Exhumed Films do so via word of mouth.
This is obviously a very expensive undertaking for us, so the more people who the greater the
likelihood of our breaking even! You might also consider passing out some fliers in your area to
help spread the word!