It is already underway; the Thriller Chiller Film Festival, celebrating all things horror and science fiction. This year is extra special for Kalamazoo. Robin Nuyen's shelved horror movie Housesitter... the Night They Saved Siegfried's Brain is being shown to the public for the first time ever. This movie, shot in Kalamazoo and showcasing Kalamazoo talent has been "in the can" and "in the vault" for 30 years. Finally resurrected, remastered, and ready for an audience, Nuyen's film is a loving homage to 1980s horror and 1950s sci-fi. Follow Andy, an Elvis obsessed medical student experimenting with the age old idea of brain transfer. While his mentor, Doc Crosby, is away on business, Andy throws a huge party at Crosby's castle (Henderson Castle), only to realize too late that house-sitting was a ruse to lure dozens of young, healthy brains in to the castle for Crosby's own twisted experimentation. Who will make it out of the castle alive? You'll have to find out for yourself.

The Thriller Chiller Film Festival runs all weekend at the Wealthy Theatre, with the screening of Housesitter... the Night They Saved Siegfried's Brain Saturday, October 27th. Doors open at 5:30pm; movie starts at 6:00pm. Tickets are just $10 or pay $15 for a full day pass and take in all of Saturday's Spook-a-Thon.

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