It was five years ago when Chad Benefield and myself invited Owensboro filmmaker P.J. Starks to be a guest on our WOMI talk show The Screening Room. We were going to get to screen his first feature, Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street.

It's a fun horror film, written and directed by P.J., whose most recent works include the WBKR Zombie Run trailer and Project Deathpack: a Deadumentary. Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street was shot in an old abandoned building downtown that had been used most recently as a haunted house. It was the perfect location.

In the last five years, the horror film--which tells its story with a clever tongue-in-cheek nod to the Scooby Doo franchise--has been well-received at horror film festivals like the Fright Night Film Fest in Louisville, ScareFest in Lexington, and the Macabre Faire Film Festival on Long Island in New York. And reviews have been kind:

“A solid horror film… it was brilliant!” –

“Incredible for a mico-budget production… inventive and entertaining.” – Doctor Carnage

“A nice whodunit and a cool parallel to Scooby Doo.” –

“A Bloody, inventive and hugely entertaining blast!” – Hack In The Head

“An exceedingly well fashioned horror movie.” –

If you've never seen Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street, now's your chance. The film's last public screening EVER will be held Friday, October 18th, at 8PM at the Daviess County Public Library.

There will be prizes and giveaways including autographed props from the film. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion featuring local horror filmmakers from the Owensboro/Evansville area--P.J. Starks included.

It's going to be a great night!

Hallows Eve: Slaughter on Second Street--the Final Screeming. Don't miss it.


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