Horror Realm will be sponsoring a very special evening for fans of the cult classic film Basket Case on Friday, August 12 at the Hollywood Theater in Dormont (Pittsburgh).

The program of film and live entertainment opens at 8 PM with a Q&A with freelance artist Joshua Emerick, who is the illustrator of the Basket Case: The Comic serial slated to appear in Fangoria magazine.

Fans can then enjoy a screening of the original Basket Case film. Released in 1982, the movie tells the story of a young man who carries his deformed conjoined twin brother in a large basket while seeking vengeance on the doctors who separated them against their will. Written and directed by Frank Henenlotter, Basket Case became a hit as a midnight movie and spawned two sequels.

The world premiere of Beverly Bonner’s stage show Casey – 30 Years Later follows the film screening. The show catches up with Bonner’s character from the film series, who is running an old age home for prostitutes. Casey is interviewed by a college reporter (played by Michael Varrati) to find out what she’s been up to all these years.

Actress and comedian Beverly Bonner has appeared in films, stage productions and television. In addition to her role as Casey in the Basket Case series, Ms. Bonner has appeared in more than 45 stage plays, most notably featured in the long running Women Behind Bars with the late actor Divine. Ms. Bonner wrote, produced and directed The Beverly Bonner Show and Beverly Bonner’s Laugh Tracks for television which ran in New York, Los Angeles and Detroit for many years. She can currently be seen in The Gloria Glitter Show, New York Comedy Connection and Help!! Let Me Out of Myself!!! at the Broadway Comedy Club in New York.

Following the show will be an open Q&A session with Ms. Bonner and complimentary cake to celebrate her upcoming birthday. VIP ticket holders are invited to stay for an exclusive after party and meet & greet with Ms. Bonner.

General admission tickets are $10. VIP tickets will be available for $20 which includes limited balcony seating, a poster autographed by Ms. Bonner, a free small popcorn and soft drink and admission to the after party.

VIP tickets must be purchased in advance by August 5 online only through Showclix. General admission tickets are available in advance online or at the theater the evening of the event.

A special room rate of $99 plus tax is available for out of town guests at the Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel on Banksville Road. To make reservations, call (412) 343-3000 and mention “Hollywood”.

The Hollywood Theater is located at 1449 Potomac Avenue in the borough of Dormont (Pittsburgh, PA 15216). The Hollywood is the last surviving single screen theater in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Ample free metered parking is available on street or in public lots on Espy and Glenmore Avenues. The theater is located less than two blocks from the Potomac light rail transit station. Visit for more information.

Horror Realm is Pittsburgh’s modern horror convention with an upcoming 2011 fall show taking place September 16-18 at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South. For details on the convention, including exhibitor and sponsor rates, schedule, guests, advance ticket purchase and hotel reservations, please visit: Horror Realm Con

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