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You can probably tell from the graphic included that the authors of Here Be Magic have partnered with the organizer of Coyote Con (i.e. the wonderful Joely Sue Burkhart, who is also a HBM contributor) to host our first-ever movie night on Twitter. Um, so what exactly does this mean?
Have you ever watched Mystery Science Theater, Rifftrax, or Elvira’s Movie Macabre? Imagine the HBM authors sitting in a theater together and giggling/chatting during a movie, and you’ve got the general idea. Except we all live in different places and in different time zones, so we’ll be doing this online at 7 p.m. EST Saturday, Oct. 5. We also would love it if you joined in and watched the movie with us! I'm sure there will be plenty of snark-sharing and ogling of actors and just plain fun.
After some debate, we decided to watch the 2011 remake of “Fright Night” starring Colin Farrell and David Tennant. More than a few of us are Doctor Who fans, and the idea of seeing David Tennant in eyeliner and leather basically won the vote. But if this isn’t your type of movie, don’t worry. We really hope this will be so much fun, we can do it again with a different movie in the future.
So here’s what you need to know if you want to participate:
• There are two ways to join in. A chat room will be open at the Coyote Con website dedicated to the movie slam. If you’re not fond of twitter or don’t have a Twitter account, simply visit www.CoyoteCon.com and find the chat room (which will be labeled on the schedule at the Coyote Con website). You can also join the fun by logging onto Twitter and using the hashtag #HBMovie.
• We’ll all press PLAY on the movie at approximately 7 p.m. EST Oct. 5. One of us moderators — us being Jody Wallace (@jodywallace), Regan Summers (@Regan_Summers), Joely Sue Burkhart (@joelysue) or myself (@angelacampbel) — will instruct you when to hit PLAY, so it’s probably a good idea to log on a few minutes early to make sure you can access the chat room or find us in your Twitter stream. Our Twitter IDs are above in case you want to go ahead and follow us to make this easier. There’s also a list of all HBM authors on Twitter, which can be found HERE.
• Here are the places where the Fright Night remake can be found, either to stream online or for rental on DVD. Remember, this is the 2011 version, not the original 1985 film:
- Amazon Prime (Online streaming)
- RedBox (Kiosk only)
- iTunes (Online streaming)
- Blockbuster (Some store locations and through-the-mail DVD rental service)
- Vudu (Online streaming)
- Netflix (Available through the DVD service only!)
- Family Video (Store locations throughout the U.S.)