The monster hiding under the bed is a popular tale in the horror genre, for the simple reason that there really are monsters under beds. Just ask any kid.
That childhood fear lives on in the locally made horror film “Dry Bones.” Written by filmmaker and author Greg Lamberson, “Dry Bones” is about a man who returns to his childhood home only to find that the monster is still waiting for him. Lamberson co-directed the film with Michael O’Hear, who also stars.
“Michael and I wanted to do a film reminiscent of horror comedies from the 1980s like ‘House’ and the original ‘Fright Night,’ only with stronger sexual content and a big gross-out finish,” said Lamberson, who compared the film’s troubled lead character as akin to Woody Allen finding himself trapped in a Troma film.
“Dry Bones” co-stars “scream queen” Debbie Rochon, plus Kevin VanHentenryck, John Renna, Paul McGinnis and Kathy Murphy. Rod Durick and Arick Szymecki created the special make-up effects; the score is by the Sealcats with songs by Sealcats and Ookla the Mok.
“Dry Bones” will be shown at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Screening Room Cinema Cafe (3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst). There will be a Q&A session with the cast and crew after each show.
– Toni Ruberto