For many horror fans the passing of Gilbert Gottfired this year really stuck us. We are sure his legacy will live on as one of the host of USA's UP All Night! but we can't dismiss the contributions of his co host Rhonda Shear. The Chattanooga Film Festival is headed our way this upcoming weekend and two amazing pieces have been added to the event. Not only will they be hosting a special tribute to Rhonda but the terrifying looking feature from Jamie Hooper THE CREEPING has been added to their already spectacular list of films. Read ahead for more details and additions to CFF 2022!
THE CREEPING Director: Jamie Hooper | 2022 | 94 mins | Horror | UK | English A concerned young woman moves home to look after her ailing grandmother and soon finds herself fighting a malevolent presence with a dark secret. CFF SALUTES UP ALL NIGHT AND RHONDA SHEAR
From 1989 to 1998, if you were a fan of genre cinema, you knew where to turn every Friday and Saturday night. USA Up All Night was home to curated cult and horror cinema, and it introduced legions of cinephiles to weird and wonderful worlds they had no idea existed (or maybe they did know, and their parents forbid them to look!). It also brought the classic concept of the movie host into a whole new era and regularly featured skits, comedy, and killer special guests (THE RAMONES!!!). Initially hosted by the late great Gilbert Gottfried, Up All Night kicked things into high gear in 1991 when the tenure of its best known and most beloved host, Rhonda Shear, began. Rhonda had a background in everything from modeling to comedy. Her quick wit and unforgettable enunciation of the show's name (even now, we're sure you're hearing it in your head!) made the show a cult hit for an entire generation of cinephiles. A badass to this very day, Rhonda is now a best-selling author and a wildly successful entrepreneur known worldwide for her, inclusive of all body types, Rhonda Shear Intimates products, and her ongoing charity work with the American Cancer Society. From her tenure on Up All Night to her appearances everywhere, from Spaceballs to Full House, you're not going to want to miss this one, folks. Join CFF as we salute Rhonda and have a fascinating career spanning chat with one of the true queens of genre cinema. THE SNAKE GIRL AND THE SILVER-HAIRED WITCH
This movie feels like it was dreamed into existence. When a girl named Sayuri is reunited with her family after years in an orphanage, she's plagued with phantasmagorical visions involving a fanged demon, wild monsters, and murder by snakes. And it only gets weirder from there. Directed by Noriaki Yuasa (the co-creator of the GAMERA series) and adapted from the work of manga pioneer Kazuo Umezu, THE SNAKE GIRL AND THE SILVER-HAIRED WITCH is a stylish, theremin-fueled gothic nightmare that's easily the most traumatizing movie ever aimed at a kids audience. Salvador Dali would be proud.