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A guide to the best horror movie marathons, events in Dayton  

What would Halloween be without movies that scare the pants off us?

Luckily the calendar is exploding with movie events for fans of horror and ghoulish fun. 

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Here are three you should not miss:  

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1 🎃 HORRORAMA DAYTON: REVENGE OF THE ‘80s 

When: 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 until 4 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Preshow starts at 5 p.m. 

Where: Danbarry Dollar Saver, 7650 Waynetowne Blvd., Huber Heights
Cost: $12 (advance on PayPal), $15 (day of show)
Horror fans will be treated to “The Gate,” Friday the 13th Part VI,” “Jason Lives,” “Nightmare City,” “Chopping Mall” and an additional film selected by the audience. 

The marathon also includes an ‘80s themed costume contest, classic trailers and prizes. This is the 21st annual event. 

Tickets are available at the Danbarry Huber Heights box office, Gameswap Kettering, 2294 E. Dorothy Lane in Kettering, and online. 

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2 🎃 DIXIE HALLOWEEN TRIPLE FEATURE BASH 

When: Movies start at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday. 

Where: Dixie Twin Drive-In, 6201 N. Dixie Drive, Harrison Twp., Montgomery County.

Cost: $20 per carload.

Info & tickets: Eventbrite page

The triple feature includes screenings Friday of “Room 1408,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and “Exorcist” on one screen and “Friday the 13th,” “Evil Dead” and “Night of the Living Dead” on the other screen. 

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Movies on Saturday, the kid’s night, include screens of “Hotel Transylvania,” “Beetlejuice” and “Lost Boys” on one screen and “Ghostbusters,” “Coraline” and “Gremlins” on the other screen. 

There will be a costume contest with prizes for best adults, children, dogs and cars. 

👻 → Dixie Twin will show The Rocky Horror Picture Show from 8:45 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 8. The event includes a costume contest. 

Admission is $27.37 per cardload and includes a Rocky Horror Prop Kit with Cheat Sheet.

Pre-sale tickets are now available.

Catch “Ghostbusters” at Lone Star Court on Friday. Contributed by Columbia Pictures

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3 🎃 FRITZ THE NIGHT OWL PRESENTS ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ 

When: 8-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 

Where: The Plaza Theatre, 33 S. Main St., Miamisburg 

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Fritz The Nite Owl of Nite Owl Theatre will host the 1984 classic movie starring Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Annie Potts.

Fritz’s show ran nights on WBNS in Columbus between 1974 and 1991. The Emmy winner will host segments and classic commercial breaks during the screening. 

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