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Hoff’s Horrorfest Is Online Now

May 25, 2020

https://www.twitch.tv/hoffmatthews

Our live comedy show/horror movie screening series Hoff’s Horrorfest is finally going online–and hopefully not getting flagged for copyright violations in the process! Wednesdays at 9pm EST starting May 27th, I’ll be on Twitch hosting livestreams of classic public domain horror movies interspersed with comedy host segments produced by me and Andrei Alupului (Come Ova, UCB). Tune in and laugh until you scream!

The current film schedule is as follows:

5/27: House on Haunted Hill (1959)

6/3: The Terror (1963)

6/10: The Devil Bat (1940)

6/17: Carnival of Souls (1962)

See you at https://www.twitch.tv/hoffmatthews! That is, unless you’re CHICKEN…

Come to SAVAGE at Black Forest!

January 27, 2020

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This show is currently on hold due to COVID-19.

The weekly stand-up show I co-produce is now at Black Forest in Brooklyn–the one at 181 Smith St., not the one on Fulton St.! Still Mondays at 8pm!

Come to SAVAGE!

April 15, 2018

I co-produce a weekly comedy show called SAVAGE at the bar Fawkner (191 Smith St., Brooklyn) on Mondays at 8pm! It features stand-up from me, my fellow producers and hilarious guest comics! Plus we give away drink tickets and stuff, and the venue feels like some mysterious haunted lodge! Come through and check it out!

The 12 Silent Nights of Horror Movie Christmas, Ranked

December 22, 2016

four0The Christmas season is all about tradition. This holds true even in the depraved world of horror cinema, where one tradition is respected above all others: If you are making a Christmas-themed horror movie, the title must be a play on the classic Christmas carol “Silent Night, Holy Night.” I don’t know why this is. There are plenty of well-known Christmas carols out there, and yet while there are no movies titled We Wish You a Scary Christmas, Deck the Hells or Bad King Wenceslas, there are twelve* feature films basically named Silent Night, [Scary Adjective] Night. Because I like horror movies and Christmas and committing to impractical ideas, I have watched and ranked all of them. Here they are, from worst to best.

*I’ve omitted two potentially eligible movies: 2006’s Silent Bloodnight, which as far as I can tell has nothing to do with Christmas, and 2011’s Violent Night: The Movie, which doesn’t appear to be publicly available for viewing. Read more…

I made a web series

July 5, 2016

Me and my friends made a web series called #Throwback. It’s about a social media marketing company that makes Twitter and Facebook pages and such for brands, and each episode takes place (and was filmed) one year prior to its release. So it’s like Mad Men with a really short attention span. You can binge-watch the whole thing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh-RRQGZeyU&list=PLU4VRZZkmNCeAiUxguD_ivhZz3GVuP6bS. Enjoy!

#Throwback

Hoff’s Horrorfest Presents: FROM BEYOND!

January 25, 2016

Hoff's Horrorfest Presents: From Beyond!

Hoff’s Horrorfest is a monthly show featuring live comedy from host Hoff Matthews and a guest performer, followed by a horror movie screening. This month’s installment will be at Videology (308 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn) at 9pm, Monday, February 15th. Tickets are $5 at the door, or you can buy online here.

This month’s guest performer: Sketch comedy duo Teenager of the Year

This month’s movie: From Beyond (1986)

After my screening of Dagon back in August, someone asked me if I’d seen From Beyond, another H. P. Lovecraft adaptation from Stuart Gordon, director of both Dagon and Re-Animator. At the time I had to admit I hadn’t, but I’ve rectified that failing, and I was happy to find that From Beyond provides even more effects-laden, over-the-top insanity. Read more…

Hoff’s Horrorfest Presents: TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT at Videology!

January 8, 2016

Hoff's Horrorfest Presents: Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight

Hoff’s Horrorfest is a monthly show featuring stand-up comedy from host Hoff Matthews and a guest performer, followed by a horror movie screening. This month’s installment will be at Videology (308 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn) at 7pm, Saturday, January 16th. It’s free!

This month’s guest performer: Evan Williams (Carolines Breakout Artist Series)

This month’s movie: Tales From the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

The recent news that M. Night Shyamalan will be bringing Tales From the Crypt back to television has me feeling a bit nostalgic–not for the old HBO show, which I haven’t actually seen much of, but for the original ’50s comic books, which my dad introduced me to via reprints when I was a kid. I never got much into superheroes, but I wasted plenty of my precious youth soaking up EC Comics‘ blend of O. Henry-style plot twists, Eisenhower-era cynicism and graphic gore. Read more…