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Hoff’s Horrorfest Returns in October

September 24, 2020
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Your favorite live comedy show and horror film screening series, Hoff’s Public Domain Horrorfest, will return next month, Thursday nights at 9pm EST starting October 1st! The Horrorfest team has been working hard to bring you a month-long series of free, weekly, spooky screenings including Roger Corman’s 1960 campy classic The Little Shop of Horrors, the terrifying 1959 murder mystery The Bat, 1957’s science fiction thriller Not of This Earth, the macabre and menacing 1925 silent film The Phantom of the Opera, and the ultimate zombie horror romp, 1968’s Night of the Living Dead.

Tune in each week for original comedy segments, games, and special guests–real ones this time, not just made-up sketch characters–including The New Flesh podcast host Brett Arnold, award-winning filmmaker and horror extraordinaire Sydney Clara Brafman, award-winning comedian, actor and Prince of Public Broadcast Brett Davis, and more! Subscribe to our brand new YouTube channel, Hoff’s Horrorfest, and learn more about upcoming screenings and events via our website, www.hoffshorrorfest.com.

Here’s the livestream link for our October 1st return, The Little Shop of Horrors with Brett Arnold: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2jj8843U4I
As always, tune in, sit back, and laugh until you scream!

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 with House on Haunted Hill on 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!

Upcoming movies:

6/24, 9pm EST: The Terror (1963)

7/1, 9pm EST: The Devil Bat (1940)

7/8, 9pm EST: Carnival of Souls (1962)

See you at https://www.twitch.tv/hoffmatthews!

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…

Upcoming Show: January’s HP5000!

January 7, 2016

HP5000This Friday, me and my fake brother Lukas Kaiser present HP5000 – Free Drinks & Comedy at Brit Pack Theater!

SUBHAH AGARWAL (Comedy Central)!
TIM DUFFY (Comedy Central)!
DREW MICHAEL (Just for Laughs)!
ALISON LEIBY (Comedy Central)!
JUSTIN FLANAGAN (Flanagan)!
& AYANNA DOOKIE (Laughs)!

It all goes down at BRIT PACK THEATER – 34 Pell Street, 2nd Floor!

If you want to attend, you MUST RSVP. Email BRITPACKRENTALS@GMAIL.COM with the password & number of people in your party BEFORE Friday January 8th at 8pm.

This month’s password is: POOL PARTY.

The show is always over capacity – it’s a fun time and we want to make sure you GET IN!

DOORS AT 8:45. LINE UP EARLY, EVEN IF YOU RSVP’D!!

Hoff’s Horrorfest Presents: SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT!

December 13, 2015

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Hoff’s Horrorfest is a monthly show at Brit Pack (2nd floor, 34 Pell St., Manhattan) featuring stand-up comedy followed by a horror movie screening. This month’s installment will be at 10pm, Monday, December 28th. $5 suggested donation, BYOB. There will be snacks!

This month’s movie: Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

First of all, this is NOT the killer Santa movie. You’re thinking of Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984). This also isn’t Silent Night, Evil Night, the alternate title of Black Christmas (1974), which I showed last year. Read more…