For the second year in a row, Treadway Events & Entertainment will host the Cinema of Horrors Drive-In in Ridgefield this Halloween season. Both classic and modern flicks will be played, including A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.
The event came to fruition as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since crowded spaces like haunted houses may not meet COVID-19 protocols, Brandon Treadway, owner of Treadway Events, felt the next best thing would be a drive-in event.
This drive-in event will feature a twist: Actors in costumes will sneak up on unsuspecting viewers to scare them in their cars, creating a more immersive experience.
Treadway wants to provide people with the horror experience they’ve been craving all year, but also wants it to be safe and accessible for attendees who will stay in their cars. About 200 cars showed up to last year’s event, but Treadway has rented a larger property this time, allowing for up to 250 to fit in one lot.
In addition to the films, the Cinema of Horrors Drive-In will host Halloween movies for families to enjoy.
“We have more family-friendly movies this year, such as Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, and Halloweentown so that everyone can enjoy the experience,” Treadway said.
Oct. 8 - Evil Dead (2013)
Oct. 9 - Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Oct. 10 - The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
Oct. 14 - Insidious (2010)
Oct. 15 - Get Out (2017)
Oct. 16 - Sinister (2012)
Oct. 17 - The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)
Oct. 21 - Beetlejuice (1988) - Family Night
Oct. 22 - Child’s Play (1988)
Oct. 23 - A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Oct. 24 - Halloweentown (1998) -
Oct. 28 - Hocus Pocus (1993) - Family Night
Oct. 29 - It: Chapter 2 (2019)
Oct. 30 - Scream (1996)
Oct. 31 - Halloween (1978)