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THRILLER THURSDAYS haunt local movie scene Oct. 13 & 27
NCM Fathom, SuperVision Media and BUTTERFINGER present Fathom Thriller Thursdays – a terrifying event in movie theaters this October for two nights only – featuring the debut of “Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story” on Thursday, October 13, and Thursday, October 27, at 8:15 p.m. local time. Taking an eerie journey back in time to the dimly lit nightscape of the cobbled stone streets of London in 1888, audiences will learn key evidence from Scotland Yard and hear interviews with forensic experts, criminologists and historians discussing why Britain's most famous mass murder remains unsolved to this day. Audiences also will be treated to “Butterfinger the 13th,” a comedy-horror featurette about a troubled young camper who disappears in a bizarre fire, leaving nothing but questions and dark legends of the “Masked Butterfinger Butcher” behind. Warning fans that “you can’t scream with your mouth full,” “Butterfinger the 13th” will kick off the cinematic terror beginning at 7:30 p.m. local time.
Tickets for Fathom Thriller Thursdays are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change). Fathom Thriller Thursdays will be shown in nearly 500 select movie theaters through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network, including Fresno's Edwards Theater.
The infamous murderer, dubbed “Jack the Ripper,” terrorized London’s impoverished Whitechapel district over the course of three years. Between 1888 and 1891, up to 11 murders took place (five have been confirmed as attributed directly to “Jack the Ripper”) where the mutilated bodies of women were found.
“Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story” will reconstruct what actually happened on the night of each murder visiting the original buildings and famous haunts of this legendary butcher as he reigned terror on the community and where many of his victims met their untimely death. As the murders were never solved, the legends surrounding them became a combination of genuine historical research, folklore and pseudo history. This special event challenges the myths and misconceptions that have surrounded this case for so long – making it the most popular unsolved crime mystery of all time.
“Fans of fright – and all things mysterious – can get ready for Halloween with ‘Fathom Thriller Thursdays’ this October and trace ‘Jack the Ripper’s’ steps on a journey back in time, hearing witness accounts, seeing coroner reports and taking the closest look ever at the original police investigation of these infamous murders,” says Dan Diamond, senior vice president of NCM Fathom. “This will change what people thought they knew about the ‘Jack the Ripper’ murders and introduce a new villain, the ‘Masked Butterfinger Butcher’ in the special horror bonus featurette.”
“Butterfinger the 13th” is set in the woods of Camp Honey Badger, where six counselors disappear without a trace. The unsolved case turns cold, but locals tell stories of a “Masked Butterfinger Butcher” lurking in the woods with an evil fire burning in his dark eyes as six new counselors reopen the camp. One by one, they will find out the hard way that dark legends don’t die, and no one can lay a finger, let alone scream, with their mouth full.