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Colorado Festival of Horror Presents: "Mother's Day" w/ Charles Kaufman
Colorado Festival of Horror Presents: "Mother's Day" w/ Charles Kaufman

Fri, May 17


The Bug Theatre

Colorado Festival of Horror Presents: "Mother's Day" w/ Charles Kaufman

Colorado Festival of Horror Presents "Mother’s Day" Screening featuring Director Charles Kaufman in-person at Denver's The Bug Theater!

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May 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211, USA

About The Event

Colorado Festival of Horror Presents The Post-Mother’s-Day Mother’s Day Screaming…er Screening, featuring Director Charles Kaufman in-person at the Bug Theater, Friday May 17th!

Denver – Colorado Festival of Horror is salivating over the privilege of bringing out director Charles Kaufman for a post-Mother’s Day screening of his slasher satire film Mother’s Day. The event will include a Q & A with the director as well as Mother’s Day gift horror stories on Friday May 17th at 7:00pm MST, at the Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo St, Denver, CO 80211. It will be a night of bloody absurdities co-presented by Talkin’ Troma podcast.

Mother’s Day, the classic 1980 revenge slasher film about three women on a camping excursion who fall victim to two deranged murderous young men and their unhinged mother, was directed, co-written and produced by Charles Kaufman. The film contains elements of the satire, thriller, and slasher genres. Mother’s Day was co-produced by Charles’ brother, Lloyd Kaufman, and distributed by Troma Entertainment. The film has developed a cult following and has been subject to critical analysis from scholars for its subtextual commentary on consumerism and the proliferation of television in popular culture.

Charles Kaufman will be in-person at the Bug Theater to meet fans and take photos. The audience is welcome to bring their tragic home-made Mother’s day gifts and share the stories behind them.

Talkin’ Troma’s Zack Beins will host the Q & A with Charles after the screening. Inflatable machetes and coloring pages will be available.

About COFOH: Colorado Festival of Horror (COFOH) was built on a mutual love of horror by its founders, embracing the genre and all its different styles to share with the fans and horror community over a fun event-fueled weekend. Colorado Festival of Horror: Friday the 13th is coming September, Friday the 13th - 15th, 2024!

About Talkin’ Troma with Zack Beins: A deep dive into the vast filmography of the oldest independent film studio in the world: Troma Entertainment. Join host, filmmaker, and Troma super fan Zack Beins as he guides you through films like The Toxic Avenger, Sgt. Kabukiman, NYPD, and Terror Firmer, along with lesser-known entries from Troma's nearly fifty-year history. Hear the stories behind the films from those who worked on them and those who were inspired by them, only on Talkin' Troma! A production of Loudspeaker Studios. Learn more at

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