who are we?
More than anything, we are all about bringing some cool films to your life. Some flicks you've seen, some you haven't and some you're probably dying to see on the big screen for the first time.
When not busy with Connecticut Cult Classics, Larry Dwyer can be found writing for Horror News Network, helping to organize the annual CT HorrorFest, watching obscure and sometimes rather disgusting films and most importantly, being a husband to his wonderful wife and a father to his two glorious children.
Larry's love of horror and cult films began at a very early age. By way of the drive-in movie theaters of the late 70's and early 80's, Larry's parents introduced him to the genre with films such as Blood Beach, Mother's Day and Pieces.
Fast forward about a thousand years and the love for these classic films remains. In 2012, Larry met up with Rob and Christine Caprilozzi of Horror News Network and they were kind enough to give him a vehicle to discuss his love of the genre and to become more involved in it than he ever had been. That gift led to the idea to bring these films that he grew up with back to the big screen for all to enjoy once again.
Several other folks play integral roles in making a Connecticut Cult Classics movie night a success:
Mike Simonetta is the man behind the scenes; Larry picks the movies and trailers and Mike puts it all together and makes the magic happen on the night of the show. Since Mike and Larry work together, Larry also spends a good deal of time bouncing ideas off of Mike as he has a large knowledge of the cult film genre.
Matt Wilson is the man behind the rad giveaways and amazing posters that accompany the movie nights. An art grad with a deep love of horror and cult films, Matt comes up with the ideas for, and makes, all of the cool shit that we give away and the posters that we sell.
Sean McLaughlin is another one with a deep knowledge of the genres and also works with Larry and Mike so he gets to have the ideas bounced off of him and is always involved in the discussions of what movies will be shown. Sean also writes for Horror News Network and staffs CT HorrorFest.
Special thanks to the amazing Koleen Kaffan, Kyle Gunnison, Nick Banks and, of course, Rob and Christine Caprilozzi who are on hand at every event to take tickets, stamp hands, set up...everything. Such an amazing group of people. Love you all!