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Bernardsville Filmmaker, Crew at 'Mary Horror' Showing in Theater

Tuesday night showing of locally produced horror film was rescheduled from Halloween night.

Sometimes there's just not enough days to go around, but every week we'll give you an idea of something to do to relax, spend time with family and just take some time for yourself.

This week, there's no reason to head to Hollywood when you can join Bernardsville native Ryan Weber at a special showing of the the movie he wrote, directed and edited, "Mary Horror." Weber said the movie will begin at about 9:30 p.m. at Clearview's Bernardsville Cinema 3, 5 Mine Brook Road, in downtown Bernardville.

Even picture some of the Bernardsville Public Library's staff as zombies? Or the borough's mayor, Lee Honecker, in the role of a derelict?

And the trailer to be shown of "Sheriff Tom vs. the Zombies," a follow to "Mary Horror," may show another scene you'd never imagined — a nighttime invasion of Olcott Square in downtown Bernardsville with 100 local zombies.

That movie, due for a February debut, was largely made at a Far Hills horse farm, Weber said. He said the movie also includes footage from Basking Ridge.

The film by Weber, a self-taught moviemaker who is a graduate of takes a crew of New Jersey residents, many from Bernardsville or nearby, and sets them in spots that will be familiar to many Somerset Hills residents.

His first horror movie debuted last November at Bernards High's Performing Arts Center, and was due to be shown at the movie theater on Oct. 31. However, as with everything else in the borough at that time, "Mary Horror" was left in the dark.

Weber said the doors at the movie theater will open shortly after 9 p.m., when the cinema's last movie lets out. Tickets for the special screening will cost $5, he said.

"Mary Horror" DVDs also will be on sale, he said. So far, either locally, online or at horror show festivals, including Chiller Theater in Parsippany, he said he has sold about 500 copies of "Mary Horror."

Along with the trailer for "Sheriff Tom," he said the evening will offer free posters, t-shirts, and a chace to meet the cast and crew, to be signing autographs, and more. Scott Vincent of Denville created original music for both movies, he said.

There also will be a question and answer after the showing, he said.

"Don't miss one of the last times to see Mary Horror on the big screen!" Weber said.

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