After the ninth annual Butt-Numb-A-Thon (BNAT), Harry Knowles’ annual birthday party and 24-hour film festival, it took me a few hours to recover, but now, I can look back and share my numbers:
11 feature films in the lineup, and 1 classic Star Trek episode, which Harry Knowles implied would be a way to whet appetites for BNAT 10 and the possible inclusion of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek reboot.
5 sneak previews of upcoming releases (Charlie Wilson’s War, Mongol, Sweeney Todd, The Poughkeepsie Tapes, Trick r Treat).
200 bags of Halloween candy distributed for the 10 a.m. Sunday screening of Michael Doughtery’sTrick r Treat.
7 audience members participating in a Halloween costume contest before the same film.
7 winners of the costume contest, after Doughtery decides not to decide.
4 upcoming but incomplete feature films that previewed footage (Disney’s The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Lionsgate’s Rambo, Pixar’s Wall-E, and The Weinstein Company’s Fanboys). Note: Rambo and Fanboys are due for release in about six weeks… so that they are still not complete is a bit worrisome.
1 short film introduced by yours truly, after Alamo owner Tim League and filmmaker Gary Huggins asked me to help trick the crowd into thinking they were gonna watch something sweet and sensitive. It was 7:30 a.m., and the film was most certainly not either. It was a classic medical film, depicting a horribly disturbing procedure. Safe to say this woke everyone up.
5 cups of coffee consumed by yours truly, along with 3 cans of Red Bull, and 4 Diet Cokes.
21 hours of no sleep, between noon on Saturday and noon on Sunday.
1 free HD DVD player, courtesy of Toshiba, gifted to each audience member at the end of BNAT 9. Very nice.