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The Insiders: Be afraid, be very afraid – but not too afraid to stop by Concord High tonight

Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa

(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

For many, the parallel between the horror genre and high school is a relatively easy one to draw. If you need a refresher, just spend a few minutes flipping through the yearbook from your senior year – Stephen King novels have never looked so bland in comparison. Tonight those two worlds collide once again, as the Concord High School Film Society hosts its 2013 Film Festival, featuring a horror theme, beginning at 6 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

The festival is directed by Concord High School student Pedro Pimentel, whose own film will be featured along with two short films from U.K. filmmakers the Bloodycuts, as well as scenes from famous horror films, which we assume will include the pottery scene from Ghost and any number of vignettes from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. There will also be a live presentation by Concord High School students.

Pimentel, a junior at the high school, will debut his horror film, I Said Smile, which the film society has helped work on for several months. Spoiler alert: There’s a scary clown. In the film, we mean, not in attendance.

Because of the frightening nature of the films, children under age 13 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are only being sold at the door and will be $3 for students and teachers and $5 for other adults. The box office opens at 5 p.m. For more information, visit the film society’s Facebook page at

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If scary clowns aren’t your thing, we recommend taking in motorcycle cruise night at Makris Lobster and Steak House from 5 to 8 p.m., when all the local lobsters get decked out in their best leather vests and show off their Harleys. A $1 donation to benefit the New Hampshire Motorcycle Rights Organization entitles participants to buy one entree and get another for half-price (lobster dinners are discounted 20 percent).

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