Larry Dwyer wears his loves on his arms.

Staring from his left forearm are Regan before she swivels her head in “The Exorcist” and Jason before he hacks another teen to death in “Friday the 13th Part Two.”

The spooky Grady twins are inked there, too, haunting the Overlook Hotel in “The Shining.”

Glance to the right arm and you see Michael Myers from “Halloween,” the deformed Siamese twin brother from “Basket Case” and the skeleton from “The Evil Dead.”

It’s not a wild guess to think Larry Dwyer is a cult classic horror film aficionado.

But it gets even better. He takes that love to the big screen.

Every other month, he hosts a cult horror double-feature at the Strand Theater at 165 Main St. in Seymour.

On Saturday, he’s showing two John Carpenter films — “Escape from New York,” featuring Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken, and wrestling’s “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, who uncovers an alien ruling class in “They Live.” The showings are sold out.

For Dwyer, this true-love story began when he was 5 years old, watching movies with his parents at Bridgeport’s long-gone Candlelite-Pix Drive-In.

“I got to see “Blood Beach,” “The Prowler,” “Dawn of the Dead,”... things like that,” recalled Dwyer, now 44 and living in Derby with his wife and two children. “Decapitation was all right, but the minute boobs came on the screen, my mother’s hand was in front of my eyes.”

“My mother (Pat) was a huge Stephen King fan, while my father (Larry) loved the Universal monsters.”

And often that was the fare on their television.

While the love started with his parents, it blossomed with his like-minded friends and his 1989 attendance at Fangoria Weekend of Horror in New York City.

“That was really my first taste of meeting people who were in the movies I loved,” said Dwyer, who funds his love of nearly 1,000 VHS and DVD movies in his home by working as a manager at Environmental Data Resources in Shelton. “At that one was Bruce Campbell (Ash Williams in “Evil Dead”), Kane Hodder (the original Jason), Gunnar Hansen (Leatherface in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”), and Clive Barker, whose books like the “Hellbound Heart” became “Hellraiser,” while “Books of Blood” supplied the story line for “Nightbreed.”

Then about six years ago the loved bloomed when he started writing for Horror News Network owned by Rob and Christine Caprilozzi of Seymour.

“Through mutual contacts he asked me if I wanted to review some movies, do some interviews and write original articles ... that was really the first thing I did in the genre, other than just being a fan,” Dwyer said of the website. “I got to interview some really cool people —George Romero (director of “Night of the Living Dead” and “Dawn of the Dead”), Doug Bradley (the actor who played Pinhead) and Danielle Harris (a scream queen in the Halloween movies).

The following year the Caprilozzis began conducting a Connecticut Horror Festival in Danbury every September. This year it’s scheduled for Sept. 15 at the Ice Arena in Danbury.

The festival led Dwyer to the movies.

“A couple years ago I was trying to help Rob come up with different ideas to advertise,” he said. “I said let’s see if I can get the Strand Theater and do a horror double feature, use it to promote Connecticut Horror Fest and sell some tickets there.”

So he reached out to the Knights of Columbus, the Strand’s owner, and cut a deal for an event called Bite Night in July, 2016. It featured the movies “Lost Boys” and “Fright Night.”

“It was meant to be a one-off to promote Horror Fest, but it was so successful that we did another one,” he said adding that the first show filled about 150 of the Strand’s 275 seats.

Since then there’s been “Friday the 13th,” “Halloween” and even Stephen King festivals.

For the December holidays he screened “Silent Night, Deadly Night” and “Black Christmas.”

“That was light,” he said of the ticket sales. “You show “Halloween I and II” (which he did in October) and you could probably do that two nights in a row and sell 200 tickets each night. You show “Scream Blackula Scream” and “Truck Turner” and you’re not going to fill the seats. Although “Scream Blacula Scream” and “Truck Turner” are probably what I’d like to show.”

The Strand’s doors open at 7 p.m. At 7:30, Dwyer takes the stage and does an intro and shows some classic trailers. The first feature starts at 8.

Between shows there are more trailers and a raffle. His 6-year-old daughter, Jaelynn helps.

“She loves it. She loves horror movies,” Dwyer said. “It’s probably not good parenting but my parents did it to me.”

And Dwyer isn’t the only one who brings a child.

John Marini, Ansonia’s corporation counsel, has been bringing his 8-year-old twins, Anthony and George, for the past two years.

“They know when to close their eyes,” Marini said.

(The announcement of future shows and tickets can be seen and purchased by going to www.connecticutcultclassics.com. Tonight’s showings are sold out.)