I say it’s pretty entertaining. If you like a Sasquatch ripping off or bashing heads on rocks, protagonists making tons of terrible decision making, spaceship repairing living dead and shirtless people, it’s probably your thing. -RV
Poster I did for a screening we are doing this month. I edited out the title of the movie only on the internet for safety.
And the lady had a little side boob so I covered it up with the Vidmark logo so nobody decides to rip it off the wall.
New screening series! Kung Fu Boom!
First screening: July 10th @ Plan Nine Video. Bloomington, IN8:pm
Look folks! Grant made something for Video Boom where he talks about some of his favorite tapes!
The other face of Video Boom comes out of the attic!
Grant talks about some of his favorite tapes.
Daikanyama Horror Wonderland
FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES Q&A with Harry Manfredini (composer), Vincent Guastaferro (actor), Cynthia Kania (actress), Jason Voorhees (undead murderer), Darcy DeMoss (actress), Nancy McLoughlin (actor), Thom Mathews (actor), and Tom McLoughlin (director).
Friday, June 13, 2014 // Cinefamily
Goddamn, this would have been awesome to see. -Rick
My pal Trae investigated the abandoned Chief Drive-In in Quanah, TX. He mailed me this and some film strips.
Came a Hot Friday (1985)
I sat on this movie for a very long time without watching it. The cover always put me off. I finally watched it and to my surprise it was actually pretty damned funny!
The film is set in 1940’s New Zealand. Two scam artist gamblers arrive in a small rural town after being chased out of another town. These guys are Wes, (pronounced “Wiz”) who is a pompous, smooth talking idea man. And his partner Cyril (pronounced “sirril”) a skinny, friendly yet kind of creepy guy whose sleeves whistle.
Wes and Cyril talk an honest and not too bright local boy into helping them scam there way into some horse race winnings. They succeed and the film follows the whole evening after they win. There’s gambling in a barn, fires, murder, explosions, angry bookies and a bandito called “The Kid” who lives out in the wilderness (pictured on the cover).
Although I don’t know who any of these actors are, they are listed as some of the top comedians and performers in New Zealand at the time. You get a since of that in the film whenever one of them appears on screen. You can imagine a young Aussie saying to himself “Oh shit! Is that Roy Billing from Children of the Dog Star!?” in the theater while watching it in 1985.
This movie is also pretty dark at times. The whole “that guy is possibly a murderer” side plot is pretty crazy.
Things to Look Out For: One legged dads, saggy undies, bad Mexican stereotypes, lager, old women throwing bricks through policeman’s windows, Car wrecks, whistling sleeves, river monsters, THE COPS!.
It is only available on PAL formatted DVD. But you can get it on VHS for about $12 on the internets.
Will we screen it? I’m not sure. You be the judge.