In two weeks Chris and i end our first year of bringing in indie horror movies with what is sure to be the most crowd pleasing of any film we've brought in this year-and we've brought in some doozies!
Seriously, about three years from now you're going to hear a coked up Quentin Tarantino talk about how he got a jonesing to make a monster flick and this is one of the films he's going to
Stuart Simpson’s El Monstro Del Mar (official site)continues Australia’s tradition of over the top no holds barred exploitation cinema. A bevy of beauties inspired by Russ Meyer’s B movie classic Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! are forced into epic battle with what can only be described as the love child of Medusa and Cthulu. But don't take my word for it, take it from the official synopsis: Three gorgeous but deadly hired killers, Beretta, Blondie and Snowball, hole up in a small beachside community to keep a low profile. But this town has a dark secret. The local old sea baron, Joseph, tries desperately to warn them to never go into the water. But these crazy vixens listen to no one, especially no crazy assed old fool. So the Kraken awakes! Now, along with Joseph and his beautiful grand daughter, Hannah, they must fight for their lives against this furious creature of the deep as the sea rises in a tidalwave of blood.
As always, we round out the evening with a trio of short horror films.
Todd Miro’s “Enter the Dark” tells the tale of two friends passing up Friday night beers in order to do a little paranormal house cleaning.
Bill Palmer’s “The Living Want Me Dead” proves you should never take financial advice from a hobo when a medical lab rat discovers his new body spray turns anyone around him into a rabid lunatic hell bent on tearing him to shreds. The short played the NYCHFF in the primo Saturday evening slot as part of the program that screened A Nightmare on Elm Street and won the Audience Choice Award. It packs a feature film worth of awesome sauce into a twenty minute run time.
Finally, Patrick Rea’s “Get Off My Porch” takes a hard hitting look at the sleazy underbelly of the Girl Scout cookie racket. The film also recently played the NYCHFF after winning the Wizard World short film competition as voted on by fans and automatic slot in the festival.
As always, this is a super cheap night out. Five bucks gets you a feature and an hours worth of shorts. Get there early and visit the Museum of Bad Art in the bowels of the theater. Get loaded at the theater's bar (or sneak a flask in, I won't say a word). Do whatever yo have to to get there, and get so loud and rowdy that the people watching Morning Glory in the next theater over demand a refund.
The night starts at 8pm, you know the drill.