Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Kick in the Head PART ONE

The owner of The Meeting Place told me : "After tonights movie. You are not welcome here," Roberto said "My regulars don't like movie night. They like to hear music and talk. Last week, you told one of my regulars to be quiet."
"We were showing a movie. He was drunk and screaming", I replied.
"But he was a regular."
"You only had 5 people at the bar."
"The regulars are afraid to come on movie night."
"What regulars!?"
"It's just not working out. You can show up next week or tonight can be your last night. I'll leave it open for you. I am sorry." I was dumbfounded. We've only been there for a month and on movie night almost every table had a WPFS person sitting behind it. The bar had about 7 regulars.
(End of part 1)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Divine Appreciation Night

How 'bout that! Our last screening for the 2008 year and we're ending it with one of our favorite characters, Divine.
The entire night will be dedicated to the the John Waters' Ensemble, even though 'Lust in the Dust' was not directed by
Mr Waters. It does star two of his other peeps, Tab Hunter and Divine. We will be also screening before the show,'The Dianne
Linkletter Story'
, written and directed (by mistake) by John
We just had to throw some form of tragedy into the night. There will be other related short films dedicated to Divine and the rest of the crew, so come on down for some cheap thrills. You might get lucky...if you know what I mean.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Mark of the Damned

Hey Folks! You can keep warm tonight with our screening of
Mark of the Damned. You won't find this on Netflix or Blockbuster yet so come on down and watch it with a fun appreciative crowd. Unfortunately the director or cast will not be in attendance, perhaps next time. We will be giving away some good fun creepy door prizes courtesy of The Chocolate Moose.
Arrive early for our lame floor show which consists of the people at the back bar trying to figure out what we're doing there or see
some rare video footage that you will not see anywhere else..not even on You Tube . Sorry suckers, no dubbing!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Cameos by Count Gore DeVol and Skizz at WPFS

Blood Boobs and Beast is a documentary about schlock director Don Dohler. He made some legendary films around the Baltimore/Washington area featuring Dick Dyzell (Count Gore DeVol). Don became a local underground legend with his film 'The Alien Factor'. It gave us midnight giggles. Tee Hee. When other directors gave us a
a worn-out tired monster, Don gave us a more freaky product that was up there with 'The Outer Limits' monster. You know, scarey, but you knew there was a guy in the monster suit. Plus our buddy old pal Skizz is in there. Come on out and see some fun freaky monster stuff. We're giving away passes to the new movie,
'The Reader' starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes for this Wednesday December 17 at the AMC Loews Georgetown at 7:30pm.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

All teary eyed over this years losses

I was just listening to my Lalo Schifrin movie soundtrack CD and the track for the main title of
'Cool Hand Luke' came on. A sudden sadness came over me. I've always loved Paul Newman in that role. An underdog, fighting and winning. Anyways, now that song sounds even sadder with the passing of Mr. Newman this year. In the past month we've lost:
Bettie Page
Robert Prosky
Beverly Garland
Forrest J. Ackerman
Donna Stewart-Hardaway
Paul Benedict
Yma Sumac
Rudy Ray Moore
Great characters and people. We'll miss you.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Banned film in DC draws imaginary protestors

The WPFS will be going ahead with the screening of
'Isle of The Damned' despite protests from the
Church of the Sub-Genius and the country of Pogo-Pogo.

president, Carl Cephas, thought about hiring The Guardian Angels of Baltimore, but declined do to so.
It should be a fun night filled with debauchery and lusty
sex scenes. The pope has demanded his own copy to see if it is fit for mass consumption. If anyone who is ill of health and or has a weak heart, a physicians note may be needed. We will not be responsible for psychotic reactions to this film that was banned in over 492 countries. Children and smalls dogs will not be allowed.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

Beverly Garland (October 17, 1926 - December 5, 2008)

Forrest J Ackerman (November 24, 1916 - December 4, 2008)

Friday, December 05, 2008

Four days to be damned

Last year we brought you:
Pleasures of the Damned and 4 days
the sequel that will get you humming and hawing.
You may even gnaw your sippy cup in the first 6 minutes of:
Isle of the Damned .

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Incredible 2 headed Transplant

Tonight, were gonna have 2...count em 2...2 taste treats in one.
Al Lewis ( Grandpa Munster) is tonight's movie host in this special edition of The Incredible 2 headed Transplant. In the actual film Pat Priest who plays Marylyn Munster in the TV show the Munsters stars as the love interest to the beast.
We're giving away 2 jumping wind-up eye-balls for tonight's
door-prize give away. So please buy multiple tickets.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Coming Attractions

The WPFS has been holding back. You just wait.
The year of 2009 is going to be a milestone year.
You just wait. I'm talking.....
The Ringwald and Molly Show
The Blood Car
The Astral Dog Mini Film Festival
The Psycho Awards

Oh man......I can see it now.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Russ Meyer Appreciation Night

Russ Meyer had a camera and he knew that some men love
big women. Big women with large breasts. Large breasted women. Russ Meyer's films are filled with voluptuous Amazonian women. Sadly, Russ has passed away and we hope that he is in Breast Heaven.
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! is one of his masterpieces.
Killer Go-Go dancers. Fast cars. Hunky beefcake.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Great night back in DC

I want to personally thank all that came out last night to our opening at The Meeting Place. Dolemite is a most excellent film when shared with a mixed audience. I wanted to have a Boom Mike Drinking Game but it was our first night and I wasn't sure if it's legal or not.
Hopefully, the cackling woman won't be there next week.
Thanks to Roberto for letting us use the space.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The WPFS Back in DC with Dolemite

Hey Kids! Don't forget we've moved back to D.C. and we moved back to Tuesday nights at 8:00p.m. Our new location is The Meeting Place 1707 L street N.W. That's between Connecticut Avenue and 16th street. One block above K street N.W. Just around the corner of Farragut North on the Orange Line. The buses to get there are the S2 and S4's on 16th st. and the 42 bus on Connecticut Ave.

Tonight we present to you Dolemite starring the late Rudy Ray Moore.

As usual, it's a free screening but we do ask for donations. Plus there's a great $3 beer happy hour.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Special free movie screening tonight

There will be a free screening of the independent feature motion picture (drama,
R) "Sleeping and Waking" this coming Thursday,
Nov. 13, 7PM, at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th
Street, SE (7th & G Streets, SE) Washington, DC 20003 (2
blocks south of the Eastern Market Metro Station
(orange/blue lines).
There will be a discussion with the director of photography
Seating is limited to the first 50 who RSVP to:
If you are interested, please let me know.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Timothy Dalton sings " Love Will Keep Us Together" to Mae West. That folks, is cinematic history.

Keith Moon and Alice Cooper in the same movie with Regis Philbin .....wwwwhat!? Yes!

Put them all together with a few song and dance numbers and you've got 'Sextette'. From the play of the same name and written by Mae West. How can this not be a great movie...huh!?

The WPFS presents this at the Arlington Cinema Drafthouse before our big move back to D.C.
Weds Night at 8:30 p.m. FREE (donation suggested)

Free Movie Screening

Hey Folks! There is a free screening this Thursday. Here's the info:
There will be a free screening of the independent feature motion picture (drama,
R) "Sleeping and Waking" this coming Thursday,
Nov. 13, 7PM, at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th
Street, SE (7th & G Streets, SE) Washington, DC 20003 (2
blocks south of the Eastern Market Metro Station
(orange/blue lines).
There will be a discussion with the director of photography
Seating is limited to the first 50 who RSVP to:
If you are interested, please let me know.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Tonight on Turner Classic Movies

2:00 AM Trip, The (1967)
A young man drops acid in search of help with his troubled emotional life. Cast: Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg, Bruce Dern. Dir: Roger Corman. C-79 mins, , CC, Letterbox Format
3:30 AM Psych-Out (1968)
A deaf girl gets mixed up in drugs and free love while searching for her missing brother. Cast: Susan Strasberg, Dean Stockwell, Jack Nicholson. Dir: Richard Rush. C-89 mins, , Letterbox Format

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

King Kong vs Godzilla

Geeyaya! Godzilla is sleeping it off on an iceberg and wakes up
pissed. King Kong is living like a king on Kong Island. No problem
here. Some businessmen decide to kidnap Kong and pair him up with Godzilla. Big problem. Now that the election is over. Let's see how a real election would have been fought if both contestants were wearing rubber suits and had to duke it out. Not so tough, eh!?

Friday, October 31, 2008

Today on Turner Movie Classics

31 Friday
7:00 AM Festival of Shorts #11 (1998)
In The Tell-Tale Heart (1942) a man confesses to murder after being tormented by the sound of his victim's beating heart. BW-22 mins, , CC
7:30 AM Cat People (1942)
A newlywed fears that an ancient curse will turn her into a bloodthirsty beast. Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. BW-73 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS
8:50 AM Short Film: Believe It Or Not #4 (1931)
BW-8 mins,
9:00 AM Freaks (1932)
A lady trapeze artist violates the code of the side show when she plots to murder her midget husband. Cast: Wallace Ford, Olga Baclanova, Harry Earles. Dir: Tod Browning. BW-62 mins, TV-PG, CC
10:15 AM Devil Doll, The (1936)
A Devil's Island escapee shrinks murderous slaves and sells them to his victims as dolls. Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton. Dir: Tod Browning. BW-78 mins, TV-PG, CC
11:45 AM Mark Of The Vampire (1935)
Vampires seem to be connected to an unsolved murder. Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi. Dir: Tod Browning. BW-61 mins, TV-PG, CC
1:00 PM Devil Bat, The (1940)
A mad scientist trains killer bats to respond to a special scent. Cast: Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O'Brien. Dir: Jean Yarbrough. BW-68 mins, TV-PG
2:15 PM White Zombie (1932)
A zombie master menaces newlyweds on a Haitian plantation. Cast: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, John Harron. Dir: Victor Halperin. BW-67 mins, TV-PG
3:30 PM Body Snatcher, The (1945)
To continue his medical experiments, a doctor must buy corpses from a grave robber. Cast: Boris Karloff, Henry Daniell, Bela Lugosi. Dir: Robert Wise. BW-78 mins, TV-PG, CC
5:00 PM Bedlam (1946)
When an actress tries to reform an asylum, its corrupt keeper has her committed. Cast: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House. Dir: Mark Robson. BW-79 mins, TV-PG, CC
6:30 PM Ghoul, The (1933)
An ancient Egyptian returns to punish those who violated his tomb. Cast: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger. Dir: T. Hayes Hunter. BW-81 mins, TV-G, CC
8:00 PM Haunted Palace, The (1963)
After inheriting a decaying estate, a man discovers his family's deadly secret. Cast: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney, Jr.. Dir: Roger Corman. C-87 mins, , CC, Letterbox Format
9:30 PM Die, Monster, Die ! (1965)
On a trip to meet his girlfriend's family, a young man uncovers deadly secrets. Cast: Boris Karloff, Nick Adams, Freda Jackson. Dir: Daniel Haller. C-79 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format
11:00 PM Shuttered Room, The (1966)
A man takes his young wife to her family home just as a series of strange murders start. Cast: Gig Young, Carol Lynley, Oliver Reed. Dir: David Greene. C-100 mins, TV-PG, Letterbox Format
12:45 AM Dunwich Horror, The (1970)
A demonic priest uses a young innocent to help him bring banished elder gods back to Earth. Cast: Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley. Dir: Daniel Haller. C-88 mins, TV-MA, CC, Letterbox Format
2:30 AM Blood Feast (1963)
An Egyptian priest uses human sacrifice to bring back his goddess. Cast: William Kerwin, Mal Arnold, Connie Mason. Dir: Herschell Gordon Lewis. C-67 mins,
3:45 AM Two Thousand Maniacs! (1964)
Travelers stumble on a Southern town out for revenge for losing the Civil War. Cast: William Kerwin, Connie Mason, Jeffrey Allen. Dir: Herschell Gordon Lewis. C-84 mins,

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wrong Devil Doll

Hey Shawn! I owe you an apology. My write-up was totally wrong about The Black Devil Doll.
My Bad. My apologies also go out to the couple who came out last night and were upset that
there was a Muppet Movie on the screen. That was not my doing. I hope everything is OK.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Don't Tell Mom About Tonight

Oh Boy, do we have a show for you tonight.
Apparently, our jive-ass nurse can't make it so
you're all on your own. What you will see tonight will make you shudder. You will surely be changed. Use Google to find the nearest house of worship cause your gonna need it after seeing what we have lined up for you. Some of it will be nasty. Some will be very strange. You may even see your parents in situations that you never imagined. Sorry, no Barbie dolls singing Carpenters songs, but there might be a devil doll.
For about 20 odd years we've shown the DC area some twisted stuff, tonight is no exception. In celebration of us getting to the BIG 20 we present to you tonight a smorgasbord of eye tickling delights.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Black Devil Doll

This poster is most misleading.
The movie itself is a just-has-to-be-seen-to-be-believed.
If you're day....we'll show you a clip from it.
That's if you're lucky. Do you feel lucky punk!?
How bout tomorrow night? Huh!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Tonight on Turner Classic Movies

23 Thursday Tonight on Turner Classic Movies

2:00 AM World's Greatest Sinner, The (1965) A bored insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. Cast: Timothy Carey, Betty Rowland,james Farley. Dir: Timothy Carey. BW-77 mins, TV-PG

3:45 AM 200 Motels (1971) A tale of life on the road with the band Mothers of Invention. Cast: Theodore Bikel, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon. Dir: Frank Zappa, Tony Palmer. C-99 mins, TV-MA

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

One crazy mofo movie

This is one of those films that you just have to see to believe.
Words can't explain it. You must see it with us tonight.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Banned in 492 countries

Get your tickets here:
or by calling 410-276-1651

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lots of Gaffs and Laffs-Unborn and Undead

Miami Horror is perfect fodder for illogical humor.
Aliens. Hot-on-the-trail investigators. Mad German
scientists in Miami. Female human with powerful ESP that can communicate with aliens and humans. Throw all that together and you got yourself one humdinger of a movie. There is one scene in the movie that the director loved so much, he shows it to the unwilling audience TWICE. That my friend, I think is why the title of the movie serves its purpose: Miami Horror.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A Haunting Hell Chase

Eyes of Fire is a haunting tale that drags the viewer into Hell. A folk horror movie about a tribe that banishes a group into the woods where demons and unknown beasts await. The tormented woodsfolk must run for their lives and never let their guards down because there be
eyes of fire watching their every move. Why has this wrath been unleashed on them? When will it stop? Will they survive?

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A Dress with a freakish curse

The Dress is an odd gem of a film. Is the dress a blessing or a curse? It's just a dress, but something peculiar seems to happen to any woman who wears it. What is the secret of the dress? Who will wear it next? Let the wearer beware.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mystery Science 3500 Night

The WPFS presents one of their favorite comedies from down-under..its ' Hercules Returns'. A group of investors
buy an old movie house and they lose the audio portion on opening they improvise in the fashion of Mystery
Science 3000 but with an Aussie twist.

October is our official 20th anniversary and we have a big
surprise announcement coming up. Hint:

Were going Underground.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Asthma Zombies

This morning the bus was late and I ran towards the sign-in sheet.
My asthma then reminded me of the ragweed in town. I could not
catch my breath. Which brings me to our movie selection tonight:
Kung fu from Beyond the Grave.
So much happens in this film that your mind will not be able to catch up with your logic. All I can say is that when you mix black magic,
kung fu, and Count've got one hell of a show. We present it with all it's whacky glory minus the subtitles.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Pack of Wild Dogs Runs Wild

I wanted to do a whole film festival about dogs and cats in horror movies but most of them were too lame. The cats would not act right so they'd add a wild cat vocal track to emphasize a crazy cat. So I decided to go with just dogs. Wild crazy dogs. In 'The Pack' a bunch of abandoned dogs get together and terrorize a vacation
resort. The story works because this happens in real life. There's no leg humping, just flesh and bone hungry
lonely dogs running wild. WoooF!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


I can relate to the main character in this film. He is easy to please, but he keeps getting unstuck in time against his will.
A mild mannered man name Pilgrim finds himself at one time
with his loving family and then swept into the the past of WW2
or into outer space with a voluptuous centerfold model. I'm guilty of not reading Kurt Vonnegut's novel but I think directer George Roy Hill did a fine telling of this bizarre tale of uncontrolled time flux.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Forgotten 80's film..funny cause it's so un-pc

The WPFS presents a rare 80's film that's filled with stereotypes and very un-pc humor. That's right..its "Hollywood Hot Tubs. A weed teen vandalizes the famous Hollywood sign and has a choice between going to jail or joining his uncles' plumbing company. Since he feels that he is too pretty for jail, the plumbing job is the one. So what you get is a bunch of California jokes and nudity for about one hour. That's better than a peep show, Jack. Tonights doorprize is : The Love Rat (Oh Yeah Buay!)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bay o Pigs Plot to Kill Fidel Castro

Dirty Sweet Tony aka Assignment Kill Castro is a guy picture. A one man war movie. A film chock-full of stock footage of what may have been real footage of the Bay of Pigs Invasion. The producers decided to make it more manly by adding deadly bar fights, animal wrestling, and a sex scene with a woman. Well anyways, this film is about a man who was in on the botched Bay of Pigs Invasion and he wants to finish the job.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Dracula had a dog!

I remember sitting in a dark movie house and during the
coming attractions a voice said," Dracula had a Dog!"
The audience howled. Well turned out to be an OK film. That is why the WPFS is presenting it in all its canine glory at the Arlington Cinema Drafthouse on Colombia Pike. The screening is free and showtime is 8:30p.m.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Best of Microcinefest

Hey Kids! An action-packed film festival known to knock your socks off.

The Best of Microcinfest

Hey Kids! Come on out to one of the best film festivals in the D.C. area.

Very rare and last apperance by Vincent Price

The WPFS present' Escapes' , one of Vincent Price's
last staring roles. In the vein of shows like 'The Twilight Zone' he plays the host disguised as a mailman who delivers a mysterious VHS tape. Is this tape a gateway to horror? You'll find out the hard way.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dirty Nasty Cartoon Sex

Volere Volare ! Ah! Male fantasies. Mysterious women. Freaky sex. The male main character of this film gets to experience this while slowly turning into a fully animated cartoon character with full male genitalia.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Alan Alda and Poultrygeist

Hey Kids! Get your freak on this week. On Wed. you can visit us at the Drafthouse for Alan Alda's performance in 'To Kill a Clown' and then you can high-tail it over to The Cinema Arts Theatre in Fairfax, Va. on Thursday July 17 for 'Poultrygeist' with your hosts Count Gore and Lloyd Kaufman. I need a ride out there, so if you can give me a life, drop me a line.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Trippy sci-Fi

All I can say is that this is one trippy sci-fi animated film.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

One of the best sci-fi movies....evar!

Ah! I have such sweet memories of this crazy flick. It was one of the last movies that I saw at the drive-in with my parents. Good times. Good times. 'The Night has a 1000 Eyes' was blaring out of the grey speaker and John Wayne was next with 'Big Jake'. So
now it's been years and The WPFS presents 'The Green Slime'
in all its gooey wonder. It still has the best rockingest bitcheness
theme song of all time.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Another Cinematic Jaw-Dropping Event

Extra Extra Read all about it! Outer spaced alien comes down to Earth to teach
hoodrats a lesson in astrophysics.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bloody soap opera musical

Oh Boy!' Night of the Bloody Transplant' is one of those films
that just has to be seen. It's incredible. It's one-of-a-kind. It's
a mess, but a dark and seedy mess, that becomes a jaw-dropping
unintentional comedy of horrors. A doctor screws up a heart transplant because of his nutty brother-in-law. Just why is this
neighborhood doctor performing a heart transplant any way?
Huh! Oh! Well, anyways.....there's dancing..jukebox music..
slow pan-outs to nowhere...and an actual live footage of a real
heart transplant to make you bark and squeal. Oh Yeah,
there's an article about us in this weeks Georgetowner newspaper:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Euthanasia is the comedy of the Elderly

Hey gang! We've got another forgotten great film from the 80's.
It's one of Katherine Hepburns final films...'Grace Quigley'.Believe it or not but this is a comedy about euthanasia. Kate plays an elderly woman who doesn't want to die in an old folks home. She witnesses
a killing by a hitman and decides on going out via a hit. She enlists several of her other elderly friends to go out with a bang but the hitman, doesn't agree. The hitman is played by Nick Nolte.
This movie has 2 endings and I don't want to spoil it by talking about it. Just see it.

Friday, June 06, 2008

The Psycho's

With all that's been going on, I forgot to send out the call-for-entries
for our Psycho Awards. Usually, we host them in the Summer, but
there isn't enough time. All the schools are out and most of the good stuff comes from fresh minds. So, I guess we'll have to set Fall/Winter date for them. Check here for more details.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


The June 4th show was canceled last night due to a power outage along Columbia Pike.
We will re-schedule 'Light Year' at a later date.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Coming Attractions

The WPFS Presents:
The Sofa King Sweet
Sweet Bad-ass Film
Festival. Part One!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

My How Strange.

The Strangeness is one of those films that if they had a better budget, it would have been a greater film. Despite it's poor lighting, The Strangeness is a fun, man- against-the- unknown movie. Explorers enter a cave where some kind of evil monster lurks.
As usual, they are not prepared for what they'll face
and the doom drum starts beating the moment they enter the cave.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mean Ole Cuss

Hey Folks. Tonights film is designated to all you mothers out there.
To add spice to the bite, it's in French with English subtitles.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Tag! You're IT!

It! One of the bestest monsters to come out of monsterdom.
Even by todays standards, the creature has a stark-raving mad monster look to it. The kind of look that says...."RUN!" So imagine being stuck on a spaceship with IT? YIKES! We present It to you in all its Black and White glory....It! The Terror from Beyond Space.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hot Dang! It's the Cat

Oh boy! This is one of those films that has to be seen by everyone. It's just that out-of-this-world.
A space cat, a female space alien , and a funky mean space monster. What more could you ask for.
Did I mention, the cat and dog kung-fu fight?