Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A circus of bad taste

'Blood Sucking Freaks' is a  jagged road to depravity. A film that stains the brain. You keep saying to yourself, "Huh!?" No matter how bad it gets, you still watch because it's a fantastic mess of misogyny. Women kept in cages become cannibalistic. A woman's fair bottom is used for a dart board. Sounds naughty doesn't it? It is, but at the same time it's played all tongue and cheek. How could this happen? Well, it seems that there is a very strange show in town and it is run by 2 very sadistic men. Beware of their strange invitations or else you become part of the show. As a matter of fact, anyone who watches....becomes part of the show...and you know what that means?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sweet Death

 Whenever we screen a movie with major stars some one comes along and says: "I thought you guys only show  bad movies?" My usual response is "We show movies of peculiar interest."

Grace Quigley  falls into that category. It features Katherine Hepburn in one of her final roles. It's a story about a proud woman who doesn't want to die old and feeble. She wants to die with both guns blasting away, so she blackmails a hit-man into snuffing her out. She's very thoughtful because she adds her friends to the list of death. Like the film 'Harold and Maude', 
it handles the subject of aging and dying with comedy and warmth.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

NO SHow Tonight

Here's a reminder that there will be no screening tonight. The Passenger and The Warehouse will be closed.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Our January schedule

Happy New Year!

The Passenger and The Warehouse will be closed on the 4th so they will be no screening from us.

Jan 11 Night of the Bloody Apes (1969) dir. Rene Cordona Jr.
This is basically the directors remake of his earlier film 'Doctor of Doom' so he ups this one up with more female flesh and stock footage of an actual open heart surgery. The plot is about a babelicious female wrestler who is bummed out about her career in wrestling. A mad doctor wants to create a super wrestler so he attempts an ape to human heart transplant. Like with any mad doctor situations something goes wrong and the next thing you know..there's an ape-like creature gouging out eyeballs in the hood.

Jan.18 Grace Quigley (1984) dir. Anthony Harvey
Katherine Hepburn and Nick Nolte star in this dark comedy about euthanasia.."Say What!" Euthanasia! OMG!...OH it's a comedy. Carry on."
Katherine realizes that she doesn't want to end up old and fuzzled so she blackmails Nick Nolte into killing not just her, but her friends. Isn't that sweet. Now they can go out in blaze and glory.

Jan. 25 Blood Sucking Freaks (1976) dir. Joel M Reed
I remember seeing this at the Town Theater which is now the Woman's Museum. Two wino's were so intrigued by it that they didn't want go to the men's  room. Anyways, what intrigued them was this dark film of misogynist depravity. A poor man's Grand Guignol played out by 2 men who kidnap woman and turn them into savages. It's a comedy.