Come out to one of the 3 screenings of The Deadly Spawn at Brooklyn’s Spectacle Theater. The first one is tonight with and intro and Q&A session with director Douglas McKeown.
THE DEADLY SPAWN
a/k/a: RETURN OF THE ALIEN’S DEADLY SPAWN
Dir. by Douglas McKeown, 1983
USA, 78 mins.
In English.PRESENTED IN HD
FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND – 9:30PM (with director Douglas McKeown live intro/Q&A!)
SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH – 7:30PM
SUNDAY, MARCH 18TH – 9:30PM (with producer/writer Ted Bohus live intro/Q&A!)
What first appears to be a meteorite crashing to Earth proves to be far worse for the campers who find it when they’re suddenly attacked by the parasitic alien worms who came along for the ride. The alien makes it way to town and sets to devouring any and everyone in sight. Can a team of teens figure out how to stop them before they make a meal of the entire planet?
Originally conceived by inpart by artist Tim Hildebrandt who designed the original STAR WARS poster art, THE DEADLY SPAWN is a throwback to classic 50’s invasion flicks with the added bonus of 80’s exploitation tropes and plenty of gore. Made on an estimated budget $25,000 and opening the same week as EVIL DEAD the film managed to pull in over $300,000 on it’s opening weekend. A favorite among gorehounds and sci-fi nerds alike.