This weekend at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema get SuperTrashed with cult connoisseur Jacques Boyreau for a screening of the psychotronic Shatner classic Impulse!
Fri April 17th and Sat April 18th at Midnight
Impulse @ Nitehawk Cinema
136 Metropolitan Avenue
SuperTrash presents the dark side of William Shatner in 1974’s IMPULSE.
In Impluse, The Shat perfs a very touchy cat, Matt Stone, a matricide survivor who’s become a honeymoon slayer. Forever cuckoo’ed by his trauma, Shatner plays the role like Hamlet — if Ham was a prism of Sonny Chiba, Robert Goulet, and Dracula‘s Renfield. Impulse is breezy and sleazy, like easy-listening grindhouse with an immaculate 70’s vibe. William Grefe directs exploitation with–shall we say–seriousness, as seen in other Grefe works like Stanley and The Hooked Generation. Perhaps the real-dealio credit belongs to writer Tony Crechales, who was definitely on a psychodrama bender having previously penned The Killing Kind and So Evil, My Sister.
Presenting Impulse is a SuperTrash pleasure for curator-author Jacques Boyreau and designer Joe Niem–with thanks to archivist Scott Moffett. For the curious and cogently unhinged, we include a gallery of SuperTrash legacy, representing museum shows, books, underground cellars, and upcoming web commerce…Pig in and dig out…!
Forbidden Planet is a “proud” sponsor of the 15th annual TromaDance!
The TromaDance Selection Committee is please to announce the final schedule for the 15th annual TromaDance Film Festival to be held for the first time in New York City at the PaperboxNYC (17 Meadow St, Brooklyn 11206) on the 27th and 28th of June.
The schedule, which celebrates Tro-mazing independent films from all around the world, is proud to host the world premiere of Finnish director CHRZU’s ‘Nightsatan and the Loops of Doom’, the New York premiere of the vampire festival favourite ‘Chimeres’ directed by Olivier Begiun and a special screening to wet your cannibal appetite of’Evil Feed’ directed by Kimani Ray Smith.
With 38 shorts and 4 features across a wide range of genres, there is something for every lover of independent cinema! But don’t just believe us, check out the tro-mazing line up and come see for yourself! The best part is, it’s FREE!
And don’t forget about the after party, featuring local bands ‘Dawn of Humans’, ‘Hellbent Hooker’, ‘Mannequin Pussy’ and ‘Netherlands’. Our first year in New York City is going to be our best year yet!
Stay tuned to the Official TromaDance website and Troma Facebook page for more surprise announcements! Mark June 27th and 28th on your calendar and come celebrate this milestone year with us at the Paper Box in Brooklyn, NY for what will surely be a Tro-Mazing week-end of independent art!
The Paper Box is located at 17 Meadow St, New York, NY 11206
I’m probably most excited about Science Team, the new flick from the madmen behind FP fave The Taint.
See you there!
Not only is it May and it’s 45 degrees outside and raining in New York (shivers of excitement in anticipation of cozy/anxious Twin Peaks watching later), the weather has met in complete conjunction with how it will be on the day that this new book releases at the Brooklyn Book Fest in September…shivers of anticipation and sweaty palms….
This Sunday, April 21st at Public Assembly in Williasmburg its the 2nd annual BROOKLYN ZINE FEST! Come out and support bright self publishing folks who all look like they could use a shower!
This Friday, August 12th, Lunchmeat VHS Fanzine and Horror Boobs bring you:
“Food So Good, It Tastes Just Like Mom Used To …”
We’re back at the Spectacle in August for another choice cut of rare meat! On Friday August 12, 2011 Lunchmeat VHS Fanzine & Horror Boobs present: Lunchmeat Live Vol. 2 – Blood Diner. The Spectacle Theatre is located at 124 South 3rd & Bedford Ave in Brooklyn. Show starts at midnight.
And from the IMDB page:
Two cannibals/health food diner owners are on a wacky quest to restore life to the five million year old goddess Shitaar. Aided by their uncle’s brain and penis, the two set about getting the required parts – virgins, assorted body parts from whores, and the ingredients for a “blood buffet”. Their adversaries are the police: the chief with a Russian accent, the “player” detective, and the new Yorker with an Australian accent.
Coming to Brooklyn this Sunday July 10th, Wild Eye Releasing and Nitehawk Cinema present an event to sate the needs of any film freak. This ain’t no retro throw back, this is the real deal! Put your life on pause and prepare to Destroy All VHS! Not literally, I hope… but you never know what might happen after a few drinks.
Destroy All VHS is a one of a kind event celebrating the greatest home video format ever invented… VHS! At 10 PM the Play Button is pressed and the fun begins. First your eyes will be treated to tons of trailers and home movies, then a VCR demonstration by every Videovore’s favorite VHS magazine, Lunchmeat, followed by a sexy/scary clip show by the Horror Boobs.
To top it off- a showing of Friday The 13th The Orphan! If there was one reason to attend, it would be to catch this rare (never available on your schmancy DVD or Blew-ray format) forgotten classic. All screened straight from the VCR so you can revel in the fuzz, blips, grain, scratches and screeches. And if you got a problem with the way it looks get up there and fix the tracking yourself!
Did I mention that the Nitehawk Cinema rules?! Well if I haven’t yet I did just now. The theater’s located in Williamsburg Brooklyn just a few blocks off the Bedford Avenue L train stop. That’s only one stop out of the city, giving you Manahattanites no real excuse. They have a full bar and restaurant so you can get your drank and chomp on. And the icing on the cake? A VHS Museum, so you can soak in that beautiful Big Box art like a true trash connoisseur.
But wait there’s EVEN more…
Both Lunchmeat and Horror Boobs will have a merch table with magazines, T-Shirts, buttons, and most importantly TAPES!!! I will personally be bringing a slew of crazy rare stuff for trade and sale. Trades are obviously preferred!!!
One more time…
Destroy All VHS
Sunday July 10th, 10 PM
136 Metropolitan Ave
See you there!
This Saturday June 25th at midnight, everybody’s favorite cult film podcast Junk Food Dinner presents another lost classic at Brooklyn’s Spectacle Theater. This time around we are treated to Mike B. Anderson’s 1986 Alone in the T-Shirt Zone. If you like weird flicks this is a must, trust me.
They are also gonna have some sweet T-Shirts available.
Here are the details one more time.
Junk Food Dinner presents:
Alone In The T-Shirt @ The Spectacle Theater
Saturday June 25th, Midnight
124 South 3rd Street, between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street.
Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
Check out the new music video by Fresh Kills.
Lead lip sync-er Zachary Lipez is a good friend of mine, and the store for that matter.
Read more about his rock star lifestyle in the book Please Take Me Off The Guest List or buy a drink off him at Beauty Bar Brooklyn. Make sure to tip big.
Those who say Godzilla is all about destruction, feast your eyes on this!
Artist Boris Rasin’s Godzilla Does Right shows the big guy pitching in. Even if hes not the best house painter, at least he gives it his best.
Godzilla Does Right is currently on view at NURTUREart as part of the group show Blood, Sweat, and Tears: the Work of Art and Tragedy.
Blood, Sweat, and Tears: the Work of Art and Tragedy, curated by Krista Saunders and Project Curate, a group of high school students.
The show is up from June 3 through June 24.
NURTUREart is located at 910 Grand Street in Brooklyn, NY.
The show is centered around the idea of modern natural disaster and renewal. The Godzilla piece takes the Japanese symbol of destruction and puts him to good use, fixing up the gallery with a somewhat sloppy paint job. The sculpture, made from insulation foam, expanding foam and other materials stands at 6’2″. The white paint Godzilla uses is glossier than the paint on the wall, creating the illusion of a fresh coat of paint. Being a little clumsy, he has a bit of white paint splattered on his hands and body.
The best part is this piece is actually for sale! I wish I had the scratch for it, cause my place could really use a fresh coat of paint.
Here are a few links to some of Boris’ other work…
A month after the Big Apple Con, spotlighting Wizard Entertainment we’re going to have another comics related convention, this time celebrating the comic creators of Brooklyn! Sweet.
Via press release, King Con will feature such creators as Brian Wood, Dean Haspiel, Molly Crabapple, and Al Jaffe. There is a ton more.
The convention is being held Nov. 7-8 at the Brooklyn Lyceum, which, I’ve never heard of because I live in Manhattan. (I’ve been saying for years how I want to move to Brooklyn–just haven’t yet). Regardless, apparently the Brooklyn Lyceum is a one-hundred year old bath house.
“The lack of a Brooklyn based comic convention always surprised me,” says writer, artist, and convention co-organizer Mike Zagari. “Now with KING CON, Brooklyn’s flourishing and emerging writers and artists finally have an event to call their own!” With its close proximity to the subway, and its stunning, raw space, the building intends to do just that. Located in a century-old NYC Public Bath house turned event and performance space along a formerly rough and tumble industrial stretch of Fourth Avenue, the Lyceum has been, since 2000, a venue for emerging and well-established talent. Past showcases have included Jose Gonzalez, The Polyphonic Spree, The Dresden Dolls, Yo La Tengo, Fiona Apple and French folk singer Krystle Warren.
Seems like its going to be a great time, and a pretty cool venue, which I always appreciate, because I can’t stand bland venues (see the Javitz Center).