Tagged: Frank Henenlotter

Spectacle Shriek Show!!

Can your heart stand 12 solid hours of total terror? Can you bear witness to horrors you’ll never forget?

Join Spectacle Theater for the 1st annual Spectacle Shriek Show

October 29th, Noon – Midnight!

8 features! Treats, scares, and surprises!

Trailer compilations provided by MATT D. of Forbidden Planet and Horrorboobs!!

Only 25, handmade tickets available!

Only 5 tickets left!!!

$25/each! Bring blankets, pillows, coffee mugs, and heart medicine as you settle in for the most frightening marathon in the city!

SPECTOBER culminates in a crescendo of unrelenting nightmares!

Tickets available at the theater during regular hours beginning Saturday, October 15th! (Schedule of films announced on the 28th.)

555 // Wally Koz // 1988 // courtesy of Massacre Video

A hippie killer with a sex-fueled, murderous bloodlust is on a rampage and he’s brutally murdering innocent young couples! A nationwide trend of killings with the same m.o. happens to catch the eyes of Detective Haller and Sergeant Connor. Every …five years, within five days of each other, the killer strikes! Now it’s up to Haller and Connor to find out who is behind these grisly murders. Who is this crazed, blood thirsty hippie? And more importantly, what is the significance of the third ‘five’?

Written by Roy Koz and directed by Wally Koz, this rare SOV splatter-classic has recently been given the royal treatment by Massacre Video with a DVD, special edition DVD, and an already eBay fodder clamshell.

http://massacrevideo.com/

I BURY THE LIVING // Albert Band // 1958

A new caretaker at the Immortal Hill Cemetery begins to believe he holds the power of life and death in his hands. Is it merely coincidence or are sinister forces at work?

A tense and atmospheric descent into madness starring Richard Boone (the voice of Smaug in the Rankin & Bass version of The Hobbit from 1977) and directed by Albert Band (Ghoulies II).

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCbWma91RKg

KILLING SPREE// Tim Ritter // 1987 // courtesy of Camp Motion Pictures/Alternative Cinema

Tom Russo (Asbestos Felt) has begun to suspect his wife of cheating. So he takes to the streets to get revenge in a myriad of horrible ways. No one is safe!

Tim Ritter is infamous for his outrageous, low-budget horror films including Creep, Wicked Games and Truth or Dare. His 1987 feature Killing Spree (1987) wallows in extreme violence, insanity and gore-soaked depravity. Part Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer and part Pieces, it’s a no-holds-barred glimpse into the mind of a paranoid schizophrenic and bloodthirsty psychopath – presented uncut and uncensored.

http://www.alternativecinema.com/

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3c1RNzs5RU

THE TAINT // Drew Bolduc & Dan Nelson // 2010 // courtesy of the filmmakers.

The water is tainted. THE TAINT poisons the minds of men. It turns them into raging misogynists: monsters who want nothing more than to KILL WOMEN. When society is transformed into a land of sadistic violence and horrible brutality, it is up to Phil OʼGinny and his female friend, Misandra, to combat the horrible evil that is “THE TAINT”.

The low-budget independent film was made in Richmond, VA with the help of many incredibly talented local artists and Virginia Commonwealth University students. It is a testament to guerilla style filmmaking and a great example of what can be accomplished outside of the studio system with very little money.

http://www.taintmovie.com/

Trailer (NSFW): http://vimeo.com/14400021

DARK NIGHT OF THE SCARECROW // Frank De Felitta // 1981 // courtesy of VCI Entertainment

When young Marylee Williams (Tonya Crowe) is found viciously mauled, all hell breaks loose in her small rural town. Officious postmaster Otis P. Hazelrigg (Charles Durning) leads a gang of bigots in pursuit of the suspect: her mentally challenged friend Bubba Ritter (Larry Drake). Finding him hiding inside a scarecrow, they exact brutal mob “justice”…only to discover a tragic mistake! Now a strange apparition stalks the land seeking each of them out, as the legend of the Scarecrow begins.

This once lost, made-for-tv creepfest has been newly restored and is available on DVD and Blu-Ray from VCI Entertainment.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzJNgerwCdo

HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: THE GODFATHER OF GORE // Frank Henenlotter // 2010 // courtesy of Something Weird Video

Take an outrageous ride through this wild world of exploitation films with this thoroughly entertaining documentary, HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS – THE GODFATHER OF GORE! Featuring cult director John Waters, Drive-In Movie Critic Joe Bob Briggs, Herschell Gordon lewis himself and a “cast of thousands,” you’ll witness the innocent bare-naked era of Nudie-Cuties before Lewis schocked the world with “Blood Feast,” the first ever gore film! But that’s not all – Lewis conrinued to assault audiences with such retro campy classics as “She-Devils on Wheels,” “Blast-Off Girls,” “Just for the hell of It, “Two Thousand Maniacs!” and the incredible “Wizard of Gore!” Experience a decade of motion madness – with tons of clips, rare outtakes testimony from the people who were there, and a rabid sense of humor – as HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS – THE GODFATHER OF GORE leaves you laughing and screaming at the most amazing motion pictures to ever play American Movie theaters!

Available on DVD/Blu-Ray from the fine folks at Something Weird!

http://www.somethingweird.com/

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPRq77KmcUM

TALES FROM THE QUADEAD ZONE // Chester Novell Turner // 1987

Following “Black Devil Doll from Hell” Chester Novell Turner made one more foray into the exciting world of SOV horror. Tales from the Quadead Zone is that film. Shirley L. Jones returns to star in this three story anthology. As she reads each tale of terror from the tome to her ghostly son Bobby, the events unfold before her each more baffling than the last. Join us for an experience you won’t soon forget. Far and away one of the rarest tapes around, Spectacle is proud to have this as part of our first Shriek Show.

DEEP RED // Dario Argento // 1975

A music teacher witnesses the grisly death of a psychic and becomes obsessed with trying to find the killer.

The 5th film written and directed by Dario Argento is filled with untrustworthy characters, red herrings, stylized violence, and a fantastic Goblin score. At times, cited as the best giallo ever made, Deep Red is as beautiful as it is ghastly.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62YqwaSMN4E

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Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather Of Gore @ Anthology Film Archives

I just wanted to extend a sincere thanks to everybody who came out this past Friday for the Bad Biology Blu-ray release party with Frank Henenlotter and Anthony Sneed.  It was a total success with plenty smiles abound, but none bigger than mine.

Here’s a little taste of what you missed…

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But don’t fret you can show your love for Frank this coming weekend at the Anthology Film Archives by attending a screening of his newest project Herschell Gordon Lewis: The Godfather Of Gore.  If you like Franks work, you’ll dig Herschell’s too.

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It’s all part of a Herschell Gordon Lewis retrospective which features not only the documentary, but also screenings of a bunch of his films!

Heres all the info…

HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: THE GODFATHER OF GORE

March 10 – March 13

Throughout the 1950s and 60s, literally hundreds of American filmmakers journeyed into the realm of Exploitation. There was money to be made then from cheap movies, and the result was a vast sea of no-budget flicks pushing either cars, monsters, killers, or supple skin. Very few of these films rose above the norm of the time, and far fewer actually tried to reinvent a seemingly fixed genre. Herschell Gordon Lewis and producer David F. Friedman knew that staying ahead of the game was the best way to make a buck, and, thanks to the combination of their ambition and their skewed minds, they ended up blazing a trail for independent cinema that America hasn’t seen the likes of since.
To celebrate the release of HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: THE GODFATHER OF GORE, Anthology offers up a special program of rarely-screened H.G. Lewis films, which represent just a few of his absolutely madcap takes on Exploitation Cinema.
This program is presented with Something Weird Video. All descriptions are by Mike Hunchback (Freedom School Records). Special thanks to Mike Hunchback, Frank Henenlotter, Mike Vraney & Lisa Petrucci (Something Weird Video), and Eric Caidin (Hollywood Book and Poster Company).

On Friday, March 11, Frank Henenlotter and Joe Bob Briggs will be here to present the 7:00 screening of HERSCHELL GORDON LEWIS: THE GODFATHER OF GORE!

Upcoming Screenings

Try to make it out on Friday night at say high to Frank and Joe!

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Frank Henenlotter Signing Friday! T-Shirts revealed!

Less than 24 hours left before Frank Henenlotter and Anthony Sneed grace Forbidden Planet with their presence.

Here’s a sneak peek at the limited edition Basket Case and Bad Biology shirts…

Hope to see you tomorrow!

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Frank Henenlotter Signing @ Forbidden Planet 3/4/11

In celebration of Media Blasters’ release of Frank Henenlotter’s Bad Biology on Blu-ray, Forbidden Planet is proud to present an in-store event of epic proportions.  New York’s favorite exploitation horror director, Frank Henenlotter (Frankenhooker, Brain Damage, the Basket Case trilogy) and Bad Biology star Anthony Sneed will be appearing at Forbidden Planet NYC on Friday March 4th at 7PM to meet fans, sign autographs, and enlighten us to the wonders of underground cinema.  To sweeten the deal there will be limited edition t-shirts specially made for this event and only available at Forbidden Planet.  Did somebody say surprise guests? Yes, I just did.  So make sure to come down to Forbidden Planet and show Frank and the crew some love!

One more time…

A Frank Henenlotter Celebration with surprise guests and limited edition merchandise.

Friday March 4th 7PM

@ Forbidden Planet NYC

840 Broadway Manhattan, NY

www.fpnyc.com

212 473 1576

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Junk Food Dinner

Met an awesome dude named Mark last week who works on a podcast called
Junk Food Dinner.

Junk Food Dinner is a weekly podcast devoted to cult films, hosted by
three self proclaimed nerds.

Each episode is filled with “Nerd News” covering the type of current
events Daily Planet readers would appreciate, an overview of the weeks
DVD releases and of course film reviews.

When I saw the list of amazing unappreciated genre flicks that they
cover I knew that I could get behind this. They really cover
everything! You’ll hate yourself for not knowing about underground
classics like Terror Vision or Forbidden Zone and you’ll be curious
about flicks that literally deserve to be buried underground like
Samurai Cop and Rockula. On occasion they have guests like Alex
Winter, Frank Henenlotter, and Josh Schafer from Lunchmeat magazine, (issue number 5 is currently available at our online store).

So if you are even remotely interested in psychotic cinema and know
how to work a computer make sure to drop by their site and have a
listen to some honest opinions from some knowledgeable nerds.

So I guess what I’m trying to get at is… HAVE ME AS A GUEST ON THE SHOW!!!

Click the picture below for a link to the current podcast.

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