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