Friday, February 26, 2016

Screenings in the Bay (Friday to Sunday)

Happy Friday guys! It's almost the end of the month, which means the last Sunday of the month is almost here... and that means the second ever Video Vortex will be screening in just a couple of days! But for those who want something cool to play tonight, check out Midnites for Manics, which will be a triple feature happening, for the first time, at the Drafthouse. But that's not all this weekend has in store; it's also surprisingly musical, but you must read on.

Summer School (1987)
Friday 26th @ 8pm (1hr 27min)
Cult film/ Teen (Google)
"Apathetic gym teacher Freddy Shoop (Mark Harmon) is ready to take the summer off in Hawaii, but he's forced to either teach summer-school English or risk losing his tenure. Now he's stuck teaching a group of unmotivated students as disappointed to be stuck in school over the summer as he is. But with the help of a friendly history teacher (Kirstie Alley), Shoop is at least learning how to act the part of supportive mentor and perhaps even learning something about himself as well."

Ski School (1990)
Friday 26th @ ~10pm (1hr 35min)
Comedy (IMDB)
"Dave Marshak (Dean Cameron) and his friends are a pack of highly skilled skiers and devoted party animals. On the slopes, they are known as "Section 8." But their reputation is at risk when a ski school of snobs -- headed by pompous and preppy Reid Janssens (Mark Thomas Miller) -- shows up looking to win the end-of-season downhill competition. Now, the stakes have never been higher because, if Section 8 is beaten, they'll lose more than bragging rights. They'll also lose their jobs."

Rockula (1990)
Friday 26th @ ~12am 
Comedy/ Horror/ Musical
"Ralph (Dean Cameron) is a sexually frustrated vampire who suffers from a peculiar curse. He's condemned for eternity to watch his one true love, Mona (Tawny Fere), be murdered by a ham bone. Now it's 1990, and Ralph is determined to break the cycle of reincarnation and death. But, before he can think about saving Mona's life, his first order of business is winning her affections. He does that by starting Rockula -- a rock band that's sure to stake a claim on her heart."

Video Vortex

Bloodstream (1985)
Sunday 28th @ 10pm (1hr17min)
Horror (IMDB)
"This is the movie that you were never meant to see. Shot on Super 8 in the back alleys of London and completely unreleased to this day, BLOODSTREAM is the DAVID HOLZMAN’S DIARY of D.I.Y. trash-horror. When filmmaker Alistair’s latest slasher -- also called BLOODSTREAM -- is rejected by a scumbag producer, all seems lost. But when Alistair finds out that the rejection was a ruse to cut him out of the profits, he does what any self-respecting weirdo would do -- he dons a skull mask, calls himself The Angel Of Death, and embarks on a revenge-fueled bloodbath!!"

Midnight Movies
Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Saturday 27th @ 11:55pm (1hr 40min)
Comedy/ Musical/Horror (IMDB)
"In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named 'Rocky.'"

Phantom of the Paradise(1974)
Friday 26th @ 10:30pm (1hr 32min)
Thriller/ Indie (Google)
"After record producer Swan (Paul Williams) steals the music of songwriter Winslow Leach (William Finley) and gives it to one of his bands, Leach sneaks into Swan's offices. Catching Leach, Swan frames him for dealing drugs, which lands him in prison. After Leach breaks out and again attempts to sabotage Swan's empire, an accident crushes his face. Leach then dons a costume and becomes the Phantom, intent on ruining Swan while saving singer Phoenix (Jessica Harper) from a terrible fate."


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