This week we're in for two new titles (sort of), two mini film festivals, a sleazy pick introduced by a professional, and a flea market!
Overlord is the big new movie coming out this week, with early screenings this Thursday. It's being joined by a film I've almost given up hope of ever seeing; Death House! Apparently, it hit limited theatres months ago and is now making its way onto VOD for the rest of the non-LA work to see it. The iconic roster of this film is legendary and it was co-written by Gunnar Hansen, so my eyes definitely widened when I saw this name finally come up.
On Wednesday, the Alamo Drafthouse welcomes Joel Shepard, a man with an extensive collection and encyclopedic knowledge of sleaze, to the stage to introduce The Wild Pussycat for Weird Wednesday. This isn't a film you'll get to see too often on the big screen, so stay up and learn something about the smutty side of film history.
Then on Sunday, the Savage People's third annual Punk Metal Flea Market returns to the bay area and we will be there manning the Overlook Theatre/Overlook Hour/Unnamed Footage Festival table! Come by and talk found footage horror or indie movies with us :) You'll get to check out a gaggle of DIY artists and hear some live music too. A solid way to spend a Sunday if you ask me.
Opening This Week
Early Screenings Thursday 8th (1hr 49min)
Opens Friday 9th
Action/ Horror/ Mystery (IMDB)
With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that's crucial to the invasion's success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen.
VOD Tuesday 6th (1hr 35min)
During an exclusive tour, a power breakdown inside a secret prison known as the Death House sends two agents fighting through a labyrinth of horrors while being pursued by a ruthless army of roaming inmates. As they fight to escape, the agents push toward the lowest depths of the facility where they learn a supernatural group of evil beings are their only chance for survival.
Monday 5th @ 10:40pm (1hr 25min)
Tammy is kidnapped and led to a life of senseless violence and murder by her bisexual companions.
Tuesday 6th @ 10:35pm (1hr 29min)
Horror (Rotten Tomatoes)
A weather-beaten old fisherman tells an ancient tale of betrayal and death to fascinated children as they huddle together by their campfire. As a piece of driftwood in a child's hand glows with spectral light an eerie fog envelops the bay, and from it's midst emerge dripping demonic victims of a century old shipwreck...seeking revenge against a small California coastal town.
Wednesday 7th @ 10:15pm (1hr 28min)
Nadia arrives with her white cat to collect a diary that belonged to her dead sister, Vera. From it Nadia learns of her sister's demise. Vera falls in love with Nick, a callous pimp who forces her to make love to an old lecher, and to satisfy a voyeur Nick has her commit sodomy. The disillusioned Vera is spurned by Nick when she discovers that she is pregnant, and, wandering the streets, she is killed by a car. Bent on revenge, Nadia lures the unsuspecting Nick to her villa, where he is drugged and chained in a secluded cell. He is forced to watch Nadia make love to her boyfriend, a delivery boy, and Nick's girl friend. Frustrated, Nick is driven nearly mad observing the bizarre scene--until Nadia suddenly enters the cell and castrates him.
Presented by sleaze connoisseur Joel Shepard
Presented by the Super Shangri-La Show
& Golden Rake Records
Thursday 8th @ 7pm
SEE the World Premiere of Michael Lucas's GO BABY GO!...OR GO TO HELL (1992)
HEAR and SEE 3 bands..
The Rantouls, Whateverglades and The Teutonics LIVE!!
WITNESS the FIRST SNEAK PEEK at the upcoming MUMMIES movie with director Jim Granato
THEN....BE ASTONISHED by Jon Bastian's new documentary...
San Francisco's first and only Rock'n'Roll Movie: CRIME 1978 !
* AND a Record Swap in the lobby!
Saturday 10th @ 1pm
Please join us at the Castro Theatre to see a program of short films made by our members. You’ll be invited to vote for the best films and the top voted films will receive budgets for future projects! Your participation will help us decide which filmmakers should receive funding! Following the screening, there will be an After Party in the theatre mezzanine where we’ll be toasting the filmmakers, mingling, talking about our next projects, and announcing the winners! We’d love to see you there! Be sure to purchase a Festival Pass if you’d like to attend the party. Annual members of Scary Cow receive one free Festival Pass to every screening that they are a member.