It's another busy week in the theatres of the bay area, and I couldn't be more excited!
Our first announcement is more of a bluray Tuesday thing, but Momo: The Missouri Monster hits DVD this Friday. It's the latest addition to the Small Town Monsters repertoire and it features some of the best creature design I've seen from them so far. You can preorder a copy today from SmallTownMonsters.com.
Rob Zombie's latest 3 From Hell will be screening for three nights in select theatres and each night has a different perk associated with it. I'm actually pretty excited despite my expectations being in the dirt after 31... Anyway, Monday's screening comes with an exclusive poster, Tuesday's comes with a bumper sticker designed by Zombie and the movies will be accompanied by a behind the scenes documentary of the making of 3FH, and Wednesday will be a double feature with The Devil's Rejects. Get tickets at FathomEvents.com.
This week also features a Super Shangri-La Show double feature, an Art House Theatre Day screening of a movie that's not coming out for a couple weeks, and a Peter Bogdanovich double feature hosted by Midnites for Maniacs. Read on for details.
Opening This Week
On DVD Friday 20th (1hr 22min)
The hair-covered, three-toed monstrosity was said to have prowled the forests of "Star Hill" near Louisiana, Missouri during the summer of 1972 where it was seen by terrified citizens for weeks.
Monday 16th @ 7pm (1hr 51min)
Tuesday 17th @ 7pm
Wednesday 18th @ 7pmHorror (IMDB)
First there was House of 1000 Corpses. Then there was The Devil's Rejects. Now, from writer/director Rob Zombie comes the next blood-soaked chapter in the most violent crime saga in history... 3 From Hell.
All three screenings will be of the unrated cut
Monday to Wednesday (1hr 42min)
Drama/ Thriller (IMDB)
MONOS, Alejandro Landes' third feature, is a survivalist saga set on a remote mountain in Latin America. The film tracks a young group of soldiers and rebels -- bearing names like Rambo, Smurf, Bigfoot, Wolf and Boom-Boom -- who keep watch over an American hostage, Doctora (Julianne Nicholson). The teenage commandos perform military training exercises by day and indulge in youthful hedonism by night, an unconventional family bound together under a shadowy force know only as The Organization. After an ambush drives the squadron into the jungle, both the mission and the intricate bonds between the group begin to disintegrate. Order descends into chaos and within MONOS the strong begin to prey on the weak in this vivid, cautionary fever-dream.
Tuesday 17th @ 10:20pm (1hr 36min)
Comedy/ Horror/ Sci-Fi (Rotten Tomatoes)
The sleepy town of Wheelsy could be any small town in America -- somewhat quaint and gentle, peopled with friendly folks who mind their own business. But just beneath the surface charm, something unnamed and evil has arrived...and is growing. No one seems to notice as telephone poles become clogged with missing pet flyers, or when one of the town's richest citizens, Grant, begins to act strangely. But when farmers' livestock turn up horribly mutilated and a young woman goes missing, Sheriff Bill Pardy and his team, aided by Grant's wife Starla, uncover the dark force laying siege to their town...and come face-to-face with an older-than-time organism intent on absorbing and devouring all life on Earth.
Wednesday 18th @ 10:20pm (1hr 32min)Fantasy/ Horror (IMDB)
A captive couple watch as half-naked ghouls dance for their gleeful emperor.
Super Shangri-La Show
The People That Time Forgot (1977)
Wednesday 18th @ 7:30pm (1hr 31min)
Adventure/ Fantasy/ Sci-Fi (IMDB)
A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot, this adventure fantasy centers on the attempts of a new expedition to successfully navigate a mysterious prehistoric world located deep within the jungle and rescue the man they left there on their first excursion.
Wednesday 18th @ 9pm (1hr 37min)
Adventure/ Horror/ Sci-Fi (Rotten Tomatoes)
In this film, Lansen is the captain of a tramp steamer who has agreed to deliver contraband dynamite for a hefty price. His passengers are a polyglot of the good, the bad, and the worse. Shipwrecked on an mysterious isle, Lansen and party find themselves prisoners of a bizarre colony.
Landmark Clay Theatre
Friday 20th & Saturday21st @ 11:55pm (1hr 32min)
Comedy/ Horror/ Fantasy (Rotten Tomatoes)
Thanks to the carelessness of a cute little dog, newlyweds Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin are killed in a freak auto accident. Upon arriving in the outer offices of Heaven, the couple finds that, thanks to a century's worth of bureaucratic red tape, they're on a long celestial waiting list. Before they can earn their wings, Davis and Baldwin must occupy their old house as ghosts for the next fifty years. Alas, the house is now owned by insufferable yuppies Catherine O'Hara and Jeffrey Jones. Horrified at the prospect of sharing space with these obnoxious interlopers, Davis and Baldwin do their best to scare O'Hara and Jones away, but their house-haunting skills are pathetic at best. In desperation, the ghostly couple engage the services of a veteran scaremeister: a yellow-haired, snaggle-toothed, profane, flatulent "gonzo" spirit named Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton). The problem: Beetlejuice cannot be trusted-especially when he falls in love with O'Hara and Jones' gloomy, black-clad teenaged daughter Winona Ryder.
Art House Theatre Day
Wednesday 18th @ 7pm (1hr 58min)
Horror/ Comedy (IMDB)
A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She's fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown--which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path.
Sunday 22nd @ 1pm (1hr 58min)
In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.
Sunday 22nd @ 4pm 1hr 52min)
In the crime melodrama, Saint Jack by director Peter Bogdanovich, Ben Gazzara plays an American pimp, operating in Singapore. Seeking independence from the local mob, Gazzara is browbeaten--and sometimes just beaten--by the criminal powers-that-be. Resignedly, Gazzara goes to work for a fellow American mobster (played by director Bogdanovich, who is appropriately slimy) and ordered to photograph a crime-fighting senator (George Lazenby) in a compromising position. Gazzara finally develops a conscience, a shade too late. Filmed on location, Saint Jack was produced by the director's former mentor Roger Corman.
With Peter Bogdanovich in person!