San Francisco's Fantastic Film (and Trashy Exploitation) aficionados are in for a treat!
Join us at the Victoria Theatre for a month of SLEAZY SUNDAYS!
Brace yourselves! On April 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd, DEAD CHANNELS: THE SAN FRANCISCO FESTIVAL OF FANTASTIC FILM will unleash 3 Rare Psychotronic "Classics" each night! We're going to bring you 12 incredibly entertaining movies that will be presented in the Spirit of the Grindhouse Roadshows!
Thrill to the Jaw-Dropping first feature at 7pm!
Then Gird Your Loins for the Astonishing Old-School Double-Bill that starts at 8:30pm!
Save your ticket stubs for the INSANE GIVEAWAYS OF COOL STUFF every night before the double-feature starts!
Tickets are $8 per movie, $15 for the double feature, or $20 will get you in to all three movies! Try to find a deal like that at a multiplex!
The films (not video projections, because we're all purist geeks) will screen at the historic Victoria Theatre at 2961, 16th Street in San Francisco (1/2 block from the 16th and Mission BART station).
Tickets are available at the door, or you can purchase advance tickets online at www.victoriatheatre.org
NATURE REVOLTS - Sunday April 15th, 2007
7pm: Jeff Lieberman's SQUIRM
An avalanche of killer worms... writhing across the land in a tidal wave of terror! An electrical storm turns normal earthworms into bloodthirsty super-worms who are out to eat you, unless they decide to burrow into your head and control your mind! Ewwww!
8:30pm: John 'Bud" Cardos' KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS
There's no escaping their web of terror... William Shatner is a small town veterinarian trapped in an arachnophobe's worst nightmare when thousands of tarantulas attack! This 1977 Drive-In classic is still creepy after all these years!
Plus the eco-volting co-feature SON OF BLOB by Larry Hagman
In case you hadn't heard, Major Nelson dropped LSD. Yes, that's right. No matter how clean-cut Larry Hagman seemed in I Dream of Jeannie; he was a full-fledged AcidHead. If you have any doubts - they will be dispelled when you see Son of Blob, Hagman's one and only directorial trip.
GONE TO THE GRINDHOUSE - Sunday, April 22, 2007
7pm: Dwain Esper's MANIAC (1934)
He menaced women with weird desires! In the good old days, exploitation filmmakers and exhibitors (who were often one and the same) toured the country with their film prints to spread the word about the perils of sexually transmitted diseases, drugs, teenage prostitution, and other social horrors while turning a sizable profit in the process. Audiences had it all; they felt enlightened and morally outraged and still got to see all the sex, violence, and corruption they wanted. We know you'll enjoy this evening's presentations!
8:30pm: Albert T. Viola's PREACHERMAN
"Are you sure this is the Lord's work, Reverend?" Directed by, and starring, the pompadour-sporting Albert T. Viola, who's obviously having a ball in the lead role, Preacherman follows the title character--a slick-as-fresh-owl-shit con man and pulpit-hammering holy roller--as he drinks gallons of homemade rotgut, screws the gap-toothed populace, and pilfers the poor box across Hazzard County and throughout the Carolinas. - Joseph Golden
And we'll end our trip down memory lane with a truly jaw-dropping cinematic experience:
Lee Frost's THE BLACK GESTAPO
They are the Ghetto Warriors... some call them The Black Gestapo! The Black Gestapo's gonzo concept makes it a must-see for Blaxploitation fans, if only because it uses Third Reich newsreel footage for a title sequence backed by "wocka-chikka wocka-chikka" funk music. It's a laughable slab of '70s cheese with a ridiculous plot, gutter-trawling script, and bad (or nonexistent) acting, which makes it pure, politically incorrect grindhouse entertainment.
Official Website: http://www.deadchannels.com
Added by apolloslim on April 11, 2007