6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90028

Thursday, July 5 – 7:30 PM
Double Feature: THE OMEGA MAN, 1971, Warner Bros., 98 min. Dir. Boris Sagal. Whiskey-drinking, WOODSTOCK-watching scientist Charlton Heston faces the possible extinction of mankind, while bug-eyed Anthony Zerbe and his legions of soul-brother vampires prowl the night, in this whacked-out adaptation of Richard Matheson’s classic novel I Am Legend. Here, Heston remade himself as an über-cool 1970s action star, who cruises the plague-ridden streets of L.A. in a convertible Mustang. [35mm]
LAST MAN ON EARTH (AKA DAMNED WALK AT MIDNIGHT), 1964, MGM/Park Circus, 86 min. Dir. Sidney Salkow (co-dir. Ubaldo Ragona, uncredited). The first terrifying adaptation of Richard Matheson’s landmark sci-fi horror novel I Am Legend, with Vincent Price as the lone survivor of a vampire plague that has left the world population a shambling, nocturnal undead race thirsty for immune Price’s blood. Full of starkly surreal, nightmare images, this is an underrated gem. [35mm]

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Added by AmericanCinematheque on June 30, 2012