"MONDAY MADNESS B-MOVIE FESTIVAL"
Curated by FANGORIA editor-in-chief Chris Alexander.
Running this January 10th -31st 2011 only at THE BLOOR!
Single films only $5 for members! Double feature only $8 for members!
JANUARY 10th, 2011
"GET YOUR BLOOD ON!"
I DRINK YOUR BLOOD (1971)
Notorious post-hippie horror show sees a backwoods town under the thumb of a gang of unwashed thugs. When a young boy decides enough is enough, he injects meat pies with rabies, causing the ruffians to become frothing, wide eyed, ultra-violent murderers. Lynn Lowry (SHIVERS, THE CRAZIES) co-stars in this trash classic, presented UNCUT.
Then, if your heart can stand it...
BLOODY PIT OF HORROR (1965)
Absolutely insane, homoerotic camp classic from Italy sees Mickey Hargitay (widow of Jayne Mansfield and father of actress Mariska Hargitay)trapping a troupe of fanshionistas in his Hollywood hills mansion and subjecting them to ridiculous, colorful tortures. Hargitay goes off the rails with jaw dropping bravado and it's clear he was robbed at the 1965 Academy Awards...
Monday, January 17th, 2011
"GET YOUR MOTOR RUNNIN..."
THE PINK ANGELS (1971)
Absolutely hilarious answer to EASY RIDER sees a roving gang of funloving Transsexual bikers on purple hogs having every class of misadventure. See the "ladies" eat hot dogs and swap fasion tips! See a young, pre-GRIZZLY ADAMS Dan Haggerty riding his bike without a shirt! See THE PINK ANGELS and marvel at how genuinely weird the 70's were!
Then, if there's gas left in the tank...
WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS (1971)
The granddaddy of oddball biker flicks, WEREWOLVES features a badass, completely uncivilized bike gang fall prey to a coven of evil bread eating Satanists (led by real deal actor Severn Darden) who proceed to turn one of the gang into a murderous, fuzzy faced wolf man. Moody, rough and tumble, ridiculous and featuring a kick-ass trucker rock score.
Monday, January 24th, 2011
"DAN CURTIS DOUBLE FEATURE"
Producer/director/small-screen mogul Dan Curtis changed TV history with his gothic vampire soap opera DARK SHADOWS in the late 1960's. Throughout the 1970's, he owned the evil airwaves, unleashing a tidal wave of quality frights that pushed the boundaries of what could be shown in prime time. The Bloor Cinema is pleased to present two of those classics.
THE NORLISS TAPES (1973)
Curtis and writer William F. Nolan created this pre-X-FILES pilot about a supernatural investigator who uncovers evil. POLOCE WOMAN Angie Dickenson co-stars in this tense, occasionally terrifying horror/mystery.
Then, after a word from our sponsor...
DEAD OF NIGHT (1976)
After Curtis and writer Richard Matheson hit gold with the anthology film TRILOLOGY OF TERROR, he tried again with this picture. The first two stories are fine romps, but the third, 'Bobby", is a masterpiece of terror that pre-dates Stephen King's PET SEMETARY.
Monday, January 31st, 2011
"BIG TOP BLOODBATHS!"
The mother of all exploitation films, Tod Browning's immortal melodrama still commands controversy today. Telling the tale of the lives and loves of a travelling circus full of physically challenged performers (no actors here, its the real thing), FREAKS is uncomfortable, tragic, amusing, shocking and completely fascinating. A one-of-a kind cinema experience.
And, for our next act...
VAMPIRE CIRCUS (1972)
The weirdest and perhaps most violent offering from Hammer Studios, VAMPIRE CIRCUS is a lush and bloody gothic freak out. When a bizarre carnival rolls into a cursed Austrian village bringing death in its wake, it appears to be the handiwork of the long dead Count Mitterhaus, staked by the vengeful villagers a decade before. Kinky, gory and very, very cool.
Now that is one spicy meatball, at damned affordable prices. Unplug the home entertainment system for a night and see these films on a screen with an audience if you are indeed lucky enough to be in the area. Tell Chris that Sean "The Butcher" Smithson sent and receive a true vintage No-Prize saved from the offices of the Marvel comics bullpen from the early 70's!Check out trailers for all titles in the series below.