Alibi Midnight Movie
Evil Dead 2
May 24 to May 25
Friday and Saturday 10:15 and Midnight
Dir. Sam Raimi - 1987 - 84m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS PRESENTATION! - $6 Students with ids / $8 General - DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF STRANGER FACTORY
SPECIAL THANKS TO BUBONICON 45 !
THE 1987 INFAMOUS CLASSIC ON 35mm FILM!
Writer-director Sam Raimi's extremely stylized, blood-soaked follow-up to his creepy Evil Dead - a hilarious, sophisticated slapstick send-up of the terror genre. Raimi takes every horror convention that exists and exaggerates it with mind-blowing special effects, crossed with mocking Three Stooges humor. The plot alone is right out of any number of horror films. Several teens (including our hero, Ash, played by Bruce Campbell in a manic tour-de-force of physical comedy) visit a broken-down cottage in the woods--miles from civilization--find a copy of the Book of the Dead, and unleash supernatural powers that gut every character in sight. All, that is, except Ash, who takes this very personally and spends much of the of the film getting his head smashed while battling the unseen forces. Raimi uses this bare-bones story as a stage to showcase dazzling special effects and eye-popping visuals, including some of the most spectacular point-of-view Steadicam work ever (done by Peter Deming). Although it went unnoticed in the theaters, the film has since become an influential cult-video favorite, paving the way for over-the-top comic gross-out films like Peter Jackson's Dead Alive.
This Is Spinal Tap
Jun 14 to Jun 15
Friday and Saturday 10:30pm ONLY!
Dir. Rob Reiner - 1984 - 82m - $6 Students with ids / $8 General - DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF STRANGER FACTORY
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Director Marty DiBergi (Rob Reiner) solemnly alerts us to the glory that was Spinal Tap in his introduction to this "rockumentary" about the legendary British heavy-metal group, featuring lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel (Christopher Guest), lead singer David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), bassist Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer), and a succession of drummers whose careers were cut short by spontaneously combusting on their stool, drowning in somebody else's vomit, or otherwise perishing in untimely fashion. Under DiBergi's studious interrogation, the band and their familiars retrace the band's evolution from head-bopping Mersey Beat poseurs to head-banging metal poseurs, each change in musical direction or tonsorial chic having little effect on the surviving trio's sublime idiocy. For, as St. Hubbins (he's the "deep" one, relatively speaking) sagely observes, "It's such a fine line between stupid and clever."
Maybe the funniest, and most truthful, look at rock culture ever filmed and a personal best for all involved!
Kiss of the Damned
Jun 28 to Jun 29
Friday and Saturday 10pm, Midnight
Dir. Xan Cassavetes - 2013 - 97m - An ALIBI MIDNIGHT MOVIE MADNESS PRESENTATION! - $6 Students with ids / $8 General - DOOR PRIZES COURTESY OF STRANGER FACTORY
Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna’s love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered…
“Veritably soaked in the blood of movie lore, rapacious lovers of cult cinema will sink their fangs into this. A sly tribute to old-school horror films.” – Leslie Felperin, Variety
“Turbo-charged eroticism and tongue-in-cheek humor. It will get its fangs into genre fanboys and Tarantino-style cineastes.” – Lee Marshall, Screen
“Imbues vampires with a dripping sensuality, bloodthirst and European sensibility and style that's been lacking from recent bloodsucking fare.” – Fangoria
"DAZZLING, WITH A DANGEROUS, SWIRLING EROTICISM. ‘Kiss’ has found a way to make vampirism exhilarating onscreen again.” – Samuel Zimmerman, Fangoria
"DEVIOUSLY ENTERTAINING. Smart, stylish, and very sexy.” – Scott Weinberg, Fearnet
“CRAZY. KINKY. COOL. An inviting, fresh take on a familiar storyline.” – William Bibbiani, Crave
"TRULY EXCITING. AS BEAUTIFUL A THRILLER AS WE’VE SEEN IN QUITE SOME TIME. It’s truly great to know the erotic thriller is still not only alive and still as vital as ever. - Joshua Brunsting, Criterioncast