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August 23rd, 2007

exodontia @ 04:53 pm: "SIGIL" September 28th @ Fat City!!!
a huge event my friends Keri (Lapsus) & Samar (Living Dead Girlz) are cordinating here in San Francisco...

::::::::::::::::::SIGIL:::::::::::::::::::::

thank you!
...hearts...

CHECK IT OUT/ADD THEM TO YOUR FRIENDS ON MYSPACE:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=233696571&MyToken=bcd1666b-75a9-405f-85ff-b514dce29fcc

THEN RE-POST !!!

(and go see Sigil on September 28th!!!)


June 21st, 2007

smoofy @ 02:54 pm: Artwork of a bloody nature
Does anyone have any artwork, writing, etc. that deals with the concept of consumption, food, decay, etc.? I'm seeking submissions for an ezine I'm working on called Vociferous Union whose first issue is concerning the idea of vore (eating, being eaten, etc.).

If you're interested there's a whole big craig's list post that no one's really responded to here: https://post.craigslist.org/manage/357406375/wrajg (actually this is the new version of the one that someone for-no-good-reason flagged which was the new version of the even older one no one responded to that was up for a month).

I'd love it if any of you have anything you'd be up to contributing. Thanks for reading!

-Squad

June 20th, 2007

smoofy @ 04:03 pm: Night of the Living Dead - LIVE (Is it worth the 20 bucks?)
I'm poor, but love zombies. So my question is: Is it worth the twenty bucks to see the Night of the Living Dead the play? I'm thinking of going this evening with some friends, but wanted to check n' see if anyone had any opinions first.

Thanks,

-M

UPDATE: WOW. Totally worth it. I sat in the front row and got smothered in warm, coagulated blood. I even had a few intestines thrown in my direction. Pictures soon to follow.

Current Mood: sadpoor but blood-thirsty

May 24th, 2007

smoofy @ 11:15 am: Remember Kids: Drugs Turn You Into Zombies

I thought the folks in this community might enjoy this (= Hope everyone who participated in Zombie Day in San Francisco had a good time!

-M

Current Mood: sickundead

May 3rd, 2007

smoofy @ 10:41 am: Vertically Challenged Monster Night @ The Castro May 25th!
May 25
“MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS” presents
“VERTICALLY CHALLENGED MONSTERS” TRIPLE FEATURE!
Hosted By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks
ALL THREE FILMS for only $10.00!

F 7:30p: Gremlins
Directed by Joe Dante; Containing: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Corey Feldman, Dick Miller, Howie Mandel as Gizmo’s voice & Frank Welker as Stripe’s voice; 1984, 106mins

Our night of “Vertically Challenged Monsters” kicks off with one of the best Ancient Chinese secrets of the 1980s. It all begins innocently when Billy receives his very own Mogwai, the most adorable pet in the world. (This is pre-Furby folks!) But Billy needs to keep his Mogwai away from bright lights, spilling water on him and especially, never feeding him after midnite. Sadly for Billy (but fortunately for us) the rules get broken and some of the most terrifying PG-13 monsters are set free to wreck havoc on the world. Experience this cute-critter classic with a whole new batch of 80s trailers preceeding the film. (Gizmo’s little purring song is worth the admission alone!)

F 9:45p: Howard The Duck
Directed by Willard Huyck; Containing: Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, & 8 actors inhabiting the $2M Howard the Duck costume!; 1986, 111mins

So here it is folks… the Holy Grail of dismissed films from the 80s. This could be that “once-in-a-lifetime” chance to give George Lucas a happy-hug for his brave and misunderstood comic book adaptation. Follow Howard, an obscene, wise- cracking, cigar smoking duck who spouts out pop-culture references left and right, as he attempts to save the world from The Dark Overlord of the Universe. This 80s time capsule is chock-full of priceless goodies: Duck-boobies, a hyper-freaked-out scientist played by Tim Robbins and a New Wave punk’d-up Lea Thompson performing in an all grrrl glam-band. Screening for the first time in over 20 years, I hope that someday Sir George Lucas (and his ILM special effects team) will come to terms and embrace this misunderstood DUCK FLICK as much as we’re going to tonite! Preceeded by a few choice 80’s trailers. Extremely RARE print. Never released on DVD!

F 11:59p (midnite): Troll 2
Directed by Claudio Fragasso; 1990, 95mins

Finally after 17 years, this infamous and irrelevant sequel to Troll, will grace the big screen for the very first time! Originally made for the video shelf, Troll 2 has become one of the most disrespected horror films in recent history. But more remarkable is how so many people from all over the world have fallen in love with this genuine failure (See www.bestworstfilm.com) without any prompting… until now. Be prepared to help protect our 14yr old hero, Joshua as he battles a gaggle of goblins, vicious vegetarians and a wickedly-wacked witch. (Curiously, there are no trolls in Troll 2.) This freeky fairytale sports some of the most memorable Method actors of our time. Preceeded by a handful of “Vertically Challenged Monster” trailers, plus a special Goblin cookie (while supplies last). Miss this and cry.

More information at: www.bestworstmovie.com



MiDNiTES FOR MANiACS programming & notes by Jesse Hawthorne Ficks
Advance Tix available at www.ticketweb.com or at the Castro Theatre box office. Please contact Jesse at www.midnitesformaniacs.com or email him at freekyfridays@gmail.com

Current Mood: excitedshort

April 25th, 2007

animalogic @ 10:02 am: It's time to get Cinco de Psycho!!!!


Psychotronix Film Festival
When: Saturday Night May 5, 7:00 to 11:00 PM
Place: Room 5015 on the Foothill College campus, Los Altos Hills, El Monte exit off of Highway 280
Park: Parking Lot #5 right before the Brown Trailers and follow the signs
Donation: $5.00 to Benefit KFJC and $2.00 (in quarters) for Parking

The next KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival will occur on Saturday, May 5, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM, in room 5015 on the Foothill College campus. There will be a $5.00 donation which benefits KFJC, and you'll need 8 quarters for a parking permit.

The Psychotronix Film Festival shows only 16mm films, the vinyl of visuals, an archaic medium that brings us wondrous images of a near forgotten time. Antiquated commercials, neglected cartoons, previews from old movies, various short subjects which may have been intentionally educational then that are now just unintentionally funny.
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February 28th, 2007

animalogic @ 03:18 pm:
Some news from John Stanley (host of Oakland KTVU's Creature Features '79-'84): I WAS A TV HORROR HOST will be available February 24, 2007. It is my 556-photo, 210-page book about the world of horror hosting and includes histories and photos galore of the famous Bob Wilkins and myself in an 8 x 11 format. It will sell only through me, not in retail book stores, for $25 plus $3 postage and handling. It is the definitive book for any Creature Features fan with the whole story of how the San Francisco-Bay Area Saturday night horror series (1971-1984) got started and how Bob and I differed in our handling of the monster-less role.

It also has my exclusive interviews with ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER (putting the make on a beautiful cocktail waitress), LEONARD NIMOY (I was one of the first to meet him and GENE RODDENBERRY before STAR TREK premiered), WILLIAM SHATNER, VINCENT PRICE (one encounter included Coral Browne hanging on Price's arm), THE "FACELESS" STAR WARS CHARACTERS, RAY BRADBURY, ROBERT BLOCH, LUCILLE BALL (without her, no STAR TREK), GEORGE ROMERO (he of the WALKING DEAD), ELVIRA, GHOULARDI, ZACHERLEY, JOE BOB BRIGGS, SARA KARLOFF, WILLIAM CASTLE, RAY HARRYHAUSEN AND MANY OTHER HORROR SCI-FI ICONS OF THE PAST CENTURY. MANY PHOTOS ARE EXCLUSIVES TAKEN ON THE C.F. SET. IF YOU ORDER NOW, YOU WILL BE AMONG THE FIRST. And don't forget that March 23 will be Bob Wilkins Day in Oakland, as proclaimed by Mayor Ron Dellums. -- JOHN STANLEY. (see John's website for more info http://creature.netwiz.net/)

John will also be at WonderCon 2007 this weekend, Saturday, March 3: 11:00-12:30 Monsters of Shock 2: The Return of the TV Horror Hosts— Legendary horror hostess Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson is joined by San Francisco Bay Area favorites, John Stanley of Creature Features, TV horror movie host expert Doktor Goulfinger, Mr. Lobo currently seen on KTEH Channel 54's Cinema Insomnia, and two newcomers to Wondercon; Reno, Nevada's syndicated horror host, Zomboo, and Sara Karloff daughter of legendary actor Boris Karloff. This all-star panel of ghouls will let all the skeletons out of the closet and talk about their careers, show rare clips of America's most infamous macabre emcee's, share details on their new shows and projects and do a scary Q&A with the audience. A must for monsterkids and the kids of monsterkids. Room 200

February 5th, 2007

animalogic @ 07:32 pm:
Bay Area Film Events Presents
CREATURE FEATURES FOREVER: A TRIBUTE TO BOB WILKINS
8:00PM, March 22, 2007 at the Cerrito Theatre in El Cerrito.

Join us for a special evening commemorating the career of "Creature
Features" host and local legend, Bob Wilkins. Featured on this program
is a mint 35mm print of the first movie Bob ever hosted back in 1966,
"ATTACK OF THE MUSHROOM PEOPLE." Plus rare 16mm footage of Bob in action.
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December 5th, 2006

animalogic @ 07:44 pm:

Psychotronix Film Festival
When: Saturday Night December 9, 7:00 to 11:00 PM

The next KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival will occur on Saturday, December 9, from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM, in room 5015 on the Foothill College campus. There will be a $5.00 donation which benefits KFJC, and you'll need 8 quarters for a parking permit.
The Psychotronix Film Festival shows only 16mm films, the vinyl of visuals, an archaic medium that brings us wondrous images of a near forgotten time. Antiquated commercials, neglected cartoons, previews from old movies, various short subjects which may have been intentionally educational then that are now just unintentionally funny.

These films are the vox populi, not the master's voice, made by people looking for a paycheck, not immortality. The Psychotronix wants you to experience something not old enough to be precious nor young enough to be contemporary. A black and white world of irradiated, enormous insects, big hair, large cars, and happy people satisfied by the mild, mild, mild taste of tobacco. When the only worrisome foreign ownership was the prevalence of Canada Dry soft drinks.

An invisible art, this collection of films would never be celebrated by the academy. Monsters and clowns, the goofs and the gallants, products long gone and quaint notions of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. All this and more at the Psychotronix. Free snax, (with an "x") and door prizes. There will also be surprise guests as well as a roomful of people who like the same things you do- and how often does that happen?

These are films with never-weres not has-beens, though that doesn't mean that they are without talent, even if only a talent to amuse, at this point. You will want to see the Psychotronix- for the history, for the hysteria, for the histrionics. You'll laugh and wonder how it was that this corner of culture could ever have escaped your attention. See the shocking, eye-staggering truth, the follies and foibles, the catchy tunes, and the tidal waves of terror that are all part of the Psychotronix Film Festival.

Before you get too smug, remember that the distance of time allows us to see a culture's conceits. How will the future look at you, look at us? The future is now and the Psychotronix Film Festival is just weeks away. Previous Psychotronix have sold-out, so for best seating, get there early. Doors open at 6:00 PM.

The KFJC Psychotronix Film Festival

Place: Room 5015 on the Foothill College campus
Los Altos Hills, El Monte exit off of Highway 280
Park: Parking Lot #5 right before the Brown Trailers and follow the signs
Donation: $5.00 to Benefit KFJC and $2.00 for Parking

November 27th, 2006

animalogic @ 07:10 pm:

It's the local premiere of the FIRST documentary about the history of television horror hosts - including local legends Bob Wilkins, John Stanley and Mr. Lobo: AMERICAN SCARY, from local filmmaker Sandy Clark who will appear in person along with some other surprise guest fiends....including Mr. Lobo.
www.americanscary.com
When: Tuesday, Nov 28, 9:15 pm
Where: Parkway Speakeasy Theater, Oakland, www.speakeasytheaters.com
Admission: $5

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