October Is Horror Month In L.A.

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, October 3, 2009 10:10pm | Post a Comment

The sheer volume of classic horror being shown on screens across the L.A. area in October is astonishing...

October 3rd
New Beverly- Shocker (Mid)
Bay- House On Haunted Hill (also showing 4th, 5th & 7th)
Cinefamiy- Mystery Of The Wax Museum / Phantom Of The Opera

October 4th & 5th
New Beverly- Trick 'r Treat / Creepshow

October 6th
New Beverly- Watch Horror Films, Keep America Strong / Nightmare In Blood
Cinefamily-  Jerry Beck Halloween shorts

October 8th-

Cinefamily- Sleepaway Camp / Return To Sleepaway Camp

October 9th
Egyptian Theatre- Alien / Aliens
Bay- The Haunting (also showing 11th, 12th & 14th)
Cinefamily- At Midnight I Will Take Your Soul / This Night I Will Posses Your Corpse

October 10th
New Beverly- 12 hour horror festival- Dog Soldiers, The Burning, House By The Cemetary, Superstition, Fight For Your Life, Galaxy Of Terror & more!
Cinefamily- Dr. X / Dr. Cyclops & Spooky Encounters

October 13th

Cinefamily- Tokyo Gore Night featuring Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl

October 15th
Egyptian- Night Of The Creeps
Cinefamily- Slumber Party Massacre, Graduation Day, The Redeemer: Son Of Satan

October 16th-
Cinefamily- Coffin Joe triple feature
Art Theater- Rosemary's Baby (midnight)

October 17th
New Beverly- Inferno (midinight)
Egyptian- Goonies & Lost Boys
Cinefamily- Footsteps In The Fog / Picture Of Dorian Grey / Return Of The Demon

October 18th

New Beverly- Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein / Ghost & Mr. Chicken (also showing on 19th)
Cinefamily- Victims & Don't Go In The House

October 20th
New Beverly- J.D.'s Revenge / Blacula
Cinefamily- American Nightmare aka Combat Shock

October 21st
New Beverly- Abominable Dr. Phibes / Theater Of Blood (also showing 22nd)
Cinefamily- Haxan w/ live score

October 22nd-
Cinefamily- My Bloody Valentine / April Fool's Day / Don't Open Til Christmas

October 23rd-
Cinefamily- Coffin Joe psychedelic night with Awakening Of The Beast / Finis Hominis

October 24th-
Cinefamily- Horror Of Dracula / Revenge Of Frankenstein & Haunted Cop Shop
Alex- The Haunting
Aero- Something Wicked This Way Comes

October 25th-
Cinefamily- Plan 9 From Outer Space / Ed Wood
New Beverly- William Castle Story / 13 Ghosts (also showing the 26th)
Aero- The Stunt Man / Ed Gein
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse - Phantom Of The Opera w/ live pipe organ score

October 27th-
New Beverly- Incredible 2-Headed Transplant / The Thing With Two Heads
Cinefamily- TV horror host night featuring American Scary

October 28th-
New Beverly-Dracula / Bride Of Frankenstein (also showing the 29th)
Egyptian- Night Of The Hunter / Cape Fear

October 29th-
Cinefamily- Chopping Mall / Shakma / Night Of The Demon

October 30th-
Redcat- The Golem w/ live score (also showing the 31st)
New Beverly- Fade To Black / Once Bitten / Teen Wolf
Egyptian- Twilight Zone 50th Anniversary
Aero- House Of Frankenstein / House Of Dracula
Cinefamily- Embodiment Of Evil / Hallucinations Of A Deranged Mind
Art- Night Of The Living Dead (11PM)

October 31st-
New Beverly- Night of The Demons / Demons / Demons 2
Aero- Dusk Til Dawn horror festival featuring: People Under The Stairs, Day Of The Dead, Society, The Brood, Maniac & Terror.

Aero Theater
1328 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA

Alex Theater
216 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA

Art Theater Of Long Beach

2025 E. 4th Street
Long Beach, CA

Bay Theater
340 Main Street
Seal Beach, CA

Cinefamily @ The Silent Movie Theater
611 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA

New Beverly Cinema
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

631 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA

San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
320 South Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA

House On Haunted Hill

My Bloody Valentine

Ghost and Mr. Chicken

Joseph Zito Double Tonight (Tues) @ The Cinefamily

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, September 22, 2009 01:00am | Post a Comment
The Infamous director Joseph  Zito is hosting a double feature of two of his best films tonight! Many people know him from directing Chuck Norris in the legendary films Missing In Action & Invasion USA, but he also turned out some really tough grindhouse stuff. I put his Bloodrage up there with Forced Entry, but that's just the kind of guy I am. Sorry kiddies, I'm not showing clips from either of those classicks. However, The Prowler is up there on the greatest slasher films of all time list, and Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter is often cited as the best in that series, so fans of the genre need to make the effort to get down to the Silent Movie Theatre tonight! Having just watched Lawrence Tierney strut his stuff in Born To Kill (1947), I'm very curious to see The Prowler again, as I had no idea who he was back in the 90's when I saw it on bootleg VHS.

The Prowler


Friday The 13th: The Final Chapter Trailer

Invasion USA Trailer

A menacing Lawrence Tierney in Born To Kill

Noir Nites At The New Bev

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, September 6, 2009 08:55pm | Post a Comment

This month the New Beverly has put together a couple of impeccable noir nights for September. First up is a Sam Fuller pairing, The Crimson Kimono & Underworld U.S.A. Kimono features great Little Tokyo location shots as well as the trailblazing James Shigeta. His Detective Kojaku character is a true rarity-- an Asian American hero / romantic lead character played by an Asian American!! The following week the New Bev is showing an atomic scare double, featuring the infamous KIss Me Deadly as well as the little known gem City of Fear. KIss Me Deadly is absolute must see; it stars the totally underrated Ralph Meeker in a Mike Hammer role that puts all other attempts to shame. Amazing bachelor pad gagetry & awesome location shots keep the bizarre plot moving at a great pace. City of Fear is yet another Vince Edwards masterpiece featuring more LA location shots, Cobalt, shoe stores and a whole lot of sweat...   

Crimson Kimono clip

New Beverly Cinema
7165 West Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90036
(323) 938-4038

September 9 & 10

The Crimson Kimono (1959) 7:30
Underworld U.S.A. (1961) 9:15

September 15 & 16
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) 7:30
City Of Fear (1959) 9:35

Kiss Me Deadly trailer

Asteroids in animation, games, movies & television

Posted by Eric Brightwell, July 30, 2009 04:26pm | Post a Comment
Asteroids have capitivated the imagination ever since rocks first looked into the heavens and asked, "Are we alone?" The entertainment industry has shown asteroid fields to be a place to hone your space navigation skills and target shooting and rogue asteroids as hell-bent on destroying humankind. As far as threats go, to me the gigantic, silent, soulless killing machines arouse a similar fear to that inspired by sharks. And now, as announced in the Hollywood Reporter earlier this month, Universal has acquired the rights to the classic Atari game and plans on adapting it into film. Matt Lopez (Race to Witch Mountain and Bedtime Stories) pitched the idea and found himself at the center of a bidding war between four studios. From Wing Commander and Double Dragon to House of the Dead and Hitman, films adapted from video games are generally quite good.

Although the chart above shows the existence of many real life asteroids, the entertainment industry almost always portrays fictional or just un-named space rocks.

Final Fantasy IV   

The aformentioned Asteroids is the best known example of a game focusing on asteroids. Descent, The Dig, Final Fantasy IV, Homeworld, Millenium 2.2 and The Orion Conspiracy all feature un-named or fictional asteroids to various degrees.

Canada Day -- I Passed For American -or- A Day Without a Canadian

Posted by Eric Brightwell, July 1, 2009 05:00pm | Post a Comment


Today is Canada Day, a day no doubt celebrated in a manner designed not to attract too much attention. Canada is the home of the quiet revolution, after all. Most likely, their national day is marked by knowing glances. Such is the Canadian character that their national day is not marked with fireworks, guns in the air or vuvuzelas. Though Candians are stereotyped as quiet, harmless and polite pacifists who eat ketchup chips, how do we reconcile that peaceful image with the knowledge that their main export seems to be ice beer and that when they're not knocking each others teeth out in the hockey rink, they're clubbing baby seals with Neil Peart-like percussive overkill? Indeed, how much do we really know about our neighbors north of the border and the threat they pose? What harm is there in Canadians running Hollywood, you ask? They’re only doing the work Americans won’t, you say. In one three year stretch, the best actress category of the Oscars went to Canadians. Mary Pickford, Norma Shearer and Marie Dressler all took the Oscar back to Canada. That’s $1,500 of gold-plated britannium, or 1,303 loonies.


If movies and TV series like Blade Runner, V, Alien Nation, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Battlestar Galactica and The Day the Earth Stood Still have taught us anything, it’s that when aliens are allowed to live in peace amongst us it’s never a good idea. Though they invariably claim to come in peace, the proper response is that they to go in pieces. Due to blissful American ignorance and our welcoming disposition toward immigrants, most of us are wholly unaware when and how many Canadians are among us. Although a phrenologist could see right through their smiling faces to their true nature, your average American when near a Canadian merely gets a tingling sensation and an inexplicable unease. With good reason too, when one becomes aware of how far reaching Canadian tentacles are in our society… *tingle* cos (Canadian over shoulder)…

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