They say hindsight is 50/50, but what if the rearview was violent and trashy instead? Put yer movie watchin' goggles on, 'cause you're going to need 'em tonight at The Hollywood Theatre where Dan Halsted is serving up a bloody, sexy b-movie trailer stew fashioned out of some of the best Grindhouse trailers of the 70s and 80s. The lineup is unannounced, but expect to be blown away by what's on hand.
Anyone who's been to one of Halsted's trailer parties and/or Grindhouse Film Fest screenings can testify that the man's got excellent curatorial skills when it comes to genre cinema programming. So you really don't want to miss tonight's show, okay? Want a taste of what to expect? Here's a few Grindhouse trailers to get you in the mood:
Here's what the Grindhouse Film Fest release has to say about tonight's proceedings:
Climb aboard the exploitation starship as we travel to the outer reaches of cinematic insanity! In the 1970s and 80's, distributors trying to creatively sell strange movies in oversaturated markets unwittingly created some of the most mind-blowing pieces of cinema to ever be burned into celluloid.
This is a lineup of the best of these movie previews, presented on 35mm. All the wildest scenes, strangest taglines, and oddball promotional gimmicks crammed into two minute cinematic rollercoaster rides. We'll see Italian horror, blaxploitation, sexploitation, hicksploitation, kung fu insanity, revenge films and so much more. Buckle up and wear a neck brace.
Grindhouse Trailer Spectacular - Greatest Hits happens Tuesday, September 24th at 7:30p.m. at the Hollywood Theatre. More info available here.
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