Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Hello, dear bad movie aficionados!
We hope you survived the holidaze, and send you the brightest greetings for the next decade. Let's start it off with something horrible!
For January, we proudly present "Guns of El Chupacabra" (trailer here). This 1997 epic chronicles the adventures of Jack B. Quick, Space Sheriff, on a mission from Queen Bee and King Allmedia (oh, yes) to hunt down an interstellar chupacabra let loose on Earth. A documentary film crew is investigating the deaths caused by the chupacabra, and a vigilante luchador decides to hunt the creature, as well. Also along for the ride are ninjas, government agents, aliens, and shotgun-wielding naked women.
Still with us? Good.
This cryptozoological sci-fi nightmare was written, produced, and starred in by the amazingly prolific Scott Shaw, creator of over 40 films (we highly recommend visiting his site). In 2007, Shaw was bestowed with a Smithee award for "Guns" -- the Smithees are given out yearly to only the most terrible movies (see his acceptance video here). It's HMN's first award-winning film!
It also stars scream-queen Julie Strain, her real-life husband (and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" co-creator) Kevin Eastman, and Martin Sheen's brother Joe Estevez. The performance to watch, however, is Robert Z'Dar (who shined in "Maniac Cop"), as Z-Man Lord Invader, the doughiest galactic overlord you'll ever see. Only your last acid flashback will compare with the joyous horror you will experience with us.
Saturday, January 23rd, 2009
8PM (Doors at 7:15)
The Complex - 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, Calif 90038
The lovely Omelettes will take the stage to improv scenes midway through the flick, and your host is the scintillating Tom Winkler of doodie.com. They will rock you.
We're doing our regular Saturday show, and no longer require RSVPs! Just show on up early before we run out of seats. We will have beer, wine, water, and snacks for sale in the lobby as you ponder what type of twisted creature you will become after being subjected to this month's movie.
There will be prizes for the quippiest quips, plus a couple special surprises. You can't miss it -- technically, you can miss it, but you will forever rue the day! Join our Facebook group and follow us on Twitter if you haven't already. And spread the word!
We'll look forward to seeing you at the show!