Summer is here, and it's time for the first of HMN's blockworsters -- 1987's "Deadly Prey". A compound of vigilante soldiers is training in the mountains (which look a lot like Riverside, CA), and are using ordinary citizens kidnapped from the city as live bait to hone their hunting skills. That is, until they snatch Mike Danton off the sidewalk. Danton is (natch) ex-Special Forces, and can dispatch a bad guy in any number of Bear Grylis-type ways. He must eventually face off with the compound's commander -- his former commanding officer. Didn't see that comin', didja?
This one is a special kind of awful, and we haven't laughed this hard in a while. "Rambo: First Blood" was based on a novel -- if that novel was a coloring book, and they made that coloring book into a movie, you'd have "Deadly Prey". Plus it's the third movie HMN has shown featuring our muse of badness, Cameron Mitchell. This one must not be missed! It's a real grenade down the pants (and yes -- a grenade is shoved down someone's pants).
Saturday, July 17th, 2010
8PM (Doors at 7:15)
The Complex - Ruby Theater
6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, Calif 90038
We're back downstairs in the Ruby Theater -- you can find us in the main lobby of The Complex. Come on down, and we'll get you a seat! There will be the usual assortment of drinks & libations, along with freshly-baked brownies for the sugar rush you'll need to make fun of this turkey.
Your host for the evening is Tom Winkler of doodie.com, raconteur and veteran of several tours of bad movie duty. The white-hot Omelettes will be on hand for the halftime & end credits improv. You will love them all! That's an order!
And as always, there will be prizes for the funniest riffs of the evening. That's on you! So bring your best funny, and come on down for the horrible fun. Get with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our mailing list, too! Hope to see you there!