Monday, January 3, 2011

Forget everything you know about zombies. Seriously.

Auld lang syne, HMN family!

We hope the new year is treating you well so far -- we won't tell 2011 what you said about 2010. In calendar years as in horrible movies, what's old is new again. That goes double for January's HMN film, "Zombie Lake".

From 1981, this French film (with wonderfully hilarious English dubbing) features a rural town with a secret, and a curse. Or is it a secret curse --? A lake in the forest is inhabited by Nazi zombies, who rise from the depths to kill female skinnydippers. The town's mayor tries to keep things quiet, even when out-of-town reporters and cops get involved. But eventually, the townsfolk must fight to eliminate a horror they helped create.

This film is beautiful garbage. It bends time more than Marty McFly ever did -- the Nazi soldiers are ambushed, killed, and dumped in the lake in 1943, but almost 40 years later, the townsfolk involved haven't aged a day. A daughter fathered by one of the Nazi soldiers is clearly only eight. The English translation makes Borat sound like Tom Wolfe. And there's so much nudity, you will qualify for a medical license merely by watching this film.

Thursday, January 27th, 2010
8PM (Doors at 7:15)
The Complex - Dorie Theater
6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, Calif 90038

We're doing another Thursday, in the glorious Dorie Theater in the main lobby at the Complex. As always, HMN needs your help to make fun of this movie. Bring your funniest self (and your funniest friends), and you may win a prize for the best one-liner of the evening.

The sparkly Omelettes will sparkle through some sparkly improv during the show, with scenes based on the movie. They always make a good/bad film great/horrible. There'll be drinks on hand for purchase at undead prices.

We'll wait patiently to eat your flesh, er -- host you for the show. Help us spread the horrible word! Give us a mention on your Facebook page and Twitter feed. Tell your favorite blog about us. And come down to the show if you haven't joined us yet, or if it's been a while. It's the horrible thing to do.

Until then, zombie lake water wishes, and rotting flesh dreams!