The holidays are approaching!
Here at HMN, we venerate the real holiday season: Halloween & Thanksgiving. We're all about spookiness and turkeys. That said, we are anxious to open the flood gates of awesome with November's cinematic burnt offering, "Alienator."
From legendary & prodigious cult movie director Fred Olen Ray, this 1985 picture has a bit of a split-personality. The first half takes place on a prison ship cruising through the galaxy. Jan-Michael Vincent plays the captain (along with P.J. Soles from "Stripes"), who is supervising the execution of the notorious criminal Kol. Naturally, Kol escapes and high-tails it to Earth, where he enters the second, completely different section of the movie. Kol runs into a group of drunken college kids, and they are all soon being pursued by an unstoppable female cyborg. Who is the good guy? Who is the bad guy? Who knows? And ultimately, who cares?
"Alienator" is an ungodly amount of fun. Jan-Michael Vincent has the helmetest of helmet hair in a thoroughly constipated performance that's amazing to behold. We also Kol's breathless method acting as he tries to acclimate to Earth's atmosphere. And let's not forget to mention the female terminator (not to be confused with "Lady Terminator"), whose laser blasts can vaporize a car, but can also be deflected by a trash can lid. Oh, and she wears golf cart hubcaps on her boobs.
Saturday, November 17th, 2012
8PM (doors 7:30)
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, Calif., 90046
$8 in advance ($10 at the door)
We convene once again within the glorious haunches of the bodacious NerdMelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics. If you get your tickets in advance, you get 'em cheaper than you would at the door, so do it! There will also be improv at various points during the film, this month from musical improv troupe Love Jet, making their HMN debut.
But of course, HMN wouldn't be HMN without you! Your slings and arrows of funny power the engine of the show. The best one-liners of the night will receive at prize! So bring some judicious bits o' jokey. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and we'll keep you in the know for future shows and various other bites of bad movieness.
See you soon,