In appreciation for area cinema fans voting the Psychotronic Film Society the BEST LOCAL FILM SERIES and naming Muse Arts Warehouse the BEST LOCAL INDIE FILM VENUE in the 2012 Connect Savannah Best Of Savannah Poll, this Saturday, June 2, we’re throwing a FREE DOUBLE-FEATURE of highly entertaining CULT CLASSICS!
Come be our guest for two unforgettable independent films from the glory days of the Drive-In and Grindhouse theater circuits…
First up, at 5 p.m. is the infamous zero-budget “shocker” from 1966,
THE CURSE OF THE SWAMP CREATURE.
Directed by esteemed, D-Grade director Larry Buchanan (who also gave us the so-bad-they’re-great gems COMMON LAW WIFE, ZONTAR: THE THING FROM VENUS and MARS NEEDS WOMEN), this hilariously awful monster flick was shot in rural Texas and stars John Agar (TARANTULA, THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS, ATTACK OF THE PUPPET PEOPLE, THE AMAZING MR. NO LEGS) and Francine York (THE DOLL SQUAD, FUTURE COP, TV’s HOT IN CLEVELAND). It’s filled with horrible acting, ridiculous dialog, and abysmally bad “special effects.”
The Plot: A mad scientist is conducting experiments on the local swamp people in an attempt to discover the secret of evolution. When a party of oil surveyors comes upon his isolated laboratory he decides to take the final step and turn one of them into a grotesque amphibious creature.
Here’s a short clip from the film to get an idea of just how silly this whole thing is:
Simultaneously a brilliant and perceptive parody of 1950s and 1960s “rock and roll” movies, and a gloriously subversive piece of counterculture propaganda, it’s a slapstick comedy that’s also filled with blisteringly intense live concert performances, surreal imagery, anti-authoritarian messages and a cavalcade of cult actors and actresses hamming it up (including Mary Woronov of EATING RAOUL, P.J. Soles of HALLOWEEN, Clint Howard of STAR TREK and NIGHT SHIFT, Paul Bartel of SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS, and Vincent Van Patten of, well, the Van Patten family.
See it as it was meant to be seen – Uncut and Widescreen in a theater!
Here’s the original trailer:
Both of these films are suitable for anyone aged 15 and older, and admission is COMPLETELY FREE, but seating is limited, so get there early to avoid disappointment.
We’ll also have Organic Popcorn, Candy, Snacks and Drinks available for the AMAZINGLY LOW PRICE of just $1 each, so please support the Muse Concession Stand!
AND, we’ll be raffling off tons of cool prizes before each screening - including Free Movie Passes, Rare DVDs, Limited-Edition T-Shirts and more. Make sure to bring some extra $$$ for Raffle Tickets and maybe you’ll win some awesome PFS swag…
Spread this announcement around to all your friends,
and we’ll see you here.
Thanks for your support of the PFS of SAV and Muse Arts Warehouse.