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Reel Weird Weekend ~ 35mm
Presented by The Mahoning Drive-In Theater and ExhumedFilms
Real life not weird enough for you? Exhumed Films and the Mahoning Drive-In Theater have got you covered. This Labor Day weekend, August 31-Sept. 2, come out and get weird with us at the first annual REEL WEIRD WEEKEND! Three crazy double features over three far out nights starting at sundown!
Tickets on sale now!
For all you weekend warriors, overnight passes are available each night, and may be purchased at the ticket booth for just $10! Help us keep the weirdness going all night long!
Friday, Aug. 31:
ERASERHEAD (1977) – Jack Nance stars in David Lynch’s nightmarish debut feature as the unfortunate Henry Spencer who must cope with the unexpected pregnancy of his girlfriend who gives birth to a hideously deformed child that may or may not be human — and things begin to get strange from there.
THE BABY (1973) – A social worker takes an interest in a strange family and their adult “baby”, in this little-screened cult gem from director Ted (MAGNUM FORCE, BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES) Post.
Saturday, Sept 1:
SUSPIRIA (1977) – Dario Argento’s unparalleled, candy-colored modern gothic horror masterpiece returns to the giant outdoor drive-in screen!
HAUSU (1977) – Nobuhiko Obayashi’s description-defying, singular, surreal phantasmagoria depicts a group of schoolgirls visiting a strange house in the country that is home to a demon hungry for young virgins.
Sunday, Sept 2.:
ZARDOZ (1974) – Sean Connery in just a few short years went from starring as James Bond to playing a brutal, ponytail wearing man in a red thong who worships a giant stone phallic-like head, in John Boorman’s one-of-a-kind, brilliantly overblown futuristic cinematic wonder.
A BOY AND HIS DOG (1975)- Director L.Q. Jones chronicles the dark adventures of a young man (Don Johnson) and his telepathic dog in a post-apocalyptic wasteland where women and food are at a high premium. Based on a novella by Harlan Ellison.
All films presented in 35mm.
Exhumed Films and the Alamo Drafthouse Presents….
The Guilty Pleasures Marathon, Part V
Saturday, September 22 at 2 PM – 11:59 PM
We’re pleased to partner up with Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers once again for The Guilty Pleasures Marathon, Part V, an all-day assault of outrageousness. Here are five fan favorites, films that have had our audiences laughing, screaming, and cheering—sometimes all at once—when they played at past Exhumed marathons or double feature screenings in Philadelphia. Most of these movies are low-budget affairs, but because of earnest filmmaking, tongue-in-cheek performances, and sheer audacity, they rise above their limitations and epitomize everything that is joyous about genre cinema.
1972 / 35mm / Dir. Richard L. Bare / 95 min
On paper, the plot of WICKED, WICKED seems pretty standard and forgettable: a psychopathic handyman at a seaside resort has a bad habit of making sure the beautiful blonde women checking into the hotel never check out. However, what elevates WICKED, WICKED to cult classic status is its innovative use of “Duo-Vision” technology. The vast majority of the film is shot in split-screen, allowing the audience to see two different scenes and character perspectives happening simultaneously throughout the movie. While filmmaker Brian DePalma utilized some Duo-Vision sequences in SISTERS and PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, WICKED, WICKED is the only feature to date that uses the gimmick for the entire film, greatly adding to the tension. The result is a clever and unique entry in the slasher/thriller genre, with fun performances from exploitation favorite Tiffany Bolling (THE CANDY SNATCHERS) and Randolph Roberts as the madman.
1972 / 35mm / Dir. Bill L. Norton / 74 min
Many older genre fans fondly remember popular horror TV movies from the 1970’s such as DUEL, DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK and TRILOGY OF TERROR, but with its creepy creatures (created by a young Stan Winston) and solid performances from a cast that includes Bernie Casey and Scott Glenn, GARGOYLES truly ranks as one of the top television chillers of all time. A scientist and his daughter travelling through the desert come across a bizarre, inhuman skull in a roadside carnival attraction. Before long, the duo find themselves running afoul of a clan of gargoyle-like monsters, and they must fight for their survival. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see a 35mm print of the film that was never released in theatres in the United States!
1979 / 35mm / Dir. William A. Levey / 98 min.
From the director of BLACKENSTEIN and writer Nick Castle (HALLOWEEN II, THE LAST STARFIGHTER) comes this stunning slice of ‘70s cheese. Words cannot express the silliness of SKATETOWN, U.S.A., which tells an epic tale of good vs. evil set in the sexually charged and drug-fueled fervor (in a totally PG-rated sense of the terms) of the most popular roller disco in town. You will marvel at the assemblage of 1970s star power, which includes Scott Baio, Flip Wilson, Billy Barty, Maureen “Marsha Brady” McCormick, Ron “Arnold Horshack” Palillo, Murray “The Unknown Comic” Langston, Ruth Buzzi, and—in his first ever film appearance—a charismatic young newcomer named Patrick Swayze, who is completely captivating as the film’s skate-thug antagonist. SKATETOWN was never released on VHS or DVD due to rights issues with its stellar soundtrack, which features top hits from artists like Dave Mason (who also appears in the film), Earth, Wind and Fire, and The Jacksons. While our synopsis may sound sarcastic or cynical, it isn’t: SKATETOWN, U.S.A. is a truly enjoyable time capsule of a movie that deserves broader recognition.
SCREAM FOR HELP
1984 / 35mm / Dir. Michael Winner / 95 min
This erotic (?) thriller from director Michael Winner (DEATH WISH) and writer Tom Holland (FRIGHT NIGHT, CHILD’S PLAY) was the breakout hit when we showed it at the Exhumed Films 24 Hour Horror-thon in 2016. And rightfully so: SCREAM FOR HELP is a crazed, trashy, absurdist masterpiece that plays like the sleaziest “ABC Afterschool Special” ever made. Christie is a 17 year old girl who suspects that her new stepfather is actually cheating on her mother, but she can’t get anyone to believe her. When she enlists two friends to help her spy on the sneaky stepdad, Christie soon finds herself embroiled in a conspiracy that stands to ruin her life–or even end it! SCREAM FOR HELP is full of over-the-top performances and bizarre tonal shifts that make the film completely unpredictable and totally awesome.
1976 / 35mm / Dir. Robert J. Kaplan / 70 min
WARNING: THIS MOVIE IS RATED X AND CONTAINS EXPLICIT SEX SCENES — VIEWER DISCRETION IS STRONGLY ADVISED
In the wake of the film JAWS and its massive success, mainstream studios and low budget filmmakers alike tried to capitalize on its popularity by releasing a variety of imitations like ORCA, PIRANHA, GREAT WHITE, and many more. But it’s fair to say that there has never been a JAWS ripoff quite as insane or outrageous as GUMS. GUMS is an early example of what we would now call the “porn parody,” an X-rated spoof of a popular movie, TV show, or celebrity. In this instance, the deadly shark of JAWS is replaced by another underwater menace: a deadly mermaid who is killing off male swimmers and sailors by devouring them….or, at least, devouring a very specific body part. The film features the nudity and explicit scenes one would expect from an X rated feature, but what makes GUMS really stand out from similar sex spoofs is the remarkable cast and the crazed surrealist comedy. Genre favorite Robert Kerman (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, EATEN ALIVE) famously had a side career as a pornographic film star, and he appears here–very convincingly!–in the Richard Dreyfuss role as a scientist warning the town about the malicious mermaid. However, the true star of the film is one of our favorite weirdos, famed performance artist/monologist/frequent Letterman guest Brother Theodore (THE BURBS), who plays a perverted Nazi sea captain leading the expedition to defeat the sultry siren. Oh, and did we mention there’s also puppet sex? Trust us on this one: GUMS is a hilarious, offensive, and bonkers bit of exploitation that must be seen to be believed.
WEEKEND OF TERROR 3 !
Presented by The Mahoning Drive-In Theater and ExhumedFilms
Tickets are available NOW: https://www.ticketfly.com/venue/21329-the-mahoning-drive-in-theater/
OVERNIGHT PASSES are available at the box office before each show for an additional $10!
Friday, Sept. 28th:
DERANGED (1974)- Directors Alan Ormsby and Jeff Gillen bring the misadventures of infamous Wisconsin killer Ed Gein to the big screen, in all their gruesome detail. Featuring an outstanding performance by Roberts (CHRISTINE, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND) Blossom. Based on a true story that also inspired such films as PSYCHO and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.
TERROR HOUSE (1972)- Here’s a very rarely screened, gourmet gem from the seventies. A young college girl goes on a getaway vacation that turns into runaway nightmare as the other guests begin to vanish… at least the meals are terrific. Also known as THE FOLKS AT RED WOLF INN
THE SEVERED ARM (1973)- A crazed madman is running loose with a hatchet removing the arms from his victims in another rarely shown horror entree. Featuring an eerie electronic score from Phillan (MESSIAH OF EVIL) Bishop.
Saturday, Sept. 29th:
THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN (1974) – The documentary-style Charles B. Pierce killer classic that chronicles the exploits of a hooded serial murderer in Texas in the 40’s. Starring Ben (TERROR TRAIN) Johnson and Andrew (SIMON, KING OF THE WITCHES) Prine.
THE TOOLBOX MURDERS (1978)- A maniac in a ski-mask uses a variety of tools to dispatch unsuspecting tenants in an apartment building in the sleazy, suspenseful film Stephen King once called “one of the 10 scariest movies on video cassette”!
DRIVE-IN MASSACRE (1977)- Watch in terror as hapless moviegoers are skewered at sword point when a deranged psychopath stalks a drive-in! No one is safe. Perhaps not even YOU!