Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Fantasmo Schlock-O-Thon: Volume 3

Hey Superfans!

First off, Rob and I would like to thank everyone who came out for our March Gi-Ant episode on Saturday night! This was the highest attended March Fantasmo we’ve ever had . . . which is something of a miraculous occurrence as March is traditionally our lowest attended Fantasmo of the year : ) If we had known there was such an interest in the insect kingdom, we’d have been showing giant bug movies every March! Interestingly, by pure coincidence last year we showed Matinee in March, which dealt with the director of a B-movie called MANT! Perhaps that was foreshadowing of things to come.

In any case, down to business. Even more exciting than our record-breaking March episode, as you know April is THE month you absolutely can’t miss Fantasmo. Yes, it’s time once again for our anniversary special known fondly as the Schlock-O-Thon. As we ring in our fourth(!) year of existence, we will once again celebrate by staying up all night and allowing you to vote on the films shown. And according to tradition, said films will be chosen from a carefully selected batch of some of the worst movies ever conceived. You may recall that last year our lineup (chosen by YOU) was: Gymkata, The Last Dragon, The Apple, Food of the Gods, and Solarbabies. I have to tell you that’s a near perfect evening of entertainment. So much so that I was a little despondent as to whether we could possibly top it again! Fear not true believers, we’ve got a stack of movies this year that will ensure round three is a bona fide contender! Here’s just some of the titles we’ll have on hand (including some faves that haven’t yet made the cut from previous years):

Roller Boogie
Corvette Summer
Breaker! Breaker!
Breakin’
Breakin’ 2
Troll 2
Supergirl
Incredible Two-Headed Transplant
Thing With Two Heads
The Beast Within
Midnight Madness
Xanadu
Frogs
Zapped!
Alligator
Action Jackson
Robot Jox
Ice Pirates
SSSSSSS
Squirm
Spirit of '76
Tentacles
Revenge of the Ninja
Thunderbirds Are Go

. . . and what is sure to be the most memorable film of the night (and the only one not subject to a vote) . . .
SHARK ATTACK 3: MEGALODON!

Believe me when I tell you there’s everything you know about bad cult movies . . . and then there’s SHARK ATTACK 3: MEGALODON! Prepare yourself!

So when will this unforgettable evening take place? Here are your Schlock-O-Thon Vol. 3 details:

When: Friday, April 18, 8:00 P.M.

Where: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

One important detail to note - as we always do with our all-nighters, the doors will be locked promptly at 10:00 p.m. No one will be admitted after 10:00 p.m., so don’t be late! New this year to the Schlock-O-Thon, we will have yummy breakfast foods during our final feature! So if you stay to the finish, vitamin-enriched, sugary goodness awaits. Can you say Chocula my friends? I'm betting you can!

Hard to believe it’s been three years already! No better way to mark the occasion and say thanks for all of your support than an evening filled with roller disco, ninjas, creepy puppets, Scott Baio, killer worms, and so much more : ) We’ve said it before but it bears repeating, our reward lies not in awards/accolades, but rather in sharing quality films with discriminating cineastes such as yourselves. In the immortal words of Steven Seagal, you truly have a “superior attitude . . . a superior state of mind.”

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