Thursday, February 11, 2010

Fantasmo Episode 54: Atkins!

Hey Superfans!

While every Fantasmo is a cause for excitement and celebration, every now and then there is one that promises something truly special. Our March edition will represent one such Fantasmo! You see here at Fantasmo HQ we have a few cult movie icons that qualify as our heroes. Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Paul Naschy, Steven Seagal, etc. Standing head and shoulders with such legends in our book is one Tom Atkins. Anyone who was reared on 80’s horror knows exactly who we’re talking about, but Mr. Atkins could be classified as a little obscure to the uninitiated. Atkins is a hero cut in the classic tough guy mold, a fellow who would’ve been right at home in crime thrillers and mysteries. As it happens he found a nice in the horror genre, and the genre is better for this fact. Atkins came to prominence beginning with his leading man role in John Carpenter’s The Fog, and starred in several high profile genre films through the 80’s. These include titles such as Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Escape From New York, Maniac Cop, etc. Pretty terrific stuff!

For this very special edition of Fantasmo, we’ll be highlighting what is perhaps Atkins’ greatest two films. First off will be his initial splash in The Fog, and second his portrayal of a zombie hunting cop in Night of the Creeps. But that’s not all! Additionally we’ll be screening The Fog in 4-D Fantasmovision, which will be a truly immersive experience. You think Avatar’s cool? Think again. James Cameron has nothing on your Team Fantasmo! So without further ado here is your full Episode 54 details:

When: Friday, March 19th, 8:00 p.m.

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

Films:

8:00 p.m.: John Carpenter's The Fog (in stunning 4-D Fantasmovision)

9:45 p.m.: Night of the Creeps

Yet another exercise in perfection, Episode 54 promises to be one of the greatest Fantasmos ever! You dare not miss these classics on our bigger than life screen . . . THE WAY THEY WERE MEANT TO BE SEEN! Not to mention you dare not tempt fate and incur the wrath of Atkins! See you on the 19th : )

4 comments:

Daniel said...

I have been waiting for this one! I can't wait to experience FANTASMOVISION!! All you need now is the horror horn!

Jim Blanton said...

You will not be disappointed sir! This will be a Fantasmo for the record books : )

Daniel said...

You do realize that I will be skipping the Megadeth show for this! HAHA! A friend of mine was coming up to see the show but I have to say I have been waiting for this episode ever since you hinted at it in November/December! See you on the 19th!

Jim Blanton said...

If low-budget adventure has a name it must be Tom Atkins! You will not regret your decision sir : )