Monday, April 19, 2010

Fantasmo Episode 55: Atom Age Monsters

Hey Superfans!

Thanks to everyone who came out for our big anniversary special this past weekend, it was certainly one for the record books . . . I for one don't think I'll forget Troll 2 anytime soon : ) No time for lingering on the past however, as our May edition is right around the corner. We're returning to the classic era of 50's monsters for our summer kickoff, with a couple of giant critters receiving the spotlight: the tarantula and the mantis. For some strange reason giant bugs were a major concern of folks in that particular time period, so it must have been a very interesting time. Generally these threats were a result of atomic radiation, science run amok, or explorers probing areas of the earth in which they had no business. It's kind of interesting that gigantism was strongly considered to be a focus/byproduct of scientific experimentation, and leads me to wonder why that became a popular theory. While the giant monsters never became a reality (that we know of), at least they provided the basis for some pretty great movies. Our full Episode 55 agenda is as follows:

When: Friday, May 7th

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

Films:

8:00 P.M.: Tarantula (1955)

9:45 P.M.: The Deadly Mantis (1957)

So there you have it Superfans, the perfect way to start your summer. See you there!

2 comments:

Daniel said...

Looking forward to this one! I love Tarantula but have never seen The Deadly Mantis! Sure to be a great time........oh and dont forget to drink your Nilbog Milk! It's full of vitamin content. :)

Jim Blanton said...

Nothing beats giant 50's monsters . . . but everything is better with Nilbog Milk! What a crazy movie : )