Thursday, May 17, 2012
Fantasmo Episode 71: Killer Critters
Our summer season is in full swing, and what says summer better than a couple of killer critter movies?!? Jaws gave you fair warning that it wasn't safe to go in the water, and our two classics will add idyllic coastal islands and the Australian Outback to the list!
The first killer critter movie we'll be featuring is the 1977 film The Pack starring the incomparable Joe Don Baker. Directed by Robert "Gymkata" Clouse, The Pack finds Baker playing a marine biologist on an island resort battling a horde of wild dogs. Let's just review that real quick. The director of Gymkata, Joe Don Baker playing a marine biologist, and a pack of killer dogs. If that doesn't equal B-movie gold I don't know what in the world does : )
But that's not all! The second feature on the bill is the 1984 thriller Razorback, starring television icon Gregory Harrison (Logan's Run). Razorback was the feature film directorial debut from legendary cult director Russell Mulcahy (Highlander), and chronicles one man's battle against a giant, killer boar. Mulcahy takes what could have been a run-of-the-mill monster movie, and turns it into one of the most visually interesting movies of the 80's. If you remember how cool the cinematography and editing was in Highlander, imagine that level of artistry applied to a movie about a giant, killer boar. Yep, pretty ridiculous, but also amazing.
So without any further ado here are your full Episode 71 details:
When: Friday, June 1 @ 8:00 p.m.
Where: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
8:00 p.m.: The Pack (1977)
9:45 p.m.: Razorback (1984)
So there you have it Superfans, two outstanding killer critter movies back on the big screen . . . THE WAY THEY WERE MEANT TO BE SEEN! See you there!