Tuesday, January 17, 2012
The New Year is off and running, and we're not slowing down one bit! Following hot on the heels of a special presentation we just did at MarsCon, your Team Fantasmo will be screening films of the post-apocalypse for our February edition. There's a lot to choose from under this heading, so we've picked out one of the cheesiest films, as well as THE movie which arguably is the highpoint of the genre. Of course I'm talking about Damnation Alley and The Road Warrior! That's right a night that runs the spectrum between Jan-Michael Vincent and Mad Max . . . should be one to remember that's for sure :)
Damnation Alley, for those who may not know, was supposed to be the big movie from 20th Century Fox in the summer of 1977. They poured most of their effort into it, while virtually ignoring another little movie coming out in May called Star Wars. On paper I guess giant scorpions, flesh eating cockroaches, and a wicked battletruck seemed more exciting that droids and Wookies, but we all know how that turned out. The Road Warrior on the other hand really launched the post-apocalyptic craze of the 80's, and made Mel Gibson an international star. His Mad Max character became a full blown icon which would spawn a third film to complete the trilogy, as well as a host of imitators (but few equals). So without further ado, here are your full Episode 69 details:
When: Friday, February 3rd @ 8:00 p.m.
Where: Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
8:00 p.m.: Damnation Alley (1977)
9:45 p.m.: The Road Warrior (1981)
So there you have it Superfans, the ultimate post-apocalyptic lineup! You dare not miss these cautionary tales back on the big screen . . . THE WAY THEY WERE MEANT TO BE SEEN! See you there!