Thursday, July 9, 2015
"Where have you been, Cap'n?"
Ah, yes. Apologies for the lack of reviews. It's not for lack of having seen anything, but mostly because Cap'n Howdy has been busy putting the final touches on Summer Fest 7. Around this time of year my schedule goes haywire, because the logistics of a fest, even eight years in, is time consuming. And this isn't even a large scale one: just our normal get-together weekend of B-Movies. That said, bringing back the "Field Trip" movie has turned out to be slightly more complicated than usual, in part because the film we're going to see performed so poorly last week that most theatres aren't interested in showing it this week. But it's worth it, my Fest-ers and vicarious Fest-readers.
This year's Fest is broken up into three, loosely theme-based days:
Friday: Unnecessary Sequels
Saturday: A Taste for Flesh and Blood
Sunday: Super Hero Origin Stories
I believe that I've put together a good balance of schlock to entertain the Fest faithful. This year will include past favorites from the earliest Summer Fests, in large part because the audience has changed enough that some of them never made it to the first three years. There are also some other, heretofore, unseen films joining the lineup that I'm excited to show them. And, of course, there's the Trappening.
This year's Trappening is something that I watched many times years and years ago, but has inexplicably never played at a Fest. Why? I'm not sure, because it absolutely fits in. Like the people coming to see it in person, it's going to remain a mystery until the moment it plays. Could it be Night of the Lepus? Death Bed: The Bed That Eats? Big Money Rustlas? Titanic: The Legend Goes On..? Only I know for sure...
Here's the schedule as planned - feel free to watch along at home if you like:
Terminator Genisys (Summer Fest Field Trip Movie)
Revenge of the Ninja
Shark Attack 3: Megalodon
A Vampire on Bikini Beach (USA Up All Night Experience)
Recap to come in the following week. In the meantime, the madness begins soon...