(1957). Christopher Lee, in his first performance as Dracula, recreates the classic Bram Stoker tale of Count Dracula travelling from Transylvanian to London to find victims for his bloodlust. However, this Dracula is irrevocably evil – his flame colored eyes and dripping fangs are hypnotically horrifying. Dir. Terence Fisher. Starring : Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing. (82mins)
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(1962) (71Ms) Directed by William J. Hole Jr. Starring: Linda Christain, Robert Alda, Neil Hamilton, Ariadna Welter.
Successful businessman, Rick Turner’s life is turned upside down when he finds an alluring doll in a shop run by the suave Francis Lamont (Gordon Hamilton – t.v. “Batman’s” Commissioner Gordon!). Turner soon becomes obsessed with the blonde bombshell the doll evokes and this obsession leads him to a devil-worshipping voodoo cult that wants him not only to join its ranks, but to offer up his fiancé (Welter) as his initial sacrifice!
(1984) In June 1978, the Cramps, a pioneering New York-based rock band who blend the primitive twangy stomp of rockabilly with the attitude and willful perversity of punk, were touring the West Coast and discovered they’d been lined up with perhaps the most unusual gig of their career. The Cramps were booked to play a show at the Napa State Mental Hospital, a facility for the emotionally challenged, and found themselves facing an audience that was half smuggled-in punk fans and half in-patients whose reaction to the performance was often vocal and demonstrative. A cameraman from the punk-oriented video collective Target Video was on hand with a primitive black-and-white camera and the results became the infamous The Cramps: Live at the Napa State Mental Hospital. As the band faced a truly unusual audience, it roared through a handful of songs, including “Human Fly,” &”Love Me,” “Domino,” “The Way I Walk,” “What’s Behind the Mask,”and “T.V. Set.” Dir. Joe Rees. (60 Mins)
(1931). The classic and original Count Dracula film with Bela Lugosi. From the shadows of the Transylvanian mountains to high society London, Count Dracula searches for potential victims by night. Eerie and chilling! Dir. Tod Browning. Starring : Bela Lugosi & Helen Chandler. (75mins)
(1989) (87Ms) Directed by Roberta Findlay. Starring: William Beckwith, Christine Moore, Mavis Harris, Max Jacobs, Tim Gail.
Devil-worshiping monks led by Father Thomas Seaton (Beckwith) search modern day Manhattan for sacrifice victims in order to gain immortality. A brave nun, Sister Angela (Harris), infiltrates this coven of evil in order stop their latest blood rite – the sacrifice of the virginal 13 year old granddaughter (Moore) of one the dark monks (Jacobs). Will Sister Angela be able to stop this nefarious evil before it is too late!?!
(1978). Classic college frat house flick – Togas and all! The iconic Delta House brings true havoc to campus, plus a few really great parties! Dir. John Landis. Starring : John Belushi & Tim Matheson. (109mins)
(1991) (91Ms) Directed by Jerry Sangiuliano. Starring: Farrah Forke, Terry Londeree, Joe Lombardo, Donna Bostany.
College professor Dr. Phillip Rothman is working with his students, studying the mind’s reaction to various patterns of color and light. He claims to be funded by a video game company working to improve the quality of their games. His star student, Laurie Stevens, soon discovers the research is really a series of mind control experiments aimed at working on a means to control and direct the thoughts and actions of individuals. With the help of cop Frank Turi, she must find a way to stop Dr. Rothman before it is too late!
(2003) This film follows the beginnings of the Ramones in a shitty New York bar through their 22 years of incessantly touring – with a great personal look at each Ramone and the musicians who were around. Dir. Jim Fields & Michael Gramaglia. (110 mins)
(1979). Classic teen movie concerning Rock & Roll against the establishment, with a bit of humor – starring The Ramones. Starring: PJ Soles & The Ramones. Dir. Allan Arkush. (84mins)
(1977) (92Ms) Directed by Joy N. Houk Jr. Starring: James Best, Gerald McRaney, Barbara Burgess, Anne Latham.
Four individuals with diverse backgrounds arrive at a private medical facility. They believe they have volunteered for scientific research on mind-reading and memory. They are in fact about to be treated to a top-secret government experiment on mind-control via the E-Box, a computer run device. And when the shadowy head of the facility, The General, loses control of this device, the experiment starts to go horribly wrong…
(1981). See Iggy Pop electrify in this classic performance of thirteen cuts captured over thirty years ago, a great comparison to last summer’s Stooges reunion show. (52 mins)
(1961). Two Rock & Rollers arrive in quiet St. Cloud, Minnesota, where everyone can’t wait for Saturday night! But even they aren’t prepared for what they find. Dir. Dennis Klein. Starring : Al Franken & Tom Davis. (96mins)
(1995) (99Ms) Directed by Stephen Norrington. Starring: Brad Dourif, Ely Pouget, William Hootkins, John Sharian.
Multinational weapons manufacturer Chaank Armaments’ most recent experiment, the Hardman project, recently got loose, killing civilians. The company’s new investigating chief executive, Cale, has discovered a secret weapons lab run by the gifted, but mad, Joe Dante. She soon calls a halt to research. Angry, Dante sets a trap, unleashing his ultimate machine – “Warbeast”. Trapped in the corporate offices, Cale and a trio of stoner, pacifist eco-terrorists (who broke in with the hopes of shutting down Chaank) must fight for their very lives against Dante’s ruthless and relentless death machine!
(1993) January 20th, 1993. Fear rips through 18 of their most blistering cuts on a cold evening in New York City. (56mins)
(2003). The life of ultra-groupie Cynthia Plastercaster, whose babies are plaster casts of some of rock music’s biggest names – Jimi Hendrix… Dir. Jessica Villines. (91mins)
(1970) (101Ms) Dir. Joseph Sargent. Starring: Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, Gordon Pinsent, William Schallert.
Before Skynet and the Matrix there was… Colossus! Colossus is a super computer built by Charles Forbin and designed to independently run the U.S. defense system. Soon after coming on-line, Colossus decides that the world would be better off if it ran things. Linking up with a Russian super computer, Colossus sets in motion events that spell the end of mankind’s freedom. Soon Forbin and his Soviet counterparts are in a race against time to disconnect Colossus, but it may already be too late…
(1951) (76Ms) Directed by Curt Siodmak. Starring: Raymond Burr, Barbara Payton, Lon Chaney Jr, Tom Conway.
Barnet Chavez (Burr), a plantation manager working deep in the South American jungle, lusts for the wife (Payton) of the plantation’s owner. Chavez cooks up a scheme to murder his employer and almost succeeds…almost. Unfortunately a local witch doctor witnesses the crime and puts a curse Chavez causing him to be transformed into a gorilla by night. Soon others start to die, and it begins to look like Chavez’s sinister nature may have been unleashed by the curse!
(1987) Classic Rock & Roll story of the King in his breakout year, with super rare footage, as he goes – in one year, from country boy to international phenomenon. Dir. Alan & Susan Raymond. 61 mins.
(1956). Still not dead and after a transforming operation, this last installment of the Creature features a gill-less, bulky land creature wearing street clothes. Unhappy and being framed for murder, the creature kills the bad guy and heads back for the ocean. Truely odd monster cinema! Dir. John Sherwood. Starring: Leigh Snowden, Jeff Morrow & Rex Reason. (78 mins.)
(1968) (92Ms) Directed by Roberto Mauri. Starring: Brad Harris, Esmeralda Barros, Marc Lawrence, Adriana Alben.
A mad scientist (Lawrence), bent on world domination, searches for the fabled Kong Island where it is believed the descendants of King Kong live. His plan is to find these apes, implant electronic control devices in them, creating an unstoppable army. The only things in his way are a woman (Barros) raised amongst the island’s ape population and a reluctant hero (Harris), a member of the scientist’s crew shocked by his nefarious plan.
(1972). Winner of the 1972 Golden Globe for Best Documentary. Elvis On Tour showcases The King in top form with all the magic that has become his legend. Dir. Pierre Adidge & Robert Abel. 93 mins.
(1955). Not killed at the end of part one, the Gill Man Creature is captured and sent to be studied. At the Oceanarium, the Creature is attracted to a female member of the study, abducts her, kills a few scientists and gets gunned down in the end – another true classic of monster cinema! Dir. Jack Arnold. Starring: John Agar & Lori Nelson. (82 mins.)
(1954) (72Ms) Directed by W. Lee Wilder. Starring: Paul Langton, Leslie Denison, Teru Shimada.
A group of intrepid explorers head to the Himalayas to find new types of flora. Searching the frozen mountain range, a member the party is abducted by a Yeti. Soon the group tracks great beast to its cavern lair where they capture the Yeti, bringing it back to America. The Yeti breaks free, going on a deadly rampage. Can the Yeti be recaptured, or must it be destroyed?!?
(1970). This film documents Elvis’ Summer Festival in Las Vegas – his return to the stage after 14 years of making movies, with the bulk of the footage from the International Hotel in Las Vegas in August of 1970. Dir. Dennis Sanders. 108 mins.
(1954). The Gill Man Creature is discovered during an expedition to the Amazon. Frightened by the lights, he mauls two explorers, meanwhile, the Creature is interested in a female member of the crew, abducts her, kills a few more and gets gunned down in the end – a true classic of monster cinema! Dir. Jack Arnold. Starring: Richard Carlson & Julia Adams. (79 mins.)
(1977) (96Ms) Directed by Herb Wallerstein. Starring: Bo Svenson, Yvette Mimieux, Sylvia Sydney, Clint Walker.
As a Colorado resort town prepares for its annual winter carnival, a skier is found dead. The local town council attempt to sweep everything under the rug by blaming the death on a random bear attack. But soon the death-toll starts to escalate, and it becomes clear the deaths are being caused by something more fearsome, something deliberately hunting down its prey…
(1984). On the road with a young Social Distortion along with Youth Brigade and a visit with Minor Threat – one of the best punk documentaries ever. Dir. Adam Small & Peter Stuart. (78 mins)
(2002). The people of Japan have created the ultimate fighting machine – a giant invincible robot, armed with a myriad of weapons. As the new mechanical Godzilla starts on its test run, the real Godzilla rises from the depths of the ocean to begin the battle of the century. Starring : Yumiko Shaku and Godzilla. Dir. Masaaki Tezuka. (88 mins)
(1956) (87Ms) Directed by Koji Shima. Starring : Toyomi Karita, Keizo Kawasaki, Isao Yamagata, Shozu Nanbu.
The planet Earth is doomed. A giant meteor is on a collision course with it and its effects are already impacting the Earth. In an effort to help save mankind from certain death, aliens from the planet Paira arrive to help humanity construct a device that will destroy this hurtling hunk of space rock. But, the people of Earth react badly at first, believing the aliens are the cause of the coming doom. Can both the peoples of Earth and the Parisans get together and do what is necessary avert the impending apocalypse? Only time (which is short) will tell…