What’s better than a night at the movies? Why, twelve hours of horror! This was the second horrorthon I attended from Secret Sixteen, and like the one from last October, I had a great time. All six prints were in great condition. No fading, no bad sound, no big gaps missing. Many of them looked fresh, which is surprising when you consider the age of some of them. The lineup was Man’s Best Friend (1993), The Deadly Bees (1966), Anaconda (1997), The Uncanny (1977), Orca (1977), and Jaws: The Revenge (1987).
Photo by Matt Average
The Deadly Bees (directed by Freddie Francis) was perhaps my favorite of the six. More of a mystery/thriller than an outright horror film, but it was fun, and also cool to see footage of The Birds (with Ron Wood, pre-Rolling Stones) opening the movie with their song “That’s All I Need You For.” (MA)
Another late post, and I apologize because I know many of you out there are just circling like sharks for the next Bad Transfer post. Especially one that involves a movie marquee. Last week Cinematic Void and the LA Phil, along with Wynter Mitchell held a 6 movie marathon at the Aero in Santa Monica: They Live (1988), Society (1989), The Slumber Party Massacre (1982), Chopping Mall (1986), Blood Diner (1987), and Angel (1983).
Wynter Mitchell held a great panel with Amy Holden Jones, Sandy King Carpenter, Kelli Maroney midway through the afternoon, where they discussed working in horror, the future of horror, and being female in the industry.