Grindhouse Film Festival

The Grindhouse Film Festival screens 35mm prints from the exploitation heyday of the 1970′s and early 80′s. Genres covered include horror, crime, blaxploitation, sexploitation,  hicksploitation, revenge films, biker films and more. Vintage 35mm trailers play before each film. In addition to being a cinematic study, this series is also a sociological study of the time period these movies came out of. Some of the movies are offensive, some are sexist, some are excessively violent. It’s the responsibility of the series to show these films, even if some of them are extremely controversial. Dan Halsted, the Hollywood’s Head Programmer, is the organizer and founder of the Grindhouse Film Festival. He is passionate about the caliber of the films in this series and believes they are an important part of cinema history that deserve to be seen on the big screen in their original format, 35mm film.

deadlyspawnposteOn Tuesday July 22nd at 7:30pm, the Grindhouse Film Festival presents an extremely rare 35mm print of the 80′s horror obscurity Deadly Spawn.

Deadly Spawn (1983) A meteorite crashes to Earth, bringing with it an angry three-headed alien beast.  The alien hides in the basement of an old house, starts devouring it’s residents and giving birth to hundreds of eel-shaped shark-toothed spawn.  Now it’s up to a young boy and a small group of teenagers to fight the rampaging spawn, kill the alien beast, and save humanity!  This film is a low-budget 80′s horror masterpiece.

35mm horror trailers before the movie.