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.

mothersdayposterOn Tuesday October 27th at 7:30pm, the Grindhouse Film Festival presents a HORROR IN THE WOODS DOUBLE FEATURE! Extremely rare 35mm prints of MOTHER’S DAY (7:30pm) and MADMAN MARZ (9:20pm). Only $8 for both movies! Advance tickets are strongly recommended, and are available here.

MOTHER’S DAY (1980) Three female friends go camping in the woods, and enter into a nightmare of backwoods horror! Kidnapped by a pair of demented hillbilly brothers, they’re brought back to a ramshackle cabin where the brothers’ crazed overbearing mother oversees the demented terror. This is one of the most powerful, terrifying and underrated horror films of all time, not to be missed in this incredibly rare big-screen appearance!

MADMAN MARZ (1982) At a remote summer camp, cocky teenagers chant the name of a horror legend called “Madman Marz”. Before long, teens and counselors are being hunted and killed by the monstrous man/creature carrying a gigantic razor-sharp axe! It’s up to a small group to attempt to survive the night, and fight back against the terrifying MADMAN MARZ!!!

35mm 70’s and 80’s horror trailers before each movie!


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