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Friday, March 13, 2009

Kevin Tenney's BRAIN DEAD: It's Alive!

In addition to my booking/PR gigs for Speakeasy Theaters and Forbidden Island, I am now front man for Monogram Releasing, a film/Blu-Ray/DVD distribution company out of the Midwest masterminded by Bill Dever, who organizes the B Movie Celebration in Franklin, Indiana, which I co-hosted last year. Monogram is in the business of acquiring new B/exploitation film product for both home and theatrical exhibition. A big one is coming up soon, on March 20, 2009: Kevin (Night of the Demons) Tenney's BRAIN DEAD. This is the most entertaining monster movie I've seen in a while: aliens, zombies, gore, big bare boobies, skinny dipping lesbians, escaped convicts, pervert preachers, and that's just the first 15 minutes!

I love a movie that makes no apologies to its audience. Reminds me of the glory grindhouse days of the 70s. Tenney brings back that Anything Goes approach. You've seen all this before - gratuitous nudity, catfights, hypocritical clergy, slimy parasite slugs from outer space, zombie brain munching, psycho criminals, a motley crew of misfits holed up in a cabin fending off flesh-eating ghouls - in fact, you've seen this in the work of Kevin Tenney, as well as classics like Night of the Creeps and Slither. But if you're like me, and hopefully for the sake of your loved ones you're not, and you can't get enough of no-holds-barred, shameless, escapist, exploitation cinema, Brain Dead is the movie for you. The script is very witty, and the makeup and effects are excellent, too. Especially the boobs - they look so real....

Brains, bad guys, beasts, and breasts: you add the beer and you got yourself the ultimate B Movie Experience. To say I recommend this movie is an understatement. If you like zombies, if you like girls, if you like you like movies, if you like enjoying yourself, you HAVE to see it, in any format. Below is a list of theaters where it will be playing soon, and eventually I will book it for Thrillville. Cheers.

Nova at Sabal Palms
2539 South Federal Highway
Fort Pierce, Florida 34982

Nova Georgia
340 Tanger Drive
Commerce, Georgia 30529

Studio 10 Cinemas
1624 E. State Highway 44
Shelbyville, Indiana 46176
Movieline: 398-FLIX(3549)

Georgetown 14 Cinemas
3898 Lafayette Road
Indianapolis, Indiana 46254
phone: (317) 291-3456

Nova 10
4353 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Movie Palace Cinemas
1231 Woodland Drive
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 42701
phone: (270) 769-1505

Dixie Dozen Cinemas
6801 Dixie Highway
Louisville, Kentucky 40258
phone: (502) 935-3771

Theatres of Georgetown
401 Outlet Center Drive
Georgetown, Kentucky 40324

Branson Meadows Theatres
4740 Gretna Road
Branson, Missouri 65616
Branson Meadows Outlet Mall
Phone: 417-332-0464
Movie Hotline: 417-332-2884

The Amp Oxford Mississippi
206 Commonwealth Boulevard
Oxford, Missouri 38655
Movie Hotline: 662-236-4080

Portsmouth Cinemas
1623 Chillicothe Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Movieline: 355-FILM(3456)

Lake Geneva 4
244 Broad Street
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147