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Saturday, May 8, 2010

"Forbidden Thrills" @ Forbidden Island: Cult Movies & Cocktails

Starting next month, I will be presenting a "spin-off" of Thrillville called "FORBIDDEN THRILLS" at, naturally enough, Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge in Alameda - basically, my new "home base," at least as far as "Will the Thrill" is concerned. Thrillville continues through the summer as a road show, with lots of cool stuff coming up, including SHATFEST returning to the East Bay at the Vine Cinema in Livermore on May 20, my debut at San Francisco's Roxie Cinema on July 22, hosting the West Coast premiere of MIL MASCARAS VS THE AZTEC MUMMY and its followup ACADEMY OF DOOM as part of SF Indiefest's Another Hole in the Head Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival, and on August, 21 we're once again hosting Movie Nite at TIKI OASIS 10. After that, Thrillville will become Chillville while I focus on writing Fiction and other creative endeavors.   Along with Forbidden Thrills - sort of an informal B Movie symposium, with booze - I'll be hosting semi-regular multi-media theme nights at Forbidden Island and other venues, as well as appearing at other film festivals to present classic and new cult cinema. Below is the schedule for Forbidden Thrills through the rest of this year, subject to change or cancellation due to forces beyond my control, like nobody shows up....cheers & aloha, Will

FORBIDDEN THRILLS hosted by Will the Thrill
Monthly Monday Night Cult Movies @ Forbidden Island
1304 Lincoln Ave., Alameda
All shows free, first feature starts @ approx. 7:30PM, second feature @ approx. 9:30

June 21: FREAKY FILIPINO FLIX!
MAD DOCTOR OF BLOOD ISLAND (1968) – a hideous monster stalks matinee idol John Ashley in a tropical hellhole! Sensationally sleazy slice of steaming cheese directed by Eddie Romero.
Plus!  
FOR YOUR HEIGHT ONLY (1981) – Weng-Weng is a mighty midget secret agent kicking adversarial ass, or at least some sinister shins, in this action-packed classic!
Cocktail special: "The Weng-Weng"


 







July 19: MERMAID MANIA!
NIGHT TIDE (1961) – Dennis Hopper is a sailor who falls in love with a possibly murderous “mermaid” (Linda Lawson) at a seaside carnival in this mysterious classic directed by Curtis Harrington.
Plus! 
MERMAIDS OF TIBURON (1962) – Famous pinup model Diane Webber is the mythical Mermaid Queen in this colorful, exotic adventure story.
Cocktail special: "The Mermaid"


 







August 16: ELVIS D-DAY TIKI PARTY!
It’s been 33 years since The King went to the bathroom and never returned! We’re marking the date with prizes, music, peanut butter and banana sandwiches and specially selected footage of Elvis in action! Cocktail Special: “The King”


September 20: INCREDIBLY STRANGE & STRANGELY INCREDIBLE FILMS!
THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED-UP ZOMBIES (1964) – Ray Dennis Steckler’s infamous “monster musical” featuring a hooded psycho killer on the loose, deformed monsters, a spooky carnival gypsy, beehive hair-dos and gratuitous go-go dancers!
Plus!
SPIDER BABY (1965) – Lon Chaney Jr. and Sig Haig star in Jack Hill’s gothic classic about a family of freaks, AKA “The Maddest Story Ever Told”! Truly macabre and demented.
Cocktail special: “The Incredibly Strange Cocktail”


 







  
October 18: HALF ‘N HALF HALLOWEEN HORRORS!
WEREWOLF IN A GIRL’S DORMITORY (1961) – watch out, kids, there’s a “ghoul in school” - and it’s the Professor of “Lycanthropy”! Scary, stylish Italian ”art house” classic.
Plus! THE MANSTER (1959) – an American reporter in Japan meets a mad scientist, has a fling with a femme fatale, grows an extra ape-like head and goes on a bloody rampage in this amazingly atmospheric creature feature!
Cocktail special: ‘”The Split Personality”

 




 November 15: ED WOOD IF HE COULD!

GLEN OR GLENDA (1953) – the tantalizing true story of a transvestite, told with shocking realism on a budget you wouldn’t believe!
Plus! 
BRIDE OF THE MONSTER (1955) – Bela Lugosi and Tor Johnson terrorize the countryside in this amazing masterpiece of cheapjack horror!
Cocktail special: “The Angora Sweater”

 
 




December 13: CREEPY CRAZY CHRISTMAS CLASSICS!
SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964) –“Hooray for Santy Claus” who saves the world from alien invaders in this seasonal cult favorite!
Plus! 
SANTA CLAUS (1959) – mind-blowing Mexican masterpiece features Santa teaming up with Merlin against the Devil!
Cocktail special: “The Martian Margarita”