Everybody loves old B horror movies. Okay, maybe not everybody digs the flagrant nudity followed by chasing, falling, more chasing and, eventually, stabbing, slicing, dicing and projectile blood. Regardless of your movie tastes, nobody likes the bad acting and horrible dialogue in between the real meat of horror movie disasters. Luckily, for true fans of horrible horror local artist E.J. Anttila has combed hundreds (perhaps thousands) of old 70’s and 80’s horror movies and remixed them into “all killer, no filler” bundles of scream called Horror Remix. In other words, he edits out the crappy dialogue leaving only those little gems of nudity and blood, with the occasional clip of bad fashion and hair. Anttila’s remixes have become so popular they are now actually screening in nine cities nationwide.
Each two-hour screening contains three themed (aka – sports or Christmas) horror movies cut down to about half an hour, complete with comedic puppet commentary following each remix. If you’re one of “those people” constantly telling people to hush up in the theater, this is not the event for you. Costumes, audible viewer commentary and squealing with excitement at the sight of bare boobies are all celebrated at Horror Remix screenings.
Horror Remix shows the last Wednesday of every month at the Studio Movie Grill on Royal and 75. Here’s the best part: admission is FREE. I repeat, free. When was the last time you got two hours of awesomeness for free? Studio Movie Grill also serves food (nothing like a little marinara to go with your gore) and alcohol (always good to inspire a more raucous audience). All of Antilla’s remixes are available for viewing on his site, in case 10 pm on a weeknight is a little too late for your day job schedule. But what’s the fun in that?
See the films March 26-31, 2012.
- Dr. Dre Producing Horror Movie “Thaw” (allhiphop.com)
- Silent House And The Rise Of The Gimmicky Horror Movie [Grierson & Leitch] (gawker.com)