Schlock: Art House Theatre Day Exclusive!
John Landis / 1973, USA
80min / digital
Celebrate (the third annual) Art House Theater Day with a new 4K restoration of the unseen first film by John Landis, (Animal House, Kentucky Fried Movie, An American Werewolf in London) featuring an exclusive video introduction from Landis himself!
A love stranger than King Kong! From writer/director John Landis comes a love story transcending the boundaries of nature and good taste. Shot over twelve days on a micro-budget, SCHLOCK launched the careers of both Landis and legendary SFX artist Rick Baker (MEN IN BLACK, VIDEODROME). An uproarious pastiche of monster movies, packed to the gills with irreverent humor and biting satire, SCHLOCK is the outrageous missing link between the creature features of yesteryear and its creators subsequent celebrated careers. Carnage! Terror! Banana skins! The mighty prehistoric ape Schlocktropus has emerged from hiding to embark on a full-scale rampage across a quiet SoCal suburb. The police are baffled. The army is powerless. The body count is rising...but when Schlock encounters a kindly blind woman (Eliza Garrett, ANIMAL HOUSE) who sees beyond his grotesque visage, the homicidal simian is presented with a chance at redemption...
A micro-budgeted monster comedy made when [Landis] was just 21 years oldwhile his filmography covers numerous genres, his heart has always belonged to creature features and monster movies. Crafted with creativity, confidence, and a legitimately funny sense of humor. Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects
The Grand Illusion Cinema (View)
1403 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105
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