Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights!
We are combining forces this Friday with the heroes over at Scream Factory, who have been fucking nailing it lately with their amazing blu-ray presentations, to showcase one of their newest releases — 1977’s The Incredible Melting Man. Self-hyped as “The First New Horror Creature” (whatever exactly that means), if you only know Melting Man from Mystery Science Theater 3000 – or if you don’t know it at all – then you’re in for a treat! Melting Man is a film so beautifully schlocky in its conception and execution that it is truly heavenly. So don’t miss this once in a lifetime chance to see it in 35mm on the big screen, with the lunatic behind it all, writer/director Willam Sachs, joining us for the show!
Scream Factory will also be doing giveaways at the show. So you don’t want to miss this one!
Friday July 26th @ midnight.
Quoth the FNF power blurb:
A gleefully gonzo and gooey gross-out, The Incredible Melting Man is a singular theatrical experience that truly lives up to its crazed, pulpy title. Originally intended as an homage to the great “atomic age” horrors of the Fifties, William Sachs’s clever satire was recut by its original distributor to cash in on the horror craze, imbuing the insanity concerning an astronaut exposed to outer space radiation with a legitimate feeling of dread possibly otherwise lost in the edit. The centerpiece here is the sublimely icky make-up work by Rick Baker, the SFX genius on the cusp of breaking big with An American Werewolf In London and numerous other unforgettable ‘80s films. The titular Melting Man is a truly revolting sight, and you can imagine Baker giggling behind the camera as the character devolves and dissolves with every passing scene. Scream Factory is releasing this beautiful slab of mayhem on stunning Blu-Ray on July 30th — come celebrate this exultant occasion with us, as we hold an extremely rare 35mm showing in all its face-melting resplendence.
For theater info or ticket purchases go here.
Just so we’re all clear — This screening is happening in Los Angeles.
As always I am giving away some free tickets (each with a +1). To enter all you need to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with MELTING MAN in the subject line. Include your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.