Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights!
I’m always excited for Sebastian O’Brien and I’s shows, but this week has me particularly jazzed. Why? Because we’re going to have a long chat with cinematic wildman Renny Harlin about his super-genius-shark schlocksterpiece Deep Blue Sea. This is one you don’t want to miss. Harlin is a great talker and DBS a typically Harlin-esque rollercoaster of brazenly crafted bonkersness — not to mention the best animatronic creature FX you’ll ever see (and I mean that seriously; they built fake sharks that actually swam!)
It should be noted that this week’s show (Friday July 13) will not be at our usual midnight time-slot, but 10pm.
Quoth the FNF power blurb:
Sure, Jaws is cool and all, but you know what’s cooler than a giant killer shark? Genetically engineered super smart killer sharks, that’s what! Hollywood action-meister Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Mindhunters) knows how to deliver on a high concept premise, and Deep Blue Sea is Harlin delivering at his no-holds-barred best. With a stellar cast featuring Thomas Jane, LL Cool J, Stellan Skarsgard and Sam mutherfuckin’ Jackson, Harlin infuses a great B-movie set-up with his muscular chops, and the result is one of the most crowd-pleasing animal attack films of the ‘90s — and the only great shark movie since Jaws. Forget all those Sci-Fi Channel cheapies, ‘cause this is the real deal, overflowing with all the flesh-ripping, explosions and panicked swimming you deserve.
Check out our original trailer!
For theater info or ticket purchases go here.
I feel like this is fairly obvious, yet it apparently could stand to be more obvious: 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 DEEP BLUE in the subject line. Include your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.