Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights!
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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.