Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights!
“There are as many horror fans who loathe zombie movies as there are those who love them. Described as an ‘anti-zombie zombie movie’, ‘The Battery’ is the most reinvigorating take on this overworn subgenre I’ve seen in ages.” So said Kier-La Janisse (author of the great House of Psychotic Women, which inspired some of our programming earlier in the year) in Fangoria. Couldn’t have said it better myself. So I didn’t! We were very happy to get our hands on The Battery, which has been delighting both critics and audiences at festivals across the country. And unless you’re planing to visit some festivals this year, this may be your only chance to see it on the big screen in LA.
Friday August 9th @ midnight.
Quoth the FNF power blurb:
Accomplished for a staggeringly low $6,000, writer/director Jeremy Gardner’s debut feature re-invents the post-apocalyptic zombie film through sheer simplicity. We follow two former baseball players, Ben (also Jeremy Gardner) and Mickey (Adam Cronheim), cutting an aimless path across a deserted post-zombiegeddon New England. Ben has embraced their feral, lawless, nomadic lifestyle — and Mickey clings to the hope of salvation, dreaming of a bed, a girl, and a safe place to live. Bleak, funny, disturbing, and inventive (like the best no-budget cinema) The Battery succeeds powerfully by turning its limitations into strengths — and in an era where the been-there-done-that cinematic zombie realm is now mostly judged on the quality of its SFX gore and makeup, The Battery is a subversive breath of fresh air.
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 BATTERY in the subject line. Include your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.