Blobfest 2015: The Blob and The Ghastly Love of Johnny X
Sponsored by Mainstay Inn, Salena Salon and Horizon Services
Sun., July 12, 2015
Our Sunday afternoon movie comes from the far flung future of 2012. It’s a vintage 50’s throwback featuring juvenile delinquents, flying saucers, cool cars, cosmic weapons, deadly dames, musical numbers, and just a splash of horror. It can only be The Ghastly Love of Johnny X, starring Will Keenan (Tromeo and Juliet)! On board for the fun are Reggie Bannister (of the Phantasm films), the always superb Paul Williams (Phantom of the Paradise), and Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), in his final performance! It’s also the very last film to be shot on Kodak’s black-and-white Plus-X film stock. We are both thrilled and excited to be able to showcase this wonderful movie on 35mm film!
And, as if that were not enough, writer and director Paul Bunnell will be here introducing the film, and participating in a Q&A! Paul will be here all weekend long- more details to follow.
“Whatever its flaws as a film, a none-too-scary monster chief among them, The Blob is a uniquely compelling monster movie. The decision to shoot in Technicolor, largely on real locations in Pennsylvania, invests it with a high-50s feel money couldnt buy. The remarkable seriousness the actors, particularly method disciple Steve McQueen, bring to the material makes the film difficult to dismiss as mere camp. So does a finale that unites the entire town, teens and grown-ups alike, in an all-metaphors-aside fight against an alien threat, a moment that seems to confirm historian Bruce Eders description of The Blob as like watching some kind of collective home movie of who we were and who we thought we were. Or maybe its simply the best film ever to pit hot-rodding teens against a mass of silicone. It delivers the goods any way you look at it.” (Keith Phipps, The Onion A.V. Club)
1:00 – Doors Open
1:30 – Q&A with Ricou Browning
2:00 – The Blob (Irvin Yeaworth, 1958, 82 min, 35mm)
3:30 – The Ghastly Love of Johnny X (Paul Bunnell, 2013, 106m, 35mm, Strand Releasing)
5:15 – Q&A with director Paul Bunnell
All times are approximate.
Members/Children < 13: $6
- On sale Mon, Jun 1 at 10AM. Online is the best way to buy tickets.
- Ticket prices DO NOT include the $1.00 per ticket service fee. This fee will be calculated at checkout.
- General admission seating.