Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights!
I’ve nerded out on guests numerous times in the history of Sebastian O’Brien and I’s Friday Night Frights series. And I’m excited to nerd hard this Friday on writer-director David Twohy. Beginning his career with a string of awesome screenwriting credits, from genre notables like Critters 2 and Warlock, to big-time fare like The Fugitive and Waterworld (which I happen to quite like), Twohy then branched into directing with the impressive and criminally underseen Jeff Daniels high-concept thriller Grand Tour: Disaster in Time. But Twohy struck gold when he crossed paths with an up and coming actor dubiously named Vin Diesel — who at this point in his career was mostly known as “the big guy who dies first in Saving Private Ryan.” I’m not a fan of Chronicles of Riddick, but I’m keeping my hopes high for the (hopefully) return to form Riddick, so this Friday night we’re going to be screening the fantastic gut-punching original Pitch Black with Twohy on hand for a chat.
Friday Septmber 6th @ midnight.
Quoth the FNF power blurb:
There’s something out there in the dark — and it’s high octane Diesel! Before xXx and the Fast and the Furious saga, there was Pitch Black, a lean, mean horror/sci fi actioner starring a soon-to-be superstar Vin Diesel in the early career-defining role of badass space thug “Riddick”. Directed by David Twohy (who’d labored in the sci-fi/horror salt mines for years with The Arrival, Warlock and Waterworld), Pitch Black marries the winning Aliens formula with the (budget-saving) hook of setting the story on a planet plunged indefinitely into darkness. It’s easy to see why the Riddick role endures: Diesel makes for a great action hero with his shaved head, copious muscles and cool, silvery eyes that allow him to see in the dark. Pitch Black’s cast is rounded out with great bit players like Cole Hauser, Rhada Mitchell and Keith David, but it’s Diesel, the snappy script and the cool hammer-headed alien beasties that really make it sing. Before delving back into the world of Riddick with the brand-new namesake blockbuster, peep the original on the big screen with us.
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 PITCH BLACK in the subject line. Include your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.