Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights! (like us on Facebook, if you dare!)
For some people the day after Thanksgiving is all about shopping. For those of you sticking around Los Angeles over the holiday weekend who are looking for a different kind of ‘Black Friday,’ this Friday at midnight at The Cinefamily, my cohort Sebastian O’Brien and I will be presenting Tobe Hooper’s ridiculoso follow-up to one of horror’s most seminal films, the less seminal but no less amazing in its own way Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2!
Quoth the FNF power blurb:
When setting out to make the sequel to the scuzzy, visceral and wildly original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre — a film so incredible that pretty much nothing could compete with it — director Tobe Hooper made the bold choice of making the comedic subtext of the first film the overt text, resulting in this colorful, legendary ‘80s slice of satirical Americana written by fellow Texan filmmaking legend L.M. Kit Carson. In a film that shares more kinship with funhouse splatter flicks like Evil Dead 2 and Dead Alive than its immediate predecessor, Hooper assembles a great cast with genre star-making turns from Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams (as the sexy heroine DJ Stretch) and original Chainsaw alum Jim Siedow, but the real casting coup is the inclusion of gonzo Dennis Hopper as the chainsaw-wielding sheriff gunning for revenge on Leatherface and his kin. Arguably the most fun and re-watchable of the franchise, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is a veritable feast of gags and gore. Besides, what more perfect way to celebrate Thanksgiving can there be than with the cannibalistic First Family of Horror? Have a seat at the table — we’ve saved you a drumstick!
For theater info or ticket purchases go here.
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 CHAINSAW in the subject line. Include your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.