Linda Blair-led “CHAINED HEAT” to Screen at Alamo Yonkers’ Monday Night Thread-UpMovies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
As much as FANGORIA has largely been a horror destination for the past 35 years, that hasn’t stopped us from covering the wide, wide world of cult, action and exploitation cinema. After all, there are few horror filmmakers that have racked up as many eviscerated bodies on screen as the likes of shoot-’em-up darlings Paul Verhoeven, Sam Peckinpah, Craig R. Baxley and John Woo. And while these brawn-and-bullet bashes rarely grace the pages of our horror-centric mag, they do however grace the pages of FANGORIA friend Paracinema Magazine, who share FANGO’s love for the lurid, sleazy, bloody and badass.
And luckily, for those who are obsessed with the obscure, Paracinema and Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers have teamed up to bring some of the most wild and wicked films to the big screen with their new monthly staple, the Monday Night Thread-Up. Past screenings have included the likes of the inimitable STONE COLD (1991) and BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA (1974), are exclusively on 35mm and tickets run at a cheap $5 a pop, and February’s selection is no exception as Paracinema is bringing the infamous “Women-in-Prison” film CHAINED HEAT to the big screen.
Hitting the Yonkers Drafthouse one week after FANGORIA’s own screening of Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, CHAINED HEAT follows EXORCIST darling Linda Blair, now all-grown-up, as she faces the harsh life of prison, which includes sleazy pimps, an exploitative warden (played by ANIMAL HOUSE’s John Vernon), and rival race gangs. Oh and did someone say Sybil Danning? Critically dismantled at the time of release, CHAINED HEAT is a bona fide cult classic and a whirlwind of exploitation cinema, and you can bet your bottom dollar that this writer will be there. You can see the trailer for CHAINED HEAT below; the film will play at 8 p.m. on Monday, January 16th, and you can pick up tickets here.