NY! Zombies, “CATS” and Other Guilty Pleasures at Alamo Drafthouse this SaturdayMovies/TV,News Michael Gingold
For the first time (and hopefully not the last), the New York-area Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is joining forces with Philadelphia’s Exhumed Films, presenting a Guilty Pleasures Marathon of horror and exploitation flicks this Saturday, August 2.
The show, featuring a quintet of must-see-with-an-audience movies all on 35mm, begins at 2 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, just north of Manhattan (2548 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, NY). Per the official announcement: “Exhumed Films is proud to present five of the craziest films we’ve ever screened, back-to-back in an all-day assault of outrageousness. Here are five fan favorites, films that have had our audiences laughing, screaming, and cheering—sometimes all at once—when they played at our past marathon or double feature screenings. These movies are all low-budget affairs, but because of earnest filmmaking, tongue-in-cheek performances, and sheer audacity, they rise above their limitations and epitomize everything that is joyous about genre cinema.”
The lineup includes Enzo G. Castellari’s 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS, an ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK/ROAD WARRIOR ripoff that represents Italian imitation cinema at its zenith; FLESHEATER (pictured above), in which NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD cemetery zombie Bill Hinzman directs and stars as the first of a plague of walking dead terrorizing Pennsylvania; THE NO MERCY MAN, Daniel J. Vance’s Vietnam-vet-revenge actioner that predates ROLLING THUNDER and FIRST BLOOD, and was the first film lensed by HALLOWEEN/JURASSIC PARK cinematographer Dean Cundey; DEATH PROMISE, in which class warfare is waged with kung fu, with director Robert Warmflash in attendance; and this writer’s favorite, Rene Cardona Jr.’s totally delirious NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CATS, in which a wealthy deviant picks up babes in his helicopter in order to bed them and then feed them to his legion of carnivorous kitties. For tickets and more info, click here.