Author, film critic, teacher, musician and filmmaker (not to mention failed boxer) Chris Alexander is the editor-in-chief of FANGORIA Magazine. He got his first professional break as the “Schizoid Cinephile” in the pages of Canadian horror film magazine RUE MORGUE before making the move to FANGO in 2007. His words have appeared in The Toronto Star, Metro News, Wired, Montage, The Dark Side, Tenebre and many other notable publications and he appears regularly on international television and radio.
Sleaze Classic “SATAN’S CHILDREN” 40th Anniversary Screening in FloridaNews Chris Alexander
If you’ve never seen the riotously exploiative 1974 horror/cult classic SATAN’S CHILDREN, then you are incomplete as a human being. It’s as simple as that. The greasy, homoerotic and yet at the same time ridiculously homophobic flick (famously available as the second half of the ASYLUM OF SATAN DVD from Something Weird Video) is about as insane and operatically inept as they come and, though admired by a dedicated legion of C-movie enthusiasts, it’s always been an anomaly; a fascinating, wrong-headed and totally compelling one shot.
Now, on November 15th, the shot-in-Tampa scummy sort-of-classic getting a real deal, red-carpet, theatrical homecoming.
Tampa Theatre in association with FANGORIA magazine, The Sunscreen Film Festival, and Fandomonium in Tampa Bay are rolling out the official SATAN’S CHILDREN 40th Anniversary Cast/Crew Reunion Screening at the majestic (and haunted!) Tampa Theatre. For the first time ever, original cast and crew members will reunite on stage and discuss the making of this underground drive-in classic with local historic appeal.
Made in the spring of 1974, and directed by the late Joe Wiezycki, a determined group of local TV crew people filmed SATAN’S CHILDREN, a shocking and exploitaive tale of brutal revenge, bizarre unholy rituals, hedonistic hippie culture, weird sex, and the seductive spell of Satanism and devil-cults.
Confirmed original SATAN’S CHILDREN cast/crew members include: Stephen White (actor, “Bobby Douglas”), Rosemary Orlando (actress, “Monica”), John Edwards (actor, “Joshua”), John Mocsary (special make-up effects), Bill Dudley (sound recordist) and more! An informative and exclusive Q&A will follow the screening, and cast/crew will be available for autographs. DVD’s and Commemorative SATAN’S CHILDREN posters will be available for purchase. Plus, surprises galore!
Join the coven and celebrate with the Floridian damned!