Those of us that live in Los Angeles are so fortunate to have so many revival theaters that program great horror and cult movies on a regular basis. Our friends over at the Cinefamily that host Friday Night Frights always know how to entice us.
Case in point: this upcoming Friday’s late night screening. On November 11th at 10:30pm, we’re going to be treated to Neil Marshall’s bonkers 2008 epic DOOMSDAY.
To put it into perspective, this was Marshall’s follow-up movie to his horror masterpiece THE DESCENT, and it literally throws in just about everything I’ve ever loved about movies. If you were to distill the stuff I saw on cable at the impressionable age of 12 while my parents weren’t paying attention and put it all into one movie, it’d be DOOMSDAY. And it’ll be a treat to see it on the big screen again with an audience!!!
Rhona Mitra! Malcolm McDowell! The late, great Bob Hoskins all star! And that crazy chick in the pic above!
Best of all, writer/director Neil Marshall will be in attendance for a Q & A. If you’re in the area, don’t miss out! Tickets available HERE! Check out the trailer the Friday Night Frights put together just for this screening!
Director Neil Marshall made his bones in the horror genre, so when he veered off into a different path, genre-wise, with 2008′s Doomsday, he brought his sensibility for violence and gore along for the ride. The resulting film is a thrilling mash-up of The Road Warrior, Escape From New York, with a little bit of 28 Days Later and even Excalibur—so to call it unhinged in the best possible way is something of an understatement. Rhona Mitra is at the center of the proceedings as a badass sent into walled off Scotland—now an apocalyptic war zone—to find the cure for a world-decimating virus. Marshall cranks up the action and never lets up, pitting Mitra’s Eden Sinclair against cannibalistic punks, medieval knights, and even a crazy Malcolm McDowell, as the scientist who reportedly holds the key to save humanity. This is a film that failed to find its audience upon release, but deserves a re-evaluation in a post Mad Max: Fury Road world—and there’s no better way to do that then with a theater full of rabid, flesh-hungry punks. Plus, the man himself, Neil Marshall!