Monday, June 9, 2008

Finger-lickin' good

We're locked in for the next Mad Movie Party - a 21st anniversary double-dose of vampire fun.

Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys held a special place in our hearts - it's a great summer popcorn-flick, and was shot in our own backyard of Santa Cruz. Great performances by Jason Patrick, Jami Gertz, Kiefer Sutherland and a rock and roll soundtrack that holds up remarkably well 21 years later make this film still fun today. I may drag out some 21 year-old photos of my pal Joey and I from our summer in 87 - two lost boys hanging out at the boardwalk...

On the flip-side of this coin, Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark was a much darker, ultra-cool vampiric western. Starring Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen and Jenette Golodstein - the James Cameron stock company less Michael Biehn (who turned it down), the film was shot after Aliens and before the directors' brief marriage. All that and a great Tangerine Dream score make for the freshest take on vampires of the decade.

Join us for a fun night of blood-drinking good times, and finger-licking good food. Doors at 6pm, features start at 7pm - with the vampires arriving just in time for sundown. Oh, and The Lost Boys will be presented in HD - the next best thing to 70mm...

Hope to see you there.
John & Vonna

1 comment:

Joey Bryan said...

You know I have a few Lost Boy photos hanging around somewhere... and a few sealed envelopes that probably should be opened!

Let us not forget the amazing airbrush work from the artist who was also IN the movie.