Sunday, June 22, 2008

Psychotronix Rocks

We had a great time at the Psychotronix Film Festival last night.

The show started around 7pm, and proceeded with a variety of 16mm oddities. I've included some YouTube videos to give you a taste of the types of things we saw.

We had seen some before, but were otherwise unfamiliar with scopitones

Vonna had a flashback and was able to sing along with the theme song to Milton the Monster:

There was a great video on manners featuring 'Chalky':

There were timely inclusions, such as an episode of the 60s Hulk cartoon:

There was a great office safety training video, which I wish I could find - here are two examples that covers some of the same ground:

There were drawings for lots of appropriately schlocky merchandise, from DVDs that would appeal to the likes of us present at the festival to strange toys (like Space Mucus). Vonna won a CD called It Came From Thrillville, with music and trailer audio from a number of classic sci-fi films.

Mr. Lobo of Cinema Insomnia was in attendance, as was Ernie Fosselius - creator of Hardware Wars, so I was able to pick up a set of Hardware Wars trading cards that I had foolishly passed up at Wondercon earlier this year.

It was after 12:30am by the time we got home, but it was worth it. Thanks to Bob and Ari for inviting us!

We'll keep you posted when the next Psychotronix festival gets scheduled this fall.

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