David Cronenberg's Rabid. Troll 2, the "best worst movie." Just hosting one of these films would be a hoot and a half. But I'm proud to say that Captain Cruella and I will be hosting both of them in the days to come at Stamford's historic Avon Theatre. We've been party to a lot of cool stuff over there, but this just may take the cake.
Sure, meeting William Lustig was great. And last year's zombie double feature was a blast. As was Carpenter's Halloween, with my parents on hand. But this time, I'm bubbling over with more excitement than ever. Firstly, I've never seen either of these films on a big screen before. Secondly, for the screening of Troll 2, we will also have VoH junior team members Zombelina and Skeleton Jack in tow for a rare public appearance...
There are many who have called Rabid Cronenberg's underrated masterpiece. I'm a huge fan of the man's entire body of work, so it's hard to say, but it's definitely up there. Not to mention that it has Connecticut's own Marilyn Chambers as the star. And while I'm not thrilled that it will no longer be a double feature with that other movie she made, Behind the Green Door, I'm still incredibly psyched to be there to introduce such a psychological body horror masterpiece.
As for Troll 2, what really needs to be said that hasn't already been? In the pantheon of movies that are "so bad, they're good," this one may be king. Hell, there was an entire documentary made about it and its bizarre fan following. The Captain and I are so overjoyed to be hosting this one that Cru has vowed to craft a custom-made goblin replica to be given away during the pre-show trivia contest! And if you're lucky, it may just be delivered to you by one of your pint-sized associates...
So join us this coming Thursday night, August 4, and the following Thursday night, August 11, for a night of horror goodness, vintage trailers and fun giveaways. Visit the Avon website for more details, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter!
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