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Films and Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers Present: The Guilty Pleasures
Marathon, Part II
August 22 at 1:00pm - 11:00pm
Drafthouse NYC Area
Central Park Ave, Yonkers, New York 10710
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Films is thrilled to return to the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers to present
The Guilty Pleasures Marathon, Part II, an all-day assault of
outrageousness. Here are five fan favorites, films that have had our
audiences laughing, screaming, and cheering—sometimes all at once—when
they played at our past marathons or double feature screenings in
Philadelphia. These movies are all low-budget affairs, but because of
earnest filmmaking, tongue-in-cheek performances, and sheer audacity,
they rise above their limitations and epitomize everything that is
joyous about genre cinema.
DREAMS (30th anniversary screening)
/ 35mm / Dir. Albert Pyun / 98 min.
the international success of George Miller’s films MAD MAX and THE ROAD
WARRIOR, post-apocalyptic rip-offs were all the rage during the 1980s.
Perhaps the oddest—and possibly most successful—of the lot is Albert
Pyun’s RADIOACTIVE DREAMS, which populates its predictable post-nuclear
wasteland with two unique protagonists. Phillip Hammer and Marlowe
Chandler (John Stockwell and Michael Dudikoff) are two teenaged
survivors of World War III who have spent their entire lives locked in
a fallout shelter with nothing but pulp fiction detective novels to
inform their understanding of the world. They venture out into the
barren landscape, dressed in 1940s-era zoot suits and spouting
hardboiled dialogue, to face a brave new world of cannibals, child
gangsters, and mutant rodents. Featuring special effects by genre faves
Greg Cannom, Kevin Yaegher, and The Chiodo Brothers, plus the official
“Guilty Pleasures” theme song!
WARS (aka THE DEVIL’S EXPRESS)
/ 35mm / Dir. Barry Rosen / 82 min.
WARS/THE DEVIL’S EXPRESS is an insane genre mash-up: a
Blaxploitation/Horror/Kung-Fu absurdist masterpiece that could only
exist in the exploitation heyday of the 1970s. Warhawk Tanzania (who,
incidentally, possesses the greatest name in human existence) plays an
American martial artist that inadvertently resurrects an ancient
zombie/demon/monster while on a trip to China. The creature follows
Tanzania back to New York City, where it wreaks havoc in the subway
system. Oh, and to further complicate matters, there’s also a gang war
brewing between some of the toughest dudes in town. It’s up to the
local police force and Warhawk himself to put a stop to both the gang
violence and the demonic creature stalking the subways. But can they do
it before the city explodes? A lost gem that truly must be seen to be
believed--keep an eye out for NYC performance artist/frequent Letterman
guest/weirdo icon Brother Theodore as a crazy clergyman.
/ 35mm / Dir. John Clayton / 85 min.
you can take a lot of lovin', but I can only get killed once." That
sort of brilliant philosophy gives you a sense of what you are in for
with REDNECK MILLER, a sublime example of southern regional cinema at
its finest. Geoffrey Land plays the titular character: a hard drinkin’,
hard lovin' country boy disc jockey who locks horns with local drug
dealer Supermac and his gang of ne'er-do-wells after a case of mistaken
identity and missing motorcycles. Never released on home video in any
format--don't miss this rare opportunity to witness Hicksploitation
/ 35mm / Dir. John Grissmer / 84 min.
THE PARENT TRAP? The adorable Disney film about precocious identical
twins who switch identities in order to fool their parents? Well,
imagine if one of the kids was a psychotic serial killer who attacked
some promiscuous teens and then blamed the murders on the saner
sibling: that’s essentially the plot of BLOOD RAGE (aka NIGHTMARE AT
SHADOW WOODS). Filmed in 1983 but not released until several years
later, BLOOD RAGE tells the twisted tale of twins Todd and Terry—one
good, one bad; one sensitive, one insane—and their long-suffering
mother (“Mary Hartman” star Louise Lasser, who seems to have agreed to
appear in this low-budget affair provided she could film all of her
scenes from the comfort of her kitchen table). Years after the horrible
double murder that resulted in the mistaken institutionalizing of
innocent Todd, the homicidal Terry lashes out in a new bout of
murderous rage. Little does he realize, though, the recently escaped
Todd is on the way back to his childhood home in an attempt to stop his
brutal brother and clear his name. Filled with gory set pieces and an
unforgettable conclusion, BLOOD RAGE is an enjoyable slasher well worth
/ 35mm / Dir. Paul Kyriazi / 85 min.
one of the rarest films of the event: never available online, on DVD,
or VHS, and—to our knowledge—never released theatrically in the United
States, NINJA BUSTERS is a wacky kung-fu comedy and a quintessential
example of outsider art. Written by and starring a group of real life
martial arts instructors who dreamed of being movie stars, NINJA
BUSTERS tells the tale of two sad-sack goofballs (Eric Lee and Sid
Campbell) who join a dojo in order to pick up girls and maybe learn a
little self-defense in the process. After three years (!) of training,
the duo runs afoul of a gang of weapons dealers and their army of
trained ninja assassins. It’s up to our heroes and their kung-fu
comrades to quit being cowards and to become NINJA BUSTERS! This
previously lost movie (little to no information is available on IMDb)
was forgotten and buried amidst hundreds of titles in an old film depot
until unearthed by one of the members of Exhumed Films. It brought down
the house at our recent eX-Fest marathon in Philadelphia, and now we’re
spreading the gospel of NINJA BUSTERS by bringing it to the Alamo
Yonkers! Fans of films like MIAMI CONNECTION and L.A. STREETFIGHTERS
will not want to miss this one!
out your tents and pack your sleeping bags for the biggest outdoor
horror movie event of the year! On August 28th & 29th, Exhumed
Films and the Mahoning Drive-In Theater present "Camp Blood"! Haul out
your camping gear and join us as Jason Voorhees and his deranged
brethren stalk-and-slash their way across the giant Mahoning theater
screen in six killer camping horror classics! We'll also have vintage
horror movie trailers, drive-in shorts and other surprises to be
announced! This will be a show you will NOT want to miss!
are just $10 each night! Camping is available on the drive-in theater
lot for an additional $10.
THE 13TH (1980)- The original, fully uncut version of Sean S. Cunningham's
wildly popular camp-counselors-killed-by-mysterious-killer thriller!
FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2 (1981)- Camp Crystal Lake is closed down, but
the nightmare begins all over again, as a new stalker with a penchant
for creative kills haunts a nearby camp!
FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER (1984)- An apparently dead Jason
Voorhees revives at the local morgue and murders his way back to Camp
Crystal lake to continue his reign of terror!
Saturday, Aug. 29th:
SLEEPAWAY CAMP (1983)- A series of unfortunate "accidents" begin
happening at a summer camp shortly after the arrival of Angela and her
cousin in Robert Hiltzik's unforgettable shocker!
MADMAN (1982)- Local legends involving axe-wielding madmen should not
be trifled with around the campfire, especially when those "legends"
RITUALS [aka. THE CREEPER] (1977)- Five doctors on a camping trip into
the wilderness are hunted by an unseen backwoods maniac in this
Canadian horror gem!
is available for an additional $10 each night!
Exhumed Films and International House Philadelphia Present: The Best of
Friday, September 4 – Doors at 7:30 PM, show at 8:00 PM
TIckets: $15 general admission/$10 IHP members
Exhumed Films ends summer with a bang with a double feature of amazing
Hong Kong action films!
Dir. John Woo / Hong Kong / 1989 / 35mm / 111 min.
Perhaps the most iconic of Hong Kong’s “New Wave” of action movies that
rose in popularity during the late 1980s, THE KILLER was an
international sensation that set both director John Woo and leading man
Chow Yun-Fat along the road to superstardom. Full of the pyrotechnics,
stylish camera work and hyper-choreographed gunplay that became Woo’s
trademark, THE KILLER is also an artistic and intelligent
deconstruction of the traditional gangster stereotype. Chow Yun-Fat
stars as Ah Jong, a hitman with a conscience—when an innocent bystander
is accidentally blinded during a shootout, the repentant assassin
decides to give up his criminal lifestyle and make amends to the
injured young woman. But after his “one last job” spirals out of
control, Ah Jong must face off against the entire mob—with only his
greatest adversary by his side!
FIST OF THE WHITE LOTUS
Dir. Lo Lieh / Hong Kong / 1980 / 35mm / 95 min.
This fantastic Shaw Brothers martial arts favorite reunites two of the
greatest stars of 1970s Kung Fu filmdom, Gordon Liu (36TH CHAMBER OF
SHAOLIN) and Lo Lieh (FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH). Lo Lieh directs and
stars in this sequel to EXECUTIONERS OF SHAOLIN as the brother of Pai
Mei, the legendary priest of the White Lotus clan (also played by Lo
Lieh in the previous film). The new character, “White Eyebrows,” is
seeking vengeance against his brother’s killers, which brings him
face-to-face with the talented Shaolin monk Hung Wen Ting (Gordon Liu).
Which warrior will reign supreme in this ultimate battle of master
killers? Fun fact: Quentin Tarantino resurrected the Pai Mei/White
Eyebrows character for his film KILL BILL: VOLUME II, and cast original
Pai Mei opponent Gordon Liu in the role!