|Director:||Herschell Gordon Lewis|
Other Movies Seen By This Director (1)
- Two Thousand Maniacs
|05.26.07||Alamo Downtown|| I guess I originally rented this before I started this site which is strange but whatever.|
So even though the crowd for the first movie would qualify as full, the die-hards that stayed for Blood Feast were considerably less... thinning out the seats like Nic Cage's hairline. It's kind of a shame but also understandable... but ALSO kind of the reason why I wanted to go. Probably my favorite atmospheric sense memory of this original location downtown alamo is real late at night watching a movie with a sparse crowd of die-hards. Be it the end of the QT all-nighters or the ill-fated Turkeython or the random Weird Wednesdays that for whatever reason don't draw the normal crowd or whatever... Night of the Creeps was like that, Joysticks, a lot of Music Mondays... That's perhaps not the best list for Alamo profitability but i get a very different experience from the place when it's mostly empty versus when it's packed and I really like it. So before the movie even started, it was worth it for me to get down there.
So Blood Feast... I guess it has been a super long time since I've seen it because I totally didn't realize that the two leads were also in Two Thousand Maniacs. It's... well I guess it's no secret that the movie's really cheap and pretty inept and rough... but you know, it's still better than a lot of festival movies I've seen at SXSW... at least there's a story that kind of makes sense (even though they recite every detail of it at the end... loved that). And although the acting's bad, it's still that magically more-fun 70s bad acting... makes no sense I know but it's the truth. So I don't know. I still can't call myself a rabid fan but I didn't have a problem watching it again (the theater and crowd, blah blah blah, etc. etc.).
It did freak me out to see so many people still downtown at 3:30am. Don't the bars close at 2?