|09.24.08||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2008|
After a few days off, I return to FantasticFest with a mild cold and extreme knewly-learned Java prowess under my belt. Work kept me from seeing the doc on Castle but I wanted to partake in this screening because I'd never seen it, it was going to be in "Percepto" (meaning some of the seats were wired to shock just like in the old days), and - truth be told - the newly-announced secret screening was sold out before noon when I got down there to pick up my tickets. Not to gripe, since I'll have the ability to see Appaloosa sometime soon, but I specifically asked the guy on Tuesday when they open so I could come down and get a good seat for tonight's midnight secret screening and he told me noon, yet I know someone who showed up at 11 and they were open and he got a decent ticket. Oh well.
Anyway, this was a fun enough movie. I liked that Lars spent the pre-show looking at the backs of chairs and announcing which seats were "comfortable" for anyone who wanted to sit there. Ryan was psyched to get one of these "comfortable seats." They also handed out life insurance slips to anyone who dies "of fright" which made it fun. The movie is your basic low-budget 50s child-friendly horror movies. Vincent Price is pretty awesome of course but mostly it's the type of movie that you might catch on TCM on a Sunday afternoon or something and have a good time with (or typically something I'd put in my DVRfest: a nice old-school palate-cleanser). I like how they incorporate the theater with the real theater too. This was fun.