October 3, 2017

Third Clue: October's Mystery Movie

Clue #3: The director of this month's movie wrote the story for one of Tim's other favorite 80's genre mashing movies.



Tape Freaks Presents: October's Mystery Movie at the Trylon Cinema, Wednesday, October 4th @ 7:00pm, only $5!

****Purchase advance ticket here****

Tim's Birthday: Movies Tim Has Insisted Izzi Watch part 2

Another guest writing spot by Izzi Xiques, this is a continuation from her previous list post you can check out here.

Tim has introduced me to so many films this past year, I had to make another list! Some of these I was more reluctant to give a shot, but eventually gave a shot...




Chopping Mall (1986): A film where the poster completely misrepresents the film, this is actually about killer robots and man's reckless fascination with automation. This turned out to be an extremely fun (and very 80s) representation of the "future" of technology with an amazing ending battle sequence and explosion!




Clue (1985): Every time Tim suggested watching this movie, I wasn't really interested. The thought of a movie based on a board game really turned me off, but Tim was SO dead set on showing me this film he actually tricked me into watching it by playing this saying we were going to watch something else! RUDE!... However, I have to admit that this board game move has become one that I quote almost daily. “Flames...flames...on the side of my face!”




Miami Connection (1987): As far as I am concerned this a film is a testament to non-filmmakers and what they can achieve outside the Hollywood system. Y.K. Kim made a terribly fun film portraying the power of synth rock, friendship and martial arts, and it honestly such a fun film that it’s shocking to me it was lost in a garage for two decades. Thanks to the Drafthouse for unearthing it and showing the world how wonderful motorcycle-riding cocaine-peddling ninja can be. So bad, and yet so so good.




Tremors (1990): Another film Tim wanted me to see that I was resisting. All I knew was that I didn’t like Footloose or big worms but somehow this film took those things and made them into a really fun movie! [EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the very first time Izzi has admitted that she liked this film! But we knew she loved it when we watched it because when Kevin Bacon's character kissed the woman he'd been flirting with the whole movie, she let out an involuntary "awwww".]

October 2, 2017

Second Clue: October's Mystery Movie

Clue #2: We have made reference to this movie at every Tape Freaks screening since moving to the Trylon.


Tape Freaks Presents: October's Mystery Movie at the Trylon Cinema, Wednesday, October 4th @ 7:00pm, only $5!

****Purchase advance ticket here****

Tim's Birthday: Movies Tim Has Insisted Izzi Watch

Another guest writing spot by Izzi Xiques!

Back when I met Tim and Colette of Tape Freaks, I was about to start studying film at MCAD. Little did I know classes would start much sooner than I thought. While I was pretty well versed in lots of genres of film, I hadn't really dipped my toes into horror or the stranger side of film. So In honor of Tim’s birthday I’ve made a couple lists of my favorite films that he was particularly excited to share with me over the past year.




Suspiria (1977): This is among some of the first films Tim was excited to show me when he found out I hadn't delved into the Italian horror classics. Argento ability to portray murder with vibrant and jarring imagery really shines in this one.




Death Spa (1989): When Tape Freaks screened this one at the MOA, I wasn't living in the state yet so Tim was really excited to show it to someone new again. From the cover art, Death Spa looks like one of those films you expect to run down every single 80s slasher trope by the numbers, but this little weird horror ended up being extremely complicated and dramatic. Definitely a hidden gem in the horror genre that I'm glad I've been able to see!




The Fly (1986): This is a film I didn’t even know existed, and that's weird, because I LOVE Jeff Goldblum. But now that I have seen it; I love it. Watching this film play out was both shocking and completely satisfying. You can read a sort of play by play of my experience watching it because Colette wrote about watching it with me for the Tape Freaks Remakes month.




The Beyond (1981): This is the first Italian horror film Tim showed me and the first I had ever seen! It really left me wanting to dive into the genre head first. Though this film, it isn't the easiest to understand, by the end you don’t really care. It keeps you interested throughout with fantastic imagery, unique gore, and an ending that I personally will never forget.




October 1, 2017

Tim's Birthday: Soundtracks Tim Likes Better Than the Films They Come From

Tim doesn't like to trash talk movies, but sometimes the worst movies have one element you can enjoy separate from the film itself: a great score. Here are Tim's top five scores he likes better than the films.


Cannibal Holocaust - Riz Ortolani: This is a movie that we're glad we saw, but would be fine never seeing again. (We also don't recommend it to anyone who isn't a horror completest.) The score however, is always in heavy rotation around the Tape Freaks household! It's so strangely beautiful that friends who hear it often think that they need to run out and see the film. But unless you're excited for a gross, mean spirited horror movies that murder multiple live animals on screen, skip the film and pick up the dreamy soundtrack instead.



Beyond the Black Rainbow - Sinoia Caves: This is a movie that could have used a more ruthless editor. It's beautifully shot, has fantastic atmosphere, and the score is amazing but, that's about all there is to this almost 2 hour film. The score lends rich beefy analog synths in an authentic late 70s/early 80's sci-fi style to a film that doesn't really deliver on any of those fronts. (Which may have been why we were so very disappointed with this film, because we were sold on this film from hearing the score in the trailer.)



Mainac - Rob: Tim never made it all the way through this re-make (personally, I never even gave it a shot) though he attempted a couple times, it's not really his kind of horror movie. (The original isn't really up our alley either to be honest.) But this is another staple in Tim's heavy rotation soundtracks, it's moody 80s-style synth goodness is exactly Tim's cup of tea.



New York Ripper - Francesco De Masi: Another mean spirited and gross movie that Tim's seen and doesn't intend to revisit. But this movie's funky jazz score is such a perfect embodiment of the gritty NYC streets of the 70s that it's almost impossible to dislike. (This is also one of my favorite albums to listen to while biking... SO GOOD!)



Only God Forgives - Cliff Martinez: Nicolas Winding Refren is a director that we like less and less, but this film might have been responsible for the abrupt end to Tim's enjoyment of Refren's films. The movie looks really nice but, it's also a seriously pretentious mess. Thankfully Martinez score is a blissfully enjoyable experience without the film!

September 29, 2017

Trailer Trash: The Lineup

Some of you asked for it, some of you didn't even know you needed it, but here's the list of trailers played during Trailer Trash: Reanimated! Thanks to our lovely projectionist John Moret, this was his first stab at splicing a Trailer Trash together and he did fantastic! This show is tons of work, but seeing a crowd have that much fun is a pretty sweet pay off if you ask us.


FIRST HALF:

WALK DON'T RUN SNIPE

COMING SOON WOLVES

UNIDENTIFIED FLYING ODDBALL

CLOAK AND DAGGER

THUNDER RUN

SPACE RAIDERS

YOR THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE

BEASTMASTER 2

GHOST WARRIOR

SEVEN BLOWS OF THE DRAGON

UNBEATABLE DRAGON

AMERICAN NINJA 3

LINK

PROPHECY

XTRO

THE MANITOU

PROPHECY

SQUIRM

THE DAY THAT TIME ENDED

TIMERIDER

ELIMINATORS

7-11 COKE ADVERTISEMENT

COWBOYS IN BRAZIL SHILTZ AD

GOOD GUYS MEET AT THE SNACKBAR COWBOYS




SECOND HALF:


GRINDHOUSE COMING ATTRACTIONS SNIPE

ATARI / KOOL CIGARETTS AD

CLONES

SCANNERS

ASYLUM

MILLOF THE STONE WOMEN

SCARS OF DRACULA

CREEPSHOW

RETURN TO HORROR HIGH

PROM NIGHT 3

DEAD HEAT

VICE SQUAD

GATOR

JAWS 3D

GODZILLA VS MEGALON

MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

HYPERSAPIEN THE PEOPLE FROM ANOTHER STAR

THE TERRORNAUTS

GREEN SLIME

FLESH GORDON

DUNGEONMASTER

September 28, 2017

First Clue: October's Mystery Movie

Clue #1: This month's movie is Tim's pick, and he's picked a pretty sweet genre mashing movie to screen for us!


Tape Freaks Presents: October's Mystery Movie at the Trylon Cinema, Wednesday, October 4th @ 7:00pm, only $5!

****Purchase advance ticket here****