Sure, being a hot-shot doctor seems like a pretty awesome gig, until you're one of a team of specialists assisting in the care of Vulnavia Phibes. Because if she doesn't make it, her husband's probably not going to take it very well. And he's played by Vincent Price. And he's the title character, and referred to as "ABOMINABLE." Soooooo, you know... you takes your chances. -jack
Oh, unsuspecting travellers... will you never learn? It's like you go out of your way to end up at places like Farmer Vincent's place, where folks get abducted for a special kind of fate. The awesome Rory Calhoun stars as Farmer Vincent, purveyor of very special fritters. Homemade! Yum! For further fun, the movie costars Wolfman Jack and John Ratzenberger, so there's your connection between AMERICAN GRAFFITI and every PIXAR movie! -jack
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand WE'RE BACK! Saturday, October 11th, welcome back to the brand new-and-improved location: right around the corner from the Black Raven, in the former home of Southern Bred! There's more theater space, more beers, more food, more everything! Check back here or on Facebook for more details on hours and dollars -- hope to see you there! -jack
1. Mid-70s post-Vietnam drifter with a gun enters a small town diner after his car breaks down. 2. Locals fail to keep a wide berth. 3. Shit gets real. Features Hal (BARNEY MILLER) Linden, and honest-to-goodness former child-evangelist-faith-healer Marjoe Gortner. Also, the original stage play was written by Mark Medoff, who wrote (among others) CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD. True story! -jack
Okay, so 20 years ago there was a scientific experiment gone awry in Japan (!), and a feral boy was turned into a 20-foot tall monster named Frankenstein (!!); now the remnants of that monster have somehow managed to spontaneously create a new brown-furred monster (!!!) and a new green-furred monster (!!!!), each of which is now 100 feet tall (!!!!!) and they're about to turn Tokyo into their own private steel cage match. Big fightin' monstery fun, and also Russ Tamblyn, who is awesome! -jack
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More art! More movies! More weirdness! All day long!
On August 16th, 2915 Gallatin Road is where madness lies! -jack
(Seriously, y'all -- Check. That. Shit. Out.)
A documentary by local songwriter Scot Sax (Grammy winner for "Like We Never Loved At All"), examining all the highs and lows of the songwriting pursuit - from the platinum hitmakers all the way to the no-names pleading their cases at writer's nights everywhere. Featuring interviews with Steve Forbert, Ed Roland (Collective Soul), Lisa Loeb, Julie Gold, Busbee, Diego Garcia, and Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra). City of dreams, man... and it's going to be so much better than THE THING CALLED LOVE. -jack
It's that time of year again in East Nashville to celebrate TOMATO FEST! Why? I have no idea. But hey - tradition is not something to take lightly. So here's your checklist for the weekend: 1) come out and do the Tomato Fest 5K with me on Saturday, because I shouldn't have to suffer alone, 2) check out the artist and artisan booths during the festival, because they're lots of cool stuff around, and 3) come see ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES on either night at the Underground, because it's the right thing to do. -jack
Whenever I see those "Messin' With Sasquatch" commercials, I hopehopehope that the 'Squatch will just lay into the jerks who are messin' with him and utterly destroy them. After all, they pretty much all have it coming. In NIGHT OF THE DEMON, the people don't even get a chance to start messin' with him before he messes with them all... some worse than others. Keep an eye out for maybe the original sleeping bag kill (a la Jason Vorhees), and avert your eyes during the biker scene. You've been warned. -jack
Manuel, a young Argentine architect, meets and falls for Elena, the mysterious and glamorous and possibly devious Marquess of Torre Blanca. There's accusations, social scandals, a mother of a whip duel, and maybe the most stunning thing ever shown on the silent screen: Greta Garbo. And all of it will be scored live, in-house, by Ricko Donovan, a local singer-songwriter-composer who will score the seductive silent film with hammer dulcimer, guitar, percussion, and loops. Check out rickodonovan.com for more details about this and his other projects, and then come on down and help us try to class up the joint. There will be one show each night at 8pm; tickets $10. -jack
A guide to the current (as of posting date) and upcoming features at the Cult Fiction Underground.