Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Shlock Around the Clock – The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA- April 22nd-24th

Check out the complete list of films being shown during the next Sclock Around the Clock here, but the hightlights include:

April 22nd
6:30 pm - White Zombie
8:00 pm - Bride of the Monster

April 23
1:00 pm - Monster Zero
3:00 pm - Destroy all Monsters
9:30 pm - Night Train to Terror

April 24
1:00 pm - It Came from Outer Space
3:00pm - Creature from the Black Lagoon

1 comment:

  1. Typical Cambridge film snobs! I should know as I spent plenty of time hanging out at Harvard and Central Squares in my youth!

    There is no way that White Zombie belongs on a Schlock film bill! It may be somewhat dated, but it is historically important as zombie film. Not only do they insult it with an Ed Wood-directed stinker like Bride of the Monster, but they put it on the same bill with one of the worst big budget films ever made, Battlefield Earth! That’s just Friday’s schedule!

    More snobbery abounds with their Saturday line up. They insult all Japanese monster fans by running two films: Monster Zero and Destroy all monsters. I’m not a fan, but they are essentially children’s films and created as entertainment. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is also a good children’s film and was very commercially successful. Unlike the awful Howard the Duck which proved that Lucas should stick to Star Wars films. I’ve never seen Night Train to Terror, so I can’t comment on that.

    More genre snobbery occurs on their Sunday schedule. It Came from Outer Space may be dated, but it has an important place in SF film history and purportedly inspired the film Alien. Creature from the Black Lagoon is a genuine monster movie film classic and an excellent film on many levels. Boom! I have not seen, but Gone in 60 Seconds is just a poor film and hardly dreadful enough to be considered schlock.

    I hope genre fans don’t attend this snob-fest that perpetuates the elitist illusion that all sf, fantasy and horror films – with very few exceptions - are schlock!