Hey Los Angeles readers! Or those with private jets and no weekend plans! I, your faithful host of Collins' Crypt (formerly Terror Tuesday) will be hosting a midnight screening of Psycho III at the New Beverly Cinema this Saturday (the 28th) and would love to see some of you there!
This is the sleaziest entry in the Psycho series, featuring a higher body count than any of the others, weird religious imagery, and best of all Jeff Fahey as Duane Duke, a despicable character with a penchant for bar floozies and blackmail. And it was all directed by Norman Bates himself! Anthony Perkins made his directorial debut here, and while he's obviously no Hitchcock, he was no slouch either - the kill scenes are tense and he got one of Fahey's all time best performances. Also, any movie that starts with a nun falling to her death is automatically worth a look.
Best of all - it's on glorious 35mm! The New Beverly is proudly committed to sticking with the superior format, and for that they should not only be lauded - but supported. Tonight (Friday) they're also showing Edgar Wright's beloved Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, and on Sunday through Tuesday: a double feature of Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day! Each show (including the double feature) is a mere 8 bucks; you can buy your tickets (cash only) at the door or online at BrownPaperTickets. The theater is located at 7165 Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles (90036).
Psycho III starts at 11:59 PM on Saturday, January 28th. I will be doing a brief intro and DVD giveaway for easy trivia questions ("What movie are you here to see?"), and we MIGHT have a special guest from the film for a brief Q&A - still working on it. Cross your fingers, but either way it'll be a great time! Come say hi! Support 35mm!!!
And never forget: "THERE IS NO GOD!!!"