Forbidden Zone with Richard Elfman in person

Location: Silent Movie Theatre, 611 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Description: The Cinefamily presents a 30th anniversary screening of the 1980 cult film from Richard Elfman (brother of Danny). If you’ve never seen it before, or if you’ve never seen it before on the big screen in 35mm, now is the time to catch this key early-’80s midnight movie classic! Forbidden Zone loosely follows the dysfunctional Hercules Family and their uncovering of the gateway to the Sixth Dimension, conveniently posted inside their ramshackle new house. A plot synopsis really can’t quite capture the delirious experience of watching the film, which contains a frogman in a tuxedo, a human chandelier over the royal table, hordes of topless concubines, two bald henchmen in jockstraps, and future composer Danny Elfman as a singing and dancing Satan with a chorus line of ghouls. Featuring a fantastic fixation with retro Fleischer visuals, stark black and white cinematography, freaky star turns by Susan Tyrell (Fat City) and pint-sized Herve Villechaize, a catchy and frantic clutch of Oingo Boingo songs, and a Dennis Potter-style propensity for characters bursting out in lip-synched unison to vintage tunes, Forbidden Zone is always best seen with a crowd, so come on down to join in the festivities! Director Richard Elfman will be here in-person for a Q&A after the screening!

Start Time: 22:30
Date: 2010-04-03

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