The American Cinematheque presents this two-day, three-film tribute to director Richard Elfman (brother of Danny). Films include MODERN VAMPIRES (the uncut version), SHRUNKEN HEADS, and FORBIDDEN ZONE. Elfman and screenwriter Matthew Bright will be in attendance on both days, plus special guests.
MODERN VAMPIRES & SHRUNKEN HEADS – Friday, July 17 at 7:30pm.
Director Richard Elfman and writer Matthew Bright return with this gory comedy vampire opus set in the uncharted wilds of Los Angeles. Dracula (Robert Pastorelli) orders maverick vampire Dallas (Casper Van Dien) to get out of town because Dallas’ street vampire girlfriend (Natasha Gregson Wagner) has been indiscriminately attacking too many victims. Simultaneously, an elderly Dr. Van Helsing (Rod Steiger) arrives from Europe, on the trail of the bloodsuckers. With a great supporting cast including Kim Cattrall (SEX IN THE CITY), Natasha Lyonne (SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS), Udo Kier (FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN, SUSPIRIA) and last but not least, Craig Ferguson (from “Late, Late Night With…”).
FORBIDDEN ZONE – Saturday, July 18 at 8:00pm.
A mysterious door leads to the Sixth Dimension — get ready for a wild ride – in one of the greatest cult classics of all time. Beautiful young Frenchy (Marie-Pascale Elfman) slides through cosmic intestines into a subterranean world ruled by horny midget King Fausto (Herve Villechaize) and his jealous Queen Doris (Susan Tyrrell). Chicken-boy (Matthew Bright, director of FREEWAY) comes to the rescue, only to have his head cut off by the soul-singing Devil himself — played by Danny Elfmanand the original Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo. Frog butlers, topless princesses and rioting school kids sing and dance in unforgettable musical numbers by Danny Elfman, Cab Calloway, Josephine Baker and others. An experience guaranteed you will never forget! Now in mind-boggling color! Newly remixed Dolby Digital 6 track stereo.
Location: Egyptian Theatre – 6712 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood
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