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SCI-FI MONSTER-PIECES INVADE DOWNTOWN CONCORD, NH!

31 Mar
RedRiverSciFest

hell hath no fury like a 50 foot woman scorned !

The 1950s saw a transition in the movie industry, with the rise of television changing the way studios would exhibit their films. The western genre had moved itself to the weekly small screen, and the rise of the drive in theater helped shape the future of what we would call the B-Movie or genre film. The science fiction and horror genres were a perfect mix of straight forward plots and creative and  shocking special effects, and were perfect fit for the drive-in theater experience. They often exploited the fears of the atomic age and the paranoia of the Cold War. They were bold both in delivery and advertising.

This was an era that was incredibly prolific and so popular that many tv stations would start running these movies late at night, creating what would become the midnight movie format. The Vampira Show (1954-55), starring Maila Nurmi as the titular host, became a cult classic and would inspire countless other programs in the following decades. Notably Elvira, and for New England natives remember this one?

I thought you would!

April 18th Concord, NH’s very own Red River Theatres is offering their own slice of midnight madness with a blast from the past showcasing a tremendous sampling of these very films with the 4 hour Sci-Fi Monster-Pieces Film Festival! 

For a mere $20 dollars you get food, films and fun and you get to see these movies on the big screen the way they were intended to be seen. So relive your childhood, or experience some of the cult classics for the first time!

You also get to choose the films you want to see, with multiple screens showcasing the below..

ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT WOMAN (1958 version)

CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN

THE CRAWLING EYE

THE MAN FROM PLANET X

FIEND WITHOUT A FACE

KINGDOM OF THE SPIDERS (Campy 70s classic with Bill Shatner. Need I say more?)

PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES

THE MYSTERIANS (From Toho studios, home of Godzilla)
And yes I made the above poster, full disclosure!
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New Poster for the Xtreme Friday Night Film Series

19 Jul

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As the title above advertises, here is the my latest poster for Red River Theatres Xtreme Friday Night Film series. I think this is number 7 so far. This time the line up is the dark British comedy Sightseers on July 26, then Berberian Sound Studio (which I’m really looking forward too) on August 2. Red River is showcasing some of the best genre films from around the world, films that you would have a very hard time seeing on an actual movie screen north of Boston.  Truly a place run by movie lovers for movie lovers. Every Friday at 10pm and just a mere 9 bucks.

Return of the Xtreme Friday Night Film Series 2013

12 Jul

Return of the Xtreme Friday Night Film Festival

I’m real late on this one but here’s my latest poster for Red River Theatres Xtreme Friday Night Film Series. If you missed out on these titles have no fear, there’s more to come soon. And another poster with it!

Return of the Xtreme Friday Night Film Series…The Poster

23 May

It’s back, it’s bad, and it’s in full color.

In this poster I have a movie starring Stifler from American Pie, another amazing effort from the legendary HK cinema director Tsui Hark, a movie directed by Bobcat Goldwaith (YES!) and Ti West’s latest reshaping of what we know as the American horror film.  Enjoy and spread the word. Starting June 22 every Friday evening 9:30pm at Red River Theatres of Concord,NH.

THE RETURN OF THE XTREME FRIDAY NIGHT FILM SERIES!

8 May

Was that bombastic enough for you? Good, and now that i have your unwavering attention….

I’m here to break the news that Red River Theatres of Concord,New Hampshire is resuming the Xtreme Friday Night Film Series.  I was happy to create the posters for the stellar 2011 run of films and once again I am on board once again. Check my portfolio section to see last years titles.

Facilties Manager has once again let a wonderful array of off the beaten track titles from all around the world make its way to the big screen. You’re just not going to be able to see these films outside of Boston, and never in the way that Red River could offer.

Why is Red River Theatres so amazing? Let this mission statement from their site explain why:

The theater’s mission is “to present film and the discussion of film as a way to entertain, broaden horizons and deepen appreciation of life for New Hampshire audiences of all ages.” To that end, Red River offers a diverse program of first-run independent films, cult favorites, classics, local and regional film projects, foreign films and lots of discussions. Conversation and civic engagement are at the heart of what makes Red River so popular in the community and so important to the New Hampshire cultural scene.

So this is movie theater for people who love movies, run by people who love movies. It’s a first class,intimate, beatifully designed facilty that also also serves beer.(Had to mention that). It’s also located on Main Street in downtown Concord so it’s the perfect place for a quality date night.

So without further ado here’s the linup starting every Friday night starting June 22 at 9:30pm. $9 at the door. Check here soon for my poster!

The Xtreme Friday Night Film Series 4 Poster

12 Nov

From it’s humble start this August of 2011, Red River Theatres Xtreme Friday Night Film Series has officially carried over into it’s fourth month.Facilites Manager Barry Steelman took a risk with this kind of programming but his film choices have been on point, showcasing some the best independent genre films in the world. All in your backyard NH, where no other theater would touch these titles outside of Boston. It’s been a pleasure to create these posters and I hope you will join me on the 25th for Rare Exports, only in Concord at NH’s premiere indy theater.

Xtreme Friday Night Film Series 3 Poster

8 Oct

This thing just won’t quit! What started as a one time voyage  into b-movie waters has now extended into October with the latest four films in the Xtreme Friday Night Film Series. Red River Theatres  Facilities Manager Barry Steelman has done a superb job again with his selections here. I’ve seen John Woo’s Red Cliff and the excellent  Korean “monster movie” The Host, but I’m very intriqued about the buzz behind Bellflower and Point Blank. a super tight French genre thriller. I think this poster might be my favorite of the three I’ve designed. Bellflower is running TONIGHT, but you can catch the rest at NH’s finest indie non-profit theater every friday this month for a paltry 7 bucks and they serve beer and wine. It’s a no brainer.

Xtreme Friday Night Film Series 2 Poster

4 Sep

Here it is, the poster for the September run of Red River Theatres Xtreme Friday Night Film Series.Check the last post for trailers for all these fine films along with a night of entries from the SNOB festival. Enjoy!

Xtreme Friday Night Film Series Lives!

26 Aug

Well it’s official. Red River Theatre‘s Xtreme Friday Night Film series has been a great success. Facilities manager Barry Steelman announced before the screening of 13 Assassins that the series will run throughout the month of September. I’d like to think my poster played some small part in that but hey, with a linup of Hobo With a Shotgun,Rubber,13 Assassins and Stakeland how could it NOT be a success? Another great thing about this is I get to do another poster for the next 5 titles.! (fist pump)  Here’s what’s in store for the next month:

The Troll Hunter:

Susperia:

Four Lions:

Dead Alive:

Dario Argento’s Susperia is one of my favorite films of all time, a masterpiece of the horror genre as well as the brilliant Dead Alive, an early Peter Jackson favorite.Throw in the dark comedy of Four Lions and the thrilling monster movie aspect of Troll Hunter and you have an excellent lineup of friday night films. Join me tomorrow for the screening of Stakeland at Red River Theatres and keep an eye out for the new poster for the XFNFS part deux!

Walk on the Wild Side…

10 Jul

Here it is in all it’s glory. The poster for Red River Theatres Friday Night Film Series. When you given the task of drawing something you really love and have a real connection with there’s a certain amount of pressure. I love the B-movies, and these are no ordinary b-movies. These are products of serious craftsmen/women. I deeply admire Takashi Miike and Rutger Hauer. If anything I hope this inspires you to travel to Red River Theatres and check out this awesome lineup of movies. This was a total blast, but I need a drink now. Cheers!