LAist Film Calendar: The Horror, The Horror...
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Deadly Prey is the Citizen Kane of Rambo rip-offs. Or, more accurately, Citizen Kane is the Deadly Prey of William Randolph Hearst biopics. Don't believe me? Check Cinefamily favorite Everything is Terrible! for video clips or the Gentleman's Guide to Midnight Cinema podcast for an in-depth discussion. There's no better venue for such cinematic splendor than Horrible Movie Night, a monthly film/comedy spectacular with alcoholic beverages, sugary brownies, improv intermissions, and a competition for the best audience one-liner. If you're on a strictly low-testosterone diet, check out Viscera Film Festival, an all-day women's horror festival at Downtown Independent. The line-up sports 34 shorts spanning three genres - comedic, experimental & scary - and these ladies don't need Aunt Flo to bring the gore! Guests include Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Brea Grant (Heroes), Cerina Vincent (Cabin Fever), and a killer cadre of filmmaking final girls.
For an entirely different brand of women's cinema, rah-rah-rah on down to the New Bev for the 10th anniversary screening of cheerleader comedy Bring It On! Should you prefer beasts to beauties, the Academy boasts a Ray Harryhausen double feature of 20 Million Miles to Earth (Martian vs. Elephant!) and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (Man vs. Cyclops!). Keep the technicolor coming with the Aero's screening of Dr. Seuss-penned The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, with art director John Muto. If all that synchronized dialogue is too cacophonous for words, the Nuart premieres a restored print of Academy Award-winning silent Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans.
Full list appears below. See you at the movies!