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Show Review: Horrible Movie Night

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Sick and tired of fearing for your life in normal movie theaters? Want to be able to freely shout at the screen but don't want to watch a movie in Lawndale? Then may we suggest Horrible Movie Night, a monthly screening of the worst this town has ever had to offer the silver screen.

The brainchild of comedian (and longtime Simpsons animator) John Mathot, Horrible Movie Night (HMN) is a great way to spend $8 and a Saturday with some (ahem) beverage’d adults. Basically, the pitch is this: scrape the bottom of the film industry, and see what sort of horrible movies fleck up and stick in your eye. Then put those movies on a large screen in front of an audience, and encourage that audience to make of whatever comes up. Throw in a quick improvised intermission, prizes for best snarky joke, and you’ve got HMN. It’s a great way to crowdsource the work of former TV comedy juggernaut Mystery Science Theater 3000 (now online via Riff Trax, or in person as Cinematic Titanic), every month.