Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Matango and Chicago Shock Theater

If you're a classic film fan, you should regularly check in on Turner Classic Movies' blog Movie Morlocks. I haven't looked at it for a couple of months, and it seems that I've missed out on some good articles. There are two notable posts I want to highlight.

Film historian David Kalat gives his take on Toho's Lovecraftian horror flick Matango (aka Attack of the Mushroom People). This has always been one of my favorites but I learned something new from his analysis of the final scene (spoilers ahoy if you read the post). I think I failed my Sanity check... not from the movie stills but from the photo of the Bullmark Matango tricycle toy.

Cult movie fans in the Chicago area need to know about the Shock Theater series of double-features running the first Friday of each month in Wicker Park. Two classic horror and sci-fi movies projected from real 16mm film prints for $5? Sounds like a great time!


Dawg said...

Thanks for the tip on MovieMorlocks!

As an aside, I was in Wicker Park two weekends ago, helping a friend pack his band's crap up after a gig.

Wicker Park at 3 a.m.?

Hell on earth.

Dawg said...

I didn't notice at first - supercool new graphic - well done!

Kaiju said...


Glad you made it out safely.

Lori said...

This is super cool. I had no idea about the MovieMorlocks blog! I'll have to add this to my blog favorites! Plus, I had no idea about the Chicago showings. :)