Cinepocalypse 2019 is underway, and we’ve got tons of coverage and reviews for you in the works. Stay tuned! In the meantime, the folks from the festival want you to know about three very special events going on at this year’s show. The events involve a cult classic turning 25, a famous horror host, and a… well, you’re going to have to see it to believe it.
Read on for all the details!
Airheads 25th Anniversary Screening
It’s all been building up to this! Twenty-five years after Chazz, Rex, & Pip shred our minds and held us hostage with squirt guns, The Lone Rangers are back on the big screen in Airheads—screening from a rare 35mm print, possibly for the first time since its initial 1994 release! Brendan Fraser—effortlessly sporting luscious metalhead locks to end them all—Steve Buscemi, and Adam Sandler are three lovable buffoons on a mission to get their band’s demo played on the radio at any cost.
This spoof of heavy-metal culture (fitting seamlessly into our most metal year yet!) that also respects the vitality and pent-up passion behind it features a powerhouse supporting cast from the likes of Chris Farley, Chicago’s own Joe Mantegna, Michael McKean, Ernie Hudson, David Arquette, Judd Nelson, and so many more.
“Airheads has always been a favorite of mine and was the most fun movie to make… ever!” says director Michael Lehmann (Heathers, Hudson Hawk), who will proudly be there for our Closing Night screening. “Can’t wait to see all three Lone Rangers and Lemmy rock the big screen again. Turn it up!”
How can this movie be 25 years old? This would be a fun one to see on the big screen with the Cinepocalypse crowd. Next up, an evening with Joe Bob Briggs!
Cinepocalypse Presents: An Evening With Joe Bob Briggs
John Bloom, best known as his alter ego, Joe Bob Briggs, is a nationally syndicated “drive-in movie critic” whose wisecracking take on B-movies was featured on two long-running late-night television shows, first on The Movie Channel and then on TNT. That tradition continues with his latest series, The Last Drive-In, currently featured on AMC’s Shudder streaming platform.
We’re beyond thrilled to bring Briggs to CFF for a rare Chicago appearance on June 18th to host a very special event, How Rednecks Saved Hollywood, a fast-and-furious two hours with America’s drive-in movie critic where he dives into the history of rednecks in America, as told through the classics of both grindhouse and mainstream movies.
Awesome! I’ve been watching The Last Drive-In on Shudder and loving it. What a great sense of humor Joe Bob has! This will be a fun talk.
And finally… are you sitting down? Check out Tammy and the T-Rex!
Tammy and the T-Rex
The cherry on top of our bonus festival announcement is a special promo trailer for our hotly anticipated world premiere of the coveted Tammy And The T-Rex Gore-Cut, giving you a sneak-peak at the carnage-to-come on June 17th at Music Box Theatre, months before a 4K restoration of the film, sourced from the camera negative, is being prepped for theatrical and BluRay release later this year! Parental Guidance definitely advised!
Starring none other than Denise Richards and Paul Walker! No, really. Don’t believe me? Check out the trailer!
I can’t believe we live in a world where this exists. I may have to drive down to Chicago just to witness the crazy.
Cinepocalypse 2019 runs until June 20. For more info (and to get tickets), check out the Music Box Theatre website. Are you at the show? Which film or event are you most looking forward to? Tell us in the comments!