Thursday, September 24, 2009

GOLDEN COB Changes Location to Studio 10 Theatre

Okay folks , you pick up all your passes at either the drive in or Studio 10

The location of the coveted Golden Cobs will be at Studio Ten, Auditorium Five at 5:30

Last Minutes Additions to The B Movie Celebration

Due to high demand we are offering an additional showing of Black Christmas and the
following cult classics.

All new shows will be on Sunday at 4:00 PM

Kill, Baby, Kill a horror film by director Mario Bava.The film is set in a modern-day Carpathian village where a series of murders occur in which the victims are found with gold coins embedded in their hearts.

Night of the Living Dead, directed by George Romero, is a 1968 independent black-and-white zombie film. Ben (Duane Jones) and Barbra (Judith O'Dea) are the protagonists of a story about the mysterious reanimation of the recently dead, and their efforts, along with five other people, to survive the night while trapped in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse.

House on Haunted Hill is a horror film B movie directed by William Castle, written by Robb White, and starring Vincent Price as eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren. He and his fourth wife, Annabelle, have invited five people to the house for a "Haunted House" party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000 each. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors.

Lloyd Kaufman Roast Cancel and Guests Not Appearing

Due to lack of tickets sales (5) The Lloyd Kaufman Roast has been cancelled, Please check for an up to date listing. As well funding for subsidizing the travel of the guests never materialized.

As a result of this many of the guests previously announced will not be appearing.

The Guest who will be appearing are;

Kelley Baker
Mark Burchett
Jim O'Rear
Travis Irvine
Ervin Ross
Lola Wallace
Lloyd Kaufman
Paula Waterman
and Mark Poole

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Salute To William Girdler

A salute to Louisville's most prolific filmmakers, William Girdler .We are featuring two of Girdler's Works GRIZZLY and DAY OF THE ANIMALS in tribute to this true pioneer.

Though largely ignored by mainstream film buffs, and sorely under-appreciated by trash genre devotees, William Girdler Sr. remains one of Hollywood history's most prolific directors. Born Oct. 22, 1947 in Jefferson County, KY, William Brent Girdler's movie career dawned with the 1972 release of Asylum of Satan. His contributions to the film industry spanned six years and included nine movies, six screenplays, and several music scores. A tragic helicopter crash ended his life at the tender age of 30. Girdler died while scouting locations in the Philippines for his next film, making him a true martyr for his craft. He's probably best known for Grizzly, a bleak Jaws knockoff starring a giant fuzzy bear. Grizzly is a true mainstay of late-night television, along with the Eco-sensitive Day of the Animals and the Tony Curtis tour de force The Manitou.Bill Girdler hailed from a rather prominent Louisville family and his passion for cinema was cultivated at an early age. After serving in the Air Force, he formed "Studio One" with best friend and brother-in-law J. Patrick Kelly, who remained Bill's business partner throughout his career. The company initially focused on TV commercials, but it soon shifted its attention to cinematic pursuits via Asylum of Satan. The company later changed its name to "Mid-America Pictures" when Girdler's films began to reap impressive box-office receipts. Friends and colleagues agree that Girdler's love affair with filmmaking reached obsessive proportions. Although he fostered no illusions in respect to the quality of his own films, he thrilled at seeing his efforts hit the big screen. Bill put everything he had into his movies, even when times were bleak and trying.His body of work embraces a wide variety of genre themes, including blaxploitation, slasher, political suspense, and supernatural horror. While all of Girdler's movies are memorable, they range in quality from hypnotically mediocre to fabulously ham-handed on an Edward D. Wood scale. His films always feature a brand-name star, with a list of leading players that includes Pam Grier, Leslie Nielsen, William Marshall, and Christopher George. Girdler's plots were simple and gimmicky, similar to Twilight Zone episodes only stretched out to feature lengths. To his credit, Girdler often based his own stories on a scrap of odd trivia or some eccentric news tidbit. When all else failed, he'd just take a huge horror hit of the time and mold it into his own unique vision of entertainment; a vision that was a bit dated even by seventies' standards. No matter what the subject or genre, Girdler's distinct approach to filmmaking is recognizable throughout all of his movies. Some insist this approach is just plain bad. Others say his approach is charming, as it is fueled by a heartfelt passion for classic filmmaking. Friends allege that his "make 'em fast and cheap" directorial style stemmed from Girdler's premonition that he'd die by the age of 30. The morbid claim is validated by statements Girdler gave to local newspapers. Associates say Bill's preoccupation with his own death was so acute, he often made comments indicating he was in a race against time to build his film repertoire. Girdler shot five of his nine movies on-location in his hometown of Louisville, KY, which was no small feat considering the Hollywood-centric nature of his chosen profession. Even when he was granted the opportunity to film his efforts elsewhere, he always brought his Kentucky comrades with him. It is frequently said that Girdler never forgot a friend or a favor.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Comfort Inn in Shelbyville and The Ashley Drake in Franklin Official lodging for the B Movie Celebrationb

We are please to announce that the Comfort Inn in Shelbyville and The Ashley Drake Inn in Franklin are the official accomodations for the B Movie Celebration

36 W Rampart St
Shelbyville, IN 46176-9472

PLEASE CALL (317) 398-8044

and The Ashley Drake Inn

668 E Jefferson St
Franklin, IN 46131-2519


Saturday, September 19, 2009

And the Winners Are Summer TromaDance

We are pleased to announce the final schedule for this years SummerTromaDance

Film Schedule For Indiana TromaDance

Friday September 25th

5:00 Arkusan Marttinson

52 minutes

6:00 Face Eater

Running time: 98 minutes

7:45 The Eternal Pitfall of Prokofiev

Running time: 12 minutes

8:00 Redneck Carnage

Running time: 99 minutes

9:45 How To Deal With Telemarketers

Running time: 5 minutes

9:55 Soul Robbers From Outer Space

Running time: 63 minutes

Saturday, September 26

10:00 Shadow People

Running time: 81 minutes

11:25 Fuzzy and Wild

Running time: 3 minutes

11:30 The Golden Nazi Vampire of Absam 2: The Secret of Rollitz Castle

Running time: 46 minutes

12:20 Dilemma

Running time: 12 minutes

12:35 Zorg and Andy

Running time: 67 minutes

1:50: Relationship Card

Running time: 5 minutes

2:00 Rise of the Evil Pancakes

Running time: 52 minutes

3:00 Pros and Cons

Running time: 77 minutes

4:25 Joy

Running time: 90 minutes

6:00 The Red Machine

Running time: 82 minutes

7:30 Love Hate Tragedy

Running time: 35 minutes

8:10 Bikini Girls On Ice

Running time: 82 minutes

9:40 Zombie Abomination - The Italian Zombie Movie Part 1

Running time: 100 minutes

Sunday, September 27

10:00 Vampire City

Running time: 71 minutes

11:15 Dark Secrets

Running time: 10 minutes

11:26 She Think She Sees Zombies

Running time 2 minutes

11:30 The Union

Running time: 15 minutes

11:50 Faceless

Running time: 8 minutes

12:00 Melvin

Running time: 62 minutes

1:10 Bartender…Another Round

Running time: 5 minutes

1:18 So Mad About You

Running time: 12 minutes

1:35 Twist of Fate

Running time: 90 minutes

3:10 Can’t or Won’t Not

Running time: 45 minutes

4:00 Chaos In Outer Space

Running time: 72 minutes

5:15 Dean LeCrone Vs. The Mutants of Comic Con

Running time: 41 minutes

6:00 One Minutes

Running time: 73 minutes

7:20 Every Day I Pray It’s My Last

Running time: 2 minutes

7:25 Thantamorphose

Running time: 3 minutes

7:30 Zombie Atrocity – The Italian Zombie Movie Part 2

Running time: 100 minutes

9:15 Whale of a Bible Tale: Genesis 18:16

Running time: 13 minutes

9:30 The Path To Torment

Running time: 82 minutes

Monday, August 17, 2009

And The Nominess Are

Here are the finalists for the Golden Cob Award to be presented during the B Movie Celebration

Golden Cob Award Nominee for Best Scream Queen.
Debbie Rochon
Monique Dupree
Monique Parent

Golden Cob Award Nominee for Best B Movie Actor.
Monique Parent
Bruce Campbell
Jim O'Rear

Golden Cob Award Nominee for Best Efx.
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
Ray Harryhausen
Tom Devlin

Golden Cob Award Nominee for Best Director.
Ed wood
Jim Wynoorski
Mark Poole

Golden Cob Award Nominee for the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Herschel Gordon Lewis
Lloyd Kaufman
Roger Corman

Golden Cob Award Nominee for the Bob Wilkins Award for Lifetime Achievement for Horror
Count Gore De Vol
Sammy Terry

Golden Cob Award Nominee for Rising B Movie Star.
Elske McCain
Tucky Williams

Golden Cob Award Nominee for Best Writer (screenplay).
Mark Poole
Tim Friend
Carl Salminen
Bob Starr

Golden Cob Award Nominee for Best Soundtrack.
Chris Kahler
Cleavage Field for Pussy Pussy Bang Bang
John Carpenter -Halloween

Golden Cob Award Nominee for Best DVD Release.
Bikini Bloodbath Carwash
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus
Werewolf in a Womens Prison

Golden Cob Award Nominee for the Emerging B Filmmaker Award.
Jen Tonon
Julie K. Smith (Vampire in Vegas)
Lola Walace

Golden Cob Award Nominee for The Super Fan Award.
Nic Brown (B Movie Man)
Forrest J. Ackerman

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Popatopolis:How To Make A Movie In Three Days Opens The B Movie Celebration

In 20 years
He's directed more films than Martin Scorsese,
He's produced more profitable movies than Jerry Bruckheimer,
And he's infuriated more actors than Alfred Hitchcock.

The ultimate B Movie Documentary, focusing on B Movie Giant Jim Wynorski (and B Movie Celebration Mentor) and his attempt to make a feature film in 3 days.He's directed seventy feature films, but he's never made one... in THREE DAYS .Jim cuts the shooting schedule, has the actors cook their own food. A documentary featuring B-Movie legends Roger Corman, Andy Sidaris, Julie Strain, Julie K. Smith and Stormy Daniels, Popatopolis follows Jim Wynorski as he begins to film one of his many opuses "Witches of Breastwick"

Jim's frenetic pace demands 100 setups per day (the Hollywood standard is 20), and he reduces his electric package to just two lights so he can concentrate on the task at hand.A great overview of a true master at work and in many ways a laser sharp dialectic on the state of B filmmaking today.

This film was directed by Clay Westervelt, LA based filmmaker and B Movie Celebration Veteran.A portion of this film was shot at the 1st Annual B Movie Celebration

Come join us as we celebrate the work of the one, the only Jim Wynorski. This film is a riot.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Nominate Your B Movie Greats for The Golden Cob Award


Hey Folks! It's time for you to get out your thinking caps and send your suggestions for nominees! The 2009 B Movie Celebration is looking for people and films to honor in this year's Golden Cob Awards. So think about the films, filmmakers, actors, actresses and rubber suited monsters you've loved from B Movies and nominate some of them!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Announcing The Line Up For This Years B Movie Celebration

Black Christmas
Black Horizon
Chopping Mall
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Dark Star
Dire Wolf
Dr. Goldfoot and the The Bikini Machine
Forbidden Planet
Godzilla King of the Monsters
Grand Theft Auto
The Hideous Sun Demon
Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers
Horror of Dracula
I Was A Teenage Frankenstein
Ilsa She Wolf of The SS
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Journey to The Sevenh Planet
Lost Empire
Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki
My Bloody Valentine
Night of the Comet
Night of The Grizzly
Phantom Empire
Planet of The Apes
Puppetmaster Toulon's Revenge
Quatermass and the Pit
Rolling Thunder
Sorority House Massacre
Surf Nazis Must Die
Tales of Terror
The Birds
The Crazies
The Day of the Triffids
The Dunwich Horror
The Fly
The Good The Bad And The Ugly
The Raven
The Silencers
The Thing from Another World
The War of the Worlds
They Saved Hitler's Brain
This Island Earth
To Sleep with a Vampire
Toxic Avenger
Tromeo and Juliet

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Mark Your Calendar

Yes folks we are doing it again, The B Movie Celebration 2009 September 25th - 27th in there. This year promises to be bigger better and much more fun (if thats possible. Our old regulars are back. This years much more film education and more films.