If you are in the Los Angeles at a loose end early on Halloween night, why not join me at the New Beverly Cinema for a double bill of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and my choice of Halloween film - RIKI OH: THE STORY OF RIKI.
The New Beverly have not only kindly chosen my film as the main feature, but let me pick the second feature.
I will also be showing the uncut version of my GRINDHOUSE trailer "DON'T" for the first time in the US.
As well as a whole mess of handpicked vintage trailers.
Should be a hoot.
SHAUN OF THE DEAD & DON'T are at 7.30
and the amazing
RIKI OH : THE STORY OF RICKY is at 9.30
The choice of second film was somewhat agonizing. But I eventually picked the film that brought the house down as the secret third feature at the close of my Wright Stuff festival last December.
So the honour goes to the 1991's startling Hong Kong epic RIKI OH: THE STORY OF RICKY.
What could be more amazing than a film that names it protagonist twice in the title?
And what could be more Halloween-y than a ridiculously gory futuristic prison romp with a hero who can play the flute and punch through peoples heads?
I swear that if you haven't seen it before - it's a crazy film and a great one to see with a crowd.
If you need further prompting; please peruse the IMDB plot keywords for RIKI OH.
Plot keywords for :RIKI OH: THE STORY OF RICKY (1991)
Hook For Hand
Stabbed In The Eye
Crushed To Death
Hand Through Head
Hiding On Ceiling
Nail Through Hand
If you were not sold by the time it got to 'Hand Through Head' on the list, then I do not know what to say.
See you Friday!