Monster Brawl hits DVD and Blu-ray in the States on June 12, but Knoxville Horror Film Fest — co-organized by the Southeastern contingent of the Rue Crew (me) — is bringing the pain this week with a special Knoxville screening on Friday, May 4. We think seeing a movie should be an event, so we’re pulling out all the stops on this one. See Jesse T. Cook’s crowd-pleasing fright-fight flick the way it was meant to be seen – with a room full of rowdy horror fans and beer that flows like red corn syrup in a cut-rate slasher movie. And since we don’t think there’s enough live wrestling in movie theaters these days, we’ve invited a pack of local wrestlers to set up a full-size ring and take it to the mat after the film – in full monster make-up, of course! Stick around while we wipe up the blood and ring in Cinco de Mayo with a selection of classic Mexican luchador/monster wrestling movies. The onscreen rumble starts at 8pm on Friday, May 4 at Relix Variety Theater (1208 N. Central Street, Knoxville). Admission is only $8.
And how about that awesome flyer up there, courtesy of M. Fersner?
While I’m on the subject, it’s worth noting that Knoxville Horror Film Fest is now accepting submissions for its fourth annual event, to be held at Relix on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2012. Filmmakers from all over the world are encouraged to submit their bloody best in one of three competitive categories:
- Regional: Films produced in the southeastern United States (Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia and the Carolinas). Max running time is 30 minutes.
- Touring: Films produced anywhere else. Both domestic and international submissions are welcome. Max running time is 30 min.
- Short Shorts: Films that run ten minutes or less, no matter where they’re made.
There’s plenty of time to submit, but we all know the early crow gets the eyeball, so why wait? For more info on Knoxville Horror Film Fest, visit http://www.knoxvillehorrorfest.com/. And we’re really insecure, so please ‘like’ us on Facebook.