The Deadly Spawn was conceived as an update on classic 1950s invasion films like Invaders From Mars with the added twist of the then flourishing 1980s low-budget home video market. Released under multiple titles including Return of the Alien’s Deadly Spawn to capitalize on the success of Ridley Scott’s seminal Alien but wholly unique in its execution, THE DEADLY SPAWN is a searing reminder of a long-gone era in American filmmaking: a bare-bones genre film that propels itself forward on the strength of its creative practical effects and iconic creature design.
NIGHT TERRORS is a recurring monthly series of double-features taking place the third Wednesday of every month. Established as a co-production between PhilaMOCA and lowculture, the series intends to highlight the strange and disturbing, with a primary focus on low-budget trash cinema of the 1980s and 1990s. In the coming months NIGHT TERRORS will cover everything from gory no-budget horror freakshows to hyper-violent action-schlock and everything in-between in an attempt to establish thematic links between the seemingly contradictory and the occasionally obvious.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Doors 7:00, First Movie at 7:30
Author: Robert Skvarla
Robert is a contributing writer at Cinedelphia who is finishing up his undergrad at Temple University in Strategic Communication. He writes for a number of local publications including City Paper and in the past has failed to maintain a series of rambling blogs related to pop culture. In his free time, he also enjoys strange music, offbeat art, and weird people. Follow him on Twitter @RobertSkvarla.