Tuesday, Oct 24: 7:30 pm
The Sprocket Society bids RIP to Mr. BIG with an all-16mm tribute to Bert I. Gordon, with one of his “best” early B-movie hits, plus a secret second feature, and shorts.
Fifty tons of creeping horror! In EARTH VS. THE SPIDER (1958), a tarantula the size of a house starts gobbling up residents of a tiny town! It’s up to plucky teenagers to save the day, despite their crazy lingo and mindless love of rock ‘n’ roll!
PLUS: another secret BIG classic, and spooky shorts!
Gordon, who died in March at age 100, was a jack-of-all-trades indie producer, director, screenwriter, and not-so-special effects artist. During a 35 year career, he made dirt-cheap but very profitable sci-fi, horror and fantasy cult classics like The Amazing Colossal Man, Village of the Giants, and Empire of the Ants. Mainstays of drive-ins and late-night TV, his shlocky treasures embody a lost era of movie fun.