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CONvergence Horrorshow 2007

Friday July 6th 9:00pm-11:00pm Tokyo Zombie

From the writer of Takashi Miike’s “Ichi the Killer” and “Gozu” comes this buddie-movie-zombie -horror-comedy. Fujio and Mitsuo go from working in their local fire extinguisher factory to battling hordes of the undead that have been turned into UFC-style fighters by the nations’ dastardly elite. Equal parts slapstick, blood, and one really bad hair day.

Friday July 6th 11:00pm-1:00am Evil Aliens

British cable TV team sets off to a remote Welsh farm in search of little green men. Instead they find a case of intergalactic impregnation, cattle mutilation and a band of very pissed off "Predator" wannabes. Enough over-the-top gore for everyone, so bring a friend and a towel...and let me know if you find my harvester combine keys.

Saturday July 7th 1:00am-3:00am Boxer’s Omen

You have never seen anything like this outrageous Shaw Brothers’ production. Ancient curses!!! Rampaging monsters!!! Animated crocodile skeletons!!! Flying human heads!!! The Boxer’s Omen has all this and so much more.

A completely insane Hong Kong black magic freak-out!!!

Saturday July 7th 3:00am-5:00am Yaji and Kita: The Midnight Pilgrims

Here it is! The world’s first gay-junkie-samurai-biker-road-trip-musical. Trip being the operative word as Yaji and Kita journey from ancient Edo to the shrine at Ise. On the way they encounter magic mushrooms, Japan’s worst singer, and a police detective with a very unhealthy obsession with bananas. Does it make any sense? Of course not. Should you be watching this? It’s three in the morning and you’re drunk. What do you think?

Saturday July 7th 11:00am-1:00pm War of the Gargantuas

One of Ishiro Honda’s best features. Giant evil green monster battles giant good brown monster in a fight to the death on the streets of Japan. Buildings are destroyed. Cities are leveled. Toho fans rejoice. It may not be Godzilla, but the big guy would be proud.

Saturday July 7th 1:00pm-3:00pm The Woman in Black

Super creepy British ghost movie. A lawyer is sent to settle the estate of a dead client and encounters lady of the title. Things go from goose-bump scary to crap-your-pants terrifying when the lawyer discovers the secret of the Woman in Black. We’re showing this during the day, so that everybody doesn’t lock themselves in their rooms for the rest of the Con. You can thank us later.

Saturday July 7th 3:00pm-5:00pm 3 Dev Adam

“Spider-Man 3” not do it for you? Then try this Turkish version that pits an evil green Spider-Man and his army of carbon karate killers against a vacationing Captain America and his pal Santo. It may not have million dollar CGI effects, it may not have a Hollywood A cast, and it certainly doesn’t have an unnecessary Stan Lee cameo. What does it have? Lousy picture quality and 50% more subtitles. Hey, at least you don’t have to pay eight bucks.

Saturday July 7th 5:00pm-7:00pm Planetfall

Locally produced balls to the wall neo-spaghetti-outer-space adventure. This is probably the best local genre film produced to date. Check it out!

Saturday July 7th 7:00pm-9:00pm A Chinese Ghost Story

Remember back to the late 80’s when Hong Kong cinema was the coolest thing going? Poor young tax collectors would fall in love with spirits. Swordsmen would break out in song at the drop of a hat. Fireball hurling wizards would battle evil giant tongues for the souls of sexy female ghosts. No, I’m not just making this stuff up. Yet another must-see Asian classic.

Saturday July 7th 9:00pm-11:00pm Zebraman

Sho Aikawa is a down on his luck elementary school teacher obsessed with Zebraman, a Japanese superhero show that ran only seven episodes. He creates his own Zebraman costume to impress one of his students and realizes that he is slowly gaining his idol’s powers. This is another gem from director Takashi Miike that is still unreleased in the US.

Saturday July 7th 11:00pm-1:00am Street Trash

This isthe most politically correct, sentimental, family film being shown anywhere at Convergence. A pair of runaways hole up in a junkyard where they are taking in by a bunch of fun-loving hobos. Wacky adventures ensue as the group battles over a case of cheap wine and the girlfriend of a local hood. Be sure not to miss cinema’s finest ode to Kubrick’s masterpiece “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Bring a date or better yet bring your mom. It’s one they’ll never forget.

Sunday July 8th 1:00am-3:00am Meatball Machine

Splatterific sci-fi riff on the cyber-punk theme as alien parasites invade Earth and turn humans into biomechanical weapons. Hyperkinetic no-hold-barred gorefest that manages to fit in an unlikely romance, alien ooze and plenty of tentacles in all the wrong places. More geekshow Japanese horror which makes “Tetsuo” look like a Pixar flick.
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