If you're looking for a way to celebrate Halloween this week and weekend, there's no need to leave the neighborhood. The fun kicks off for adults tomorrow with a Kings County Cinema Society double bill of horror flicks at LaunchPad (see below for more info). On Saturday, kids of all ages are encouraged to come out for the Crow Hill Community Association's 2nd Annual Franklin Ave Halloween Parade (click on the flyer above for more info). The CHCA folks are particularly enthusiastic about having in-costume adults out for the event, even if you're not accompanying a child. If you're a creative type, bring your drums/puppets/panpipes/masks/etc - as the organizers emphasized, they're aiming for a spectacle this year.
J-Horror Double Bill Wednesday: A twisted double feature of inspired hyper-gore and pop-culture curios from Japan: Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (dir. Yoshihiro Nishimura & Naoyuki Tomomatsu, 2009, 84min) and 964 Pinocchio(Shozin Fukui, 1991, 97min). The former is a tragic love triangle with zero production value and cartoonish amounts of neck-blood fountain action. Description of the latter, courtesy of IMDB: “Pinocchio 964, lobotomised cyborg sex slave, is thrown out onto the street by his owners because of his inability to maintain an erection. He is befriended by a criminally insane, memory-wiped, homeless girl. Meanwhile, the corporate entity who manufactured and sold him plots to kill him because of his malfunction.” Vampire Girl trailer at our site.
Preceded by the recent short “Zombie in a Penguin Suit”
Details: Wednesday October 26 / 8pm / at LaunchPad, 721 Franklin Ave btw/ Park and Sterling. 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Ave.
FREE / BYOB / popcorn provided.
Vampire Girl at 8pm; 964 Pinocchio at 9:30. **Probably not appropriate for small children, squeamish adults, or anyone else, really**