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IT CAME FROM TEXAS Film Festival
The First Annual Camp Classics
City of Garland's Cultural Arts presents It Came From Texas Film Festival — Double features, campy classics and Texas-sized horror – 11 Texas Made films return to the Big Screen.
WHEN and WHERE: Oct 28-29, 2023
The Plaza Theatre — 521 W. State Street Garland, TX 75040
ADMISSION - PASSES and TICKETS:Click here for festival passes and tickets.Early Bird Pass: $50 – Available through September 15Festival Pass: $60 – September 16 to October 28-29Individual Tickets: $10-$15 Senior/Student Individual Tickets: $7-$12 (Full value of individual tickets is $80)
Festival Pass Perks:- Limited Availability - Early admission - Commemorative Poster - Discounts from participating businessesDESCRIPTION:Festivities kick off on Saturday, October 28, and Sunday, October 29 will be full of b-movies that spent their time at the drive-ins around the country in the 1950s and '60s. Sprinkled in with three of the film slots will be short films made by the students of the Garland High School Reel Owl Cinema film program. The final night of the festival won't be a quiet one. The Festival will close things out with a live riff on one of Texas' biggest and baddest Monster Movies with Texas' only interactive movie mocking comedy troupe: The Mocky Horror Picture Show!
SCHEDULE OF FILMS:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
11 am – Double Feature ($10)
ZONTAR: THING FROM VENUS (1967)
Director: Larry Buchanan
Filmed in Dallas
A misguided scientist enables an alien from Venus named Zontar to come to Earth to help solve man's problems. However, Zontar has other ideas. Stars John Agar.
MANOS: HANDS OF FATE (1966)
Trailer: https://youtu.be/sF03ZFt8t8wDirector: Harold P. Warren
Filmed in El Paso and Ysleta
While on a desert excursion, a family encounters cultists who use human hands as sacrificial offerings to their god.
3 pm – RONDO & BOB (2020) ($10)Director: Joe O'Connell (in attendance)Filmed in Austin, Taylor, Los Angeles and Tampa, FLRobert A. Burns, art director on the original TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, was obsessed with actor Rondo Hatton (AKA The Creeper). Burns was average looking but brimming with odd creativity. Hatton, who suffered from acromegaly, had a strangely unique appearance but was a regular guy. In RONDO & BOB, their two stories intersect.RONDO & BOB Teaser and Trailer:https://vimeo.com/219303208https://vimeo.com/369901595https://www.RondoAndBob.com/Post-screening Q&A with RONDO & BOB writer/director/producer, Joe O’Connell. This block includes student films from Garland High School’s ‘Reel Owl Cinema’ film department.
7 pm – THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974) ($15)
Director: Tobe Hooper
Filmed in Bastrop, Round Rock, Watterson and Leander
The 49th anniversary of this iconic horror film follows a group of friends who visit an old farmhouse where they are abducted and tortured by a family of cannibals. This block includes student films from Garland High School’s ‘Reel Owl Cinema’ film department.Trailer: https://youtu.be/BKn9QIaMgtQ9:30 pm – Special Father and Son Double Feature ($10)
DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT 2 writer/director, Tony Brownrigg is the son of S.F. Brownrigg, director of original DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT. These two films will be shown as a double feature for the first time. This film screens courtesy of RDM Pictures.
DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT (1974)
Director: S.F. Brownrigg
Filmed in TehuacanaThis independent horror film follows a nurse hired to work in Stephens' Sanatorium, a psychiatric asylum where the patients torment her.Trailer (includes promo for double bill release with The Last House on the Left): https://youtu.be/ys27ZxU3M3g
DON'T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT 2 (2015)
Director: Tony Brownrigg
Filmed in Tehuacana
Forty years after patients and doctors of the Stephens Sanitarium were murdered, the only survivor returns to discover that the ghosts of the past still haunt the building and its new inhabitants.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29
11:30 am – Double Feature ($10)BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER (1960)Director: Edgar G. UlmerFilmed in Carswell Air Force Base, Fort Worth; Eagle Mountain Marine Corps Air Station; and Fair Park, DallasAn experimental pilot testing a rocket-powered craft finds himself in the future, among a society devastated by a plague.Trailer: https://youtu.be/dR2iz7LI3Kc
THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN (1960)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Filmed in Fair Park, Dallas and Berkshire Mountains, MassachusettsA notorious thief assists and eventually faces off with a former military officer who plans to conquer the world with an army of invisible soldiers.Trailer: https://youtu.be/9MBYh7gt_1g
3 pm – Double Feature ($10)ATTACK OF THE EYE CREATURES (1967)Director: Larry BuchananFilmed in DallasA flying saucer invades Earth and releases multi-eyed alien creatures that terrorize a teenage couple.
THE KILLER SHREWS (1959 1h9m)
Director: Ray Kellogg
Filmed in Dallas and on Lake Dallas
When a ship lands on an isolated island, the crew discovers a mad scientist has been experimenting on shrews, which terrorize the researchers. Stars James Best, Ken Curtis, Ingrid Goude, and Gordon McLendon.Trailer: https://youtu.be/j5b6N6huKz0
7:30 pm – Mocky Horror Picture Show live riffing of THE GIANT GILA MONSTER (1959) ($15)
Filmed in Dallas and on Lake DallasA live-riffing movie comedy show! Mocked by Danny Gallagher and his fellow mockers Liz Barksdale and Albie Robles, this campy classic follows a mechanic and street racer as they work to stop a giant lizard from destroying the town. This block also includes student films from Garland High School’s ‘Reel Owl Cinema’ film department and a costume contest.Trailer: https://youtu.be/vCFXkZpMkV4