Pump it up and feel the burn during FUNKY FITNESS MONTH at Mondo Mondays, featuring an energizing array of hilariously health-obsessed exploitation flicks filled to the max with delicious (low-fat) cheesiness!
“A completely bonkers horror flick that doubles as a perfect time capsule for the ‘80s … Death Spa absolutely rules.” – Oh, the Horror!
“You’ll sweat blood!” A hip and happening L.A. health club is the hottest place to work out, hook up and hang out until it’s possessed by the evil satanic spirit of the owner’s dead wife, who uses the gym’s exercise equipment, dumbbells and all, to murder the club’s beautiful members (who also happen to be dumbbells!), in an unbelievably tacky orgy of neon, spandex, jazzercise, buddy cops, sex, witchcraft, rowing machine violence and wonderful WTF? moments too numerous to count. Somehow combining the short-lived ‘80s aerobic-sploitation genre with elements of supernatural horror and slasher hijinks, the campy, candy-colored catastrophe known as Death Spa offers up a schlocky grab bag of insanity that manages to encompass both a vengeful witch AND a homicidal fitness center in the same movie. If you crave muscle-building mayhem involving such demon-possessed gym equipment as deadly diving boards, nasty Nautilus machines and terrifying treadmills (not to mention unflattering short shorts, frequent group showering and an apparent ban on exercise bras), then get yourself a membership at Death Spa – where the workouts will really kill you! Starring Merritt Butrick (Captain Kirk’s son in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), Ken Foree (Romero’s Dawn of the Dead) and Rosalind Cash (The Omega Man). From the director of My Mom’s a Werewolf! (Dir. by Michael Fischa, 1989, USA, 88 mins., Not Rated)
Mondo Mondays RAFFLE 2018
VH-YES! Each month at Mondo Mondays in 2018 we’ll be holding a free raffle for an exclusive, one-of-a-kind prize: an old-school VHS case with original Mondo Mondays cover art designed by Tucson artist Ben Mackey! There’ll be new cover art every month, and each case will include a fabulous mystery VHS tape! Collect ‘em all! You must attend EVERY Mondo movie of the month in order to enter, and only one lucky winner will be selected at the final screening of each month. A special punch card will be provided to keep track of your attendance. And remember … please be kind and rewind.