Ice Cream Man

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monday, JULY 1 at 8:00pm | GENERAL ADMISSION: $4 • LOFT MEMBERS: $3

Mondo Mondays celebrates the Best of All Howards, CLINT HOWARD, and it’s going to get a little weird up in here!

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for the Ice Cream Man!” A local ice cream vendor, played by a seriously whacked-out Clint Howard, serves up double scoops of terror to all the boys and girls in this goofy, gory, shoulda-been-a-franchise horror/comedy!

“A mind-melding, tongue-in-cheek slasher film … Clint Howard really pulls out all the stops here.” – Mondo Digital

30 years after witnessing the shocking drive-by slaughter of his favorite ice cream man (who’s also a covert coke dealer) and growing up in a mental institution, Gregory (Howard) anoints himself the neighborhood’s new ice cream man, driving around in a truck, calling himself The Ice Cream Prince, and delivering frozen treats to all the good little kids out there.  Problem is, not all the kids are all that good, which forces Gregory to start acting a little … odd (even by Clint Howard standards). Soon, an annoying gang of kids calling themselves “The Rocketeers” (sporting bad movie names like Small Paul, Racer and Tuna, whose highly fake “pillow-strapped-to-the-stomach” appearance must be seen to be believed) are investigating The Ice Cream Prince’s strange activities and generally making a nuisance of themselves.   Before you can say “banana split,” pieces of dead bodies are being used as the nastiest ice cream mix-ins imaginable, and a now-completely unhinged Gregory is ready for a bloody sundae rampage made up of 51 flavors of pure terror!  Featuring a B-movie dream cast, including Jan-Michael Vincent (Damnation Alley) as a grizzled cop, David Naughton (An American Werewolf in London) and Sandhal Bergman (Conan the Barbarian) as bad parents, and Olivia Hussey (Black Christmas) as a goofy busybody, this campy, cheesy, deliciously weird horror/comedy is drop-kicked into high gear by a truly bizarre performance from Clint Howard that starts out way over-the-top and then just keeps going.   It’s mondo madness with nuts and a cherry on top! (Dir. Paul Norman, 1995, USA, 84 mins., Rated R)