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!
“This cheeseball ‘80s slasher is ridiculously laughable right through to its comically bizarre climax … a must-see for fans of bad cinema.” – Cinemastance
“Something very unhealthy is happening at Rhonda’s health club!” An exercise-hating maniac is terrorizing the big-haired, spandex-clad members of Rhonda’s Gym and it’s really getting their blood pumping – all over the exercise equipment! – in this gleefully dumb ‘80s slasher fitness flick that feels a bit like Jason Voorhees auditioning for Olivia Newton John’s Physical music video! In Killer Workout (aka Aerobicide), a young woman named Valerie is involved in a horrible tanning bed accident (extra-crispy!), and two years later, her twin sister Rhonda (Marcia Karr, Savage Streets) decides to open a chic health club, where soft-core aerobics classes, excessive showering and constant sexual tension keep its members in great shape. Until, that is, a mad killer starts knocking off all the gym rats in increasingly silly ways (this is perhaps the first, and last, horror film to feature death by giant bobby pin … not that anyone seems to care, as characters blissfully continue exercising even while paramedics are carrying the victims out of the gym in body bags), and a musclebound hunk named Chuck Dawson (Ted Prior, Deadly Prey) tries to figure it all out. Who’s the killer? Who cares? Just enjoy the rampant T&A (of the male AND female variety), the godawful ‘80s synth music and sweaty exercise sequences, the laughable low-budget gore, the hilariously over-the-top acting that makes EVERYONE seem like a psycho killer, and a “shocking” twist ending that will surprise absolutely no one. An entertaining trainwreck that could have ONLY escaped from the 1980s, from the director of Deadly Prey and Mankillers! (Dir. by David A. Prior, 1987, USA, 85 mins., Rated R)
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.