MONDAY, september 23 AT 8:00PM | GENERAL ADMISSION: $4 • LOFT MEMBERS: $3
Mondo Mondays boldly goes where no respectable film series has gone before, flying at warp speed into the final frontier of bad movie madness with the one-and-only WILLIAM SHATNER!
“Heaven help us all when The Devil’s Rain!” A cult of black magic-loving Satanists are running amuck in the American Southwest and William Shatner’s gotta try and stop them in this all-star demonic horror flick with one of the gooiest endings in movie history!
“A prime slice of ‘70s horror cinema … one of the wildest effects-laden finales ever.”- Cool Ass Cinema
In The Devil’s Rain, “The Shat” plays Mark Preston, whose family has been cursed by the villainous Satanic priest Corbis (Ernest Borgnine), thanks to a long-standing feud involving the Prestons’ possession of a book filled with the all the magical secrets of Satan – a book that will give Corbis the ultimate power to plunge the world into total darkness (or something like that). When Corbis melts his father into a puddle of putrid wax and kidnaps his mother (Ida Lupino), Mark is forced to seek revenge on the Corbis cult, but it’s not going to be easy, especially when the Devil’s Rain begins to flow like the delicious B-movie cheese that propels this goofy drive-in classic. Watch in horror as William Shatner overacts and wrestles with a demonic snake! See Oscar-winner Ernest Borgnine transform into a goat-headed freak complete with big rubber horns! Marvel as a young and skinny John Travolta makes his film debut as “Danny, the Melting Satanist!” Witness an all-star cast, including Keenan Wynn, Tom Skerritt and Eddie Albert, trying to keep a straight face! And thrill to what the ads promise will be “absolutely the most incredible ending of any motion picture” (hint: it involves lots of rain … from the devil)! Perhaps the greatest ‘70s horror flick to boast High Priest of the Church of Satan and “The Satanic Bible” author Anton LaVey as its “technical advisor,” The Devil’s Rain is coming your way, and the forecast calls for a hilarious Mondo Monsoon! (Dir. by Robert Fuest, 1977, USA, 86 mins., Rated PG)