Mark your calendars, because July is TRASHY TIME TRAVEL month at Mondo Mondays, featuring an endless array of time-tripping B-movies that will take you back to the future … and beyond!
“Step through the Time Portal, beyond the crack in space and time, where the fantastic world of the future will freeze your blood with its weird horrors!” A group of scientists step through a time portal and are flung 107 years into the future, where they encounter atomic war, underground cities, weird mutants, fighting androids, space travel, love machines, groovy music, silly costumes, big hair and all the insanity that low-budget 1960’s sci-fi filmmaking has to offer!
“A wonderfully hokey ‘60s sci-fi adventure …check your brain at the door for this engagingly odd, colorful and fun epic.”- Cinespiria
In The Time Travelers, three scientists and an “ordinary” comic-relief goofball somehow open a window into a post-apocalyptic future. The portal looks like a large television set, and their view of the radiation-scarred future consists of a few foam rocks scattered in front of a very obvious projection screen. So far, so cheesy. Once on the other side of the window, they discover a post-apocalyptic nightmare in which atomic war has devastated the planet. Pursued by a band of savage atomic mutants, they’re rescued by the last remaining humans – a small group of underground-dwelling scientists engaged in a race against time to build a rocketship that will allow them to escape the mutants, flee the environmentally-screwed Earth, and hopefully find a new planet to colonize and eventually destroy, since, well, they ARE humans, after all. A colorfully nutty trip into the future buoyed by an extravagantly ‘60s camp aesthetic (encompassing a pop art Android Factory, a futuristic Tanning Salon and Spa frequented by women with giant beehive hairdos and a Love Machine for those “very special times”), The Time Travelers also somehow finds room for a relevant environmental message and a twist ending that will make your future so bright, you’ll just HAVE to wear shades! (Dir. by Ib Melcior, 1964, USA, 82 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.