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Underground Film Journal: Quote Whore

Monogram Releasing is a new distributor who is putting some great underground films in theaters across the Midwest. I was first alerted to them when Chris Hansen announced that Monogram had acquired The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah. Despite the film already being out on DVD, Monogram is giving it a theatrical release in May under the re-named title American Mess. (The re-naming has to do with marketing the religious spoofing nature of the film.)

Monogram has also already released Kevin S. Tenney‘s horror movie Brain Dead, which is not available on DVD yet. Although, I hope it does after this theatrical run. It’s such a great, fun film. For a list of theaters where it’s playing, go visit the official Monogram site and catch it if you can. The mix of gore, boobs and bad jokes should play great on the big screen.

Also, C.W. Prather of Washington D.C.’s Spooky Movie Festival, has sent me a picture of the poster promoting Brain Dead as it hangs in a theater marquee, which is that image up above. Looks cool, right? However, it may not be noticeable in that small image, but if you click to embiggen you’ll see a quote taken from my review of the film. It’s a total “quote whore” quote, but it’s also entirely accurate. Thanks to Prather for the pic, as well as sending me Brain Dead as a festival screener to begin with! (P.S. The photo of the poster was taken by director Kevin S. Tenney.)

Finally, in addition to American Mess and Brain Dead, Monogram will be releasing the other Underground Film Journal hit Lloyd Kaufman‘s Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead in April. They also have a bunch of other films on tap, some I’m familiar with by title, e.g. Stomp! Shout! Scream!, and some I’m not, like Jack Says, Song of the Dead and The Trek.

For all of Monogram’s upcoming releases, please visit this page on their website. And check Monogram’s homepage for more detailed info as films are released.

And for fun, here’s the Brain Dead trailer:


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