Mystery Science Theater 3000 or MST3K ran from 1988–1999 in the USA and became a cult classic. The format features a man and his robot sidekicks who, trapped on a satellite, are forced to watch bad movies. In its 11 years MST3K attained fiercely loyal fans and critical acclaim.
Try to explain MST3K and you either confuse people or sound like a weirdo. Truth is, those that get it, love it! Thanks to the lovely people at RHINO, BEST BRAINS and all those who helped make this possible.
Join us for a night of classic movies and brilliantly funny dialogue.
OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY
(1985, Dir: Douglas Williams, 83mins)
Raul Julia plays Fingal, a very bored programmer at Novicorp..
When caught watching 'Casablanca' at his desk, Fingal has to undergo rehabilitation therapy called 'doppling'. Doppled patients find their minds transferred into the bodies of animals for a new outlook on life. However, Fingal's body is misplaced and he is transferred into a computer while the body is located.
THE ATOMIC BRAIN
(1964, Dir: J. V. Mascelli, 64mins)
Mrs. March, sadistic, selfish, and rich, asks her aging gigolo
boyfriend and renegade scientist Otto Frank, to transplant her brain into the body of a young woman. Three foreign domestics: Mexican Anita, British Bea, and Austrian Nina, are hired. Frank can transplant
brains without surgery and tests the theory by putting a cat's brain into Anita who literally scratches Bea's eye out. Will Nina now become the receptacle for Mrs. March's aging but still active libido?
(1988, Dir: Rick Sloane, 92mins)
A group of Hobgoblins, who allow one to live out their wildest fantasies but kill you in the process, escape from their prison, an old studio vault. Kevin, the new security guard and his friends must stop them before dawn. The Hobgoblins make their way to Club Scum and wreak havoc, will they escape back to their home planet and how bad will be the trail of destruction left in their wake.
MANOS: THE HANDS OF FATE
(1966, Dir: Hal Warren, 74mins)
A family on vacation in the desert take a wrong turn and end up at an old house run by the creepy Torgo. He takes care of the place while 'The Master' is away. As night falls the family are menaced by The Master and his wives – a supernatural cult that worships the evil deity known as Manos. Some films are so bad, they're good. Meaning 'fun' or 'entertaining' or at least 'interesting'... But few films can claim to be so dreadful, you actually feel physical pain while viewing them. So bad are these damned few that you don't
experience them or watch them: you 'endure' them. This is
the mother of all such films!