A few weeks back Andrew Parker from the Toronto Underground Cinema contacted us to see if we were interested in partaking in an upcoming series at the theatre called Defending the Indefensible. The gist of the series? To present a movie we really enjoy watching that is considered by the masses to be bad, and then defend why we like it against another local critic who hates said movie.
We quickly jumped at the chance and pushed for the October spot so we could screen a couple of the many bad horror movies we love. And boy did we pick two superbly terrible sequels to the biggest horror movie franchises of all time. That’s right folks, we will be presenting Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI and Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare. Both will be screened from 35mm prints and Freddy’s Dead will even be in old-school anaglyph 3-D! It’s going to be a fun double bill, and we’re working on getting a few surprise guests to attend to make it an even better night.
We’re only a small part of the series though, which kicks off Friday, March 4 with John Semley from Torontoist defending Tom Green’s Freddy Got Fingered and Norm Wilner from NOW Magazine defending Alien: Resurrection. Other films announced in the monthly series include MacGruber, Speed Racer, Observe and Report, Equilibrium, The Butterfly Effect, and Jennifer’s Body.
The Toronto Underground Cinema is located at 186 Spadina Avenue. Tickets for each Defending the Indefensible screening are $10 with a portion of the proceeds going to a charity picked by that evening’s presenters. If you want to skip the movies and only join the conversation, tickets are $2 with all proceeds going to charity. For more information, visit notesfromthetorontounderground.blogspot.com.
Forget how good Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI and Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare are? Check out the trailers below.