I kid, I kid. I love the drive-in; I have one about 15 miles from my house, and last year I caught a horror double-feature before Halloween that made me think of what it must have been like to watch the classics on the outdoor screen back in the ’50s and ’60s.
This year, the B Movie Road Tour wants to bring a few B-movies to your neck of the woods, or at least as close as possible to you depending on how far away your drive-in is. The Road Tour is in conjunction with Polyscope Media Group LLC and The B Movie Celebration, and its journey begins the first week of July.
Over 132 theaters will be participating, although many of them appear to be indoor theaters. Either way, check out this line-up via the press release:
“A Boy And His Dog” – The Classic 1975 black post-apocalyptic comedy from the fertile mind of Harlan Ellison and directed by L.Q. Jones .“Embedded” – New release, A news reporter and his cameraman embed themselves with a group of hunters before all goes awry, only to find themselves as the hunted. Directed by Michael Bafaro.“The Giant Spider” – New release, Christopher R. Mihm’s homage to 1950′s creature features.“Gila!” – New release, The Jim Wynorski remake of the 1959 classic “The Giant Gila Monster”.“The Lost Empire” – 30th Anniversary tour. In a land in a distant past, three beautiful women, members of a lost tribe, battle a madman with diabolical plans to destroy their “Lost Empire.” Directed by Jim Wynorski.“Nightbeasts” – New release, A father and son on a weekend hunting trip encounter supernatural horror in the woods. Ably directed by Wes Sullivan and stars Zach Galligan(Gremlins).“Rabid Love” – New release, Paul J. Porter ode to the classic horror film of the 1980, not to be missed.“Resurrection” – New release, Genetically modified foo begins to slowly turn the population of a small MidWest town mad. Directed by Jeff Burr.
Note that many of these films are new releases (!!!). Very cool in my book, and I’m crossing my fingers in anticipation of my drive-in getting this tour – though I highly doubt it.
Head over to the official website for more info. If you can make it out to one of these events, consider yourself lucky indeed – now you get to experience B-movies the way they were meant to be viewed!