It's been too long since we turned our caffeinated gaze to what's happening on the midnight movie scene, but the moment we saw that "Nightwing" is playing at the Nuart at 11:59PM on Friday, February 27, we contacted a pal who knows his 1979, vampire-bats-gone-crazy flicks. His succinct summary? "Right, that came out when all the killer bees and wild wombats and packs of cranky badger movies came out; it was a trend."
Do you miss those days? We do. Maybe a comeback is due. Until then, for your prepping-to-find-that-perfect-flick pleasure, there's...
"Ghostbusters": Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, New York City, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Slimer, some beautiful, soon-to-be-slimed hotel hallways, a lot of on-the-prowl ghosts, a nasal-voiced Annie Potts, and, maybe our favorite cast member of the whole lot, Rick Moranis. Holy phantom but we're stoked. And, the quote of all quotes: There is no Dana, only Zuul! Friday, February 27, midnight. Regency Fairfax Theatres, 7907 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles
"The Garbage Pail Kids Movie": Your eyes do not deceive. Those crazy tykes, which made a huge splash in the trading card/toy arena years ago, have their own movie, and if you missed it 1987, your chance has come back around. We were a tad surprised to see "Bedknobs & Broomsticks" running as a late show a few weeks back in town, but now we think kids' flicks at midnight is a trend? Or, at PG, is this more for the grown-ups? More research required. Friday, February 27, midnight. The Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E. Fourth Street, Long Beach. 562-4385435