***San Francisco Bay Guardian: Best of the Bay 2008***
Dead Channels - the San Francisco Festival of Fantastic Film


Directed by Dan West and Rick Popko
USA, 2008, 100 minutes
Cast: Paul Weiner, Beth West, Billy Borelli, Jello Biafra and the Living Dead Girlz

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwYAbg62_ps

One Show Only!

Wednesday, October 8th - 8:00pm at Roxie Film Center




"If you know Monsturd, you love Monsturd. If you don't know the 2003 horror comedy by San Francisco filmmakers Rick Popko and Dan West, imagine a tiny town menaced by a mad scientist-created shit monster, with clueless cops, a no-nonsense FBI agent, and a climax that unfolds around a chili cook-off.

Doesn't appeal? Don't read on. But fans of homespun exploito-stravaganzas will want to know that Popko and West have finally finished Monsturd's sequel. It's called Retardead, and it returns to that same tiny town soon after the events of Monsturd. This time, the stakes are both higher (zombies!) and lower (zombies spawned from special education students!), and there's way more of everything: gore, off-color jokes, cursing, and totally random moments, like an LSD freak-out scene, an exploding helicopter, second-unit footage contributed by horror fans across the country, a saucy appearance by dance theatre troupe the Living Dead Girlz, and a cameo by Jello Biafra." -- Cheryl Eddy: San Francisco Bay Guardian

5 years in the making, Retardead is pure DIY grassroots local indie filmmaking -- and is almost impossible to resist. You will be seduced by its many charms. Best of all - it looks like it's going to be dumber than a sack full of hammers -- but it's (kind-of) not.

Evil has come to the Butte County Institute of Special Education, and its students will never be the same. After surviving a ferocious battle with his own monstrous creation, Dr. Stern returns to continue his horrible research in this blood-drenched sequel to the cult hit "Monsturd." Armed with a fatal hyper-intelligence serum, the mad doctor transforms a quiet community into an army of flesh-eating zombies. It's a showdown of limb-chopping, head-bursting proportions as Stern's nemesis, F.B.I. agent Susan Hannigan, and the local sheriff's department takes on the zombie plague in the ultimate Battle Royale.


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