Friday 20 – Sunday 22 July 2012

The Music Box Theatre welcome guest programmers from Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse for two days of insanity!

The Music Box Theatre is thrilled to host a series of white-hot exploitation films curated by two of the film programmers for Austin, TX’s original Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Lars Nilsen and Zack Carlson!

They’re taking their popular exploitation movie series on the road for two huge nights of sleazy fun, all presented in vintage 35mm prints from Alamo’s sister organization, the American Genre Film Archive (AGFA).

There’s an opening program of insane movie trailers that the film fans at the Alamo have collected over the years, as well as a special appearance by horror film director (and Chicago native) Gary Sherman. Mr Sherman will do a Q&A for his film Vice Squad, screening Friday, July 20th at 9pm.

PLUS, there’ll be a secret midnight screening on Saturday, the 21st, the title for which will only be announced at the event!


Friday, July 20th, 2012

  • 7:00pm: Trailer War
  • 9:00pm: Vice Squad
  • 11:59pm: Lady Terminator

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

  • 7:00pm: Tourist Trap
  • 9:00pm: Miami Connection


  • $25 for a CINEMAPOCALYPSE PASS! This Pass gets you into all screenings except the secret midnight Saturday Screening!
  • $5 for Trailer War: Friday, July 20th at 7pm
  • $10 each regular screening (Vice Squad: Friday, July 20th at 9pm, Lady Terminator: Friday, July 20th at Midnight, Tourist Trap: Saturday, July 21st at 7pm, Miami Connection: Saturday, July 21st at 9pm)
  • $10 for the Secret Screening Saturday at 11:59pm ($5 off/ticket if you have a full pass)

Secret Screening tickets will only be available at the theatre 30 minutes before showtime (July 21, 11:30pm)


  • Fri 20 Jul 2012, 7:00pm

Trailer War

in English

From the high flying, explosive metal mayhem of Stunt Rock to Thunder Cops‘ disembodied flying head chaos, each 3-minute masterpiece is like a beckoning portal to another, more exciting dimension. It’s a crippling overdose of towering flames, mechanized destruction, lurking fear, poor sexual choices and spiritual devastation on an apocalyptic scale. You might want to have a cornea donor standing by just in case… because THIS IS GOING TO BURN! (ca 75 min).

  • Fri 20 Jul 2012, 9:00pm

Vice Squad (1982)

directed by Gary Sherman starring Season Hubley, Gary Swanson and Wings Hauser in English

A highly recommended descent into the sulfurous pit of hell known as Hollywood.

Former soap star and crooner Wings Hauser burst onto the exploitation scene with his intense, over-the-top performance as the psychotic killer pimp Ramrod. Seething and ranting, a homicidal twisted nerve, Hauser is incredible. This is his show all the way, he even sings the theme song “Neon Slime!”

Along the way, Hauser jumps the fence from villain into full-on monster territory, making Vice Squad not only one of the most exciting films you’ll ever see, but one of the scariest as well. In this truly grim urban fairy tale, a hooker named Princess (Season Hubley) must make it through a long night in a very dark forest (the streets of L.A.) without being gobbled up by the big bad wolf (Hauser), who himself is being chased by the mighty hunter (the LAPD detective who earlier allowed him to escape.)

Pure, sleazed-out entertainment from Gary Sherman, the director of Dead & Buried and Raw Meat. Gary Sherman will be in attendance for a Q&A following the film!

  • Fri 20 Jul 2012, 11:59pm

Lady Terminator (1989)

directed by H. Tjut Djalil starring Barbara Anne Constable, Christopher J. Hart and Claudia Angelique Rademaker in English

White people have been too stupid to notice, but the nations of the South Pacific have provided the world with some of its most neck-snappingly exciting movies. This isn’t a recent development… Filipino and Indonesian exploitation films have held a firm grip on these nations’ entertainment industry and output since the glory days of Eddie Romero, the bold auteur responsible for the Blood Island trilogy and fistfuls more of the finest South Seas exports. These movies have a unique, magical ability to forego logic and feasibility in a relentless drive to distill maximum entertainment, and in no film has this impressive approach triumphed more wholly than Lady Terminator.

After a man steals a snake from a sex witch’s vagina, she threatens to exact revenge on his great great granddaughter. 100 years later, a scuba-diving female anthropologist is violated by the same naughty snake, causing her to unleash a wave of shirtless, lazer-eyed homicide in a kill-crazy goddamn rampage. And it’s not all white hot bulletry; Lady T’s favorite non-firearm method of execution involves a hearty chomp from her carnivorous vagina. In fact, genital terror is expanded to new dimensions throughout this film. Male crotches are riddled with bullets, mangled, eaten and worse. Would you believe this vicious she-demon even pauses to give a gunned-down corpse a kick in the dingle? What a totally cruel supernatural tramp!!

  • Sat 21 Jul 2012, 7:00pm

Tourist Trap (1979)

directed by David Schmoeller starring Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones and Jon Van Ness in English

Terror nerds are well aware that the American road holds myriad dangers. Many a frenzied sasquatch, invisible space vampire and/or cannibalistic madman has transformed our turnpikes into his personal open-air slaughterhouse, but in the great Halls of Highway Homicide, no film dares examine the darkest precipices of rural insanity like the crushingly inventive Tourist Trap.

Rectangle-jawed screen ham Chuck “The Rifleman” Connors plays mysterious Mr. Slausen, a dubious yokel who leads a life of quiet isolation in the woods. When a couple carloads of recreation-hungry youths happen across his private property, Slausen introduces them to a bold new cavalcade of nightmares including — but not limited to — autonomous singing mannequins, gender-bent nutzoids and a telekinetic knife-throwing fiend. Goddamn!

You may have watched a thousand car-broke-down-in-a-maniac’s-front-yard movies, but until you’ve seen Tourist Trap, you’re still wearing your horror Huggies.

  • Sat 21 Jul 2012, 9:00pm

Miami Connection (1987)

directed by Y.K. Kim, Woo-sang Park starring Y.K. Kim, Vincent Hirsch and Joseph Diamand in English

The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida’s narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sounds have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice. When not chasing beach bunnies or performing their hit “Against the Ninja,” Mark (kung-fu master/inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim) and the boys are kicking and chopping at the drug world’s smelliest underbelly. It’ll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sounds can’t stop until they’ve completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the “stupid cocaine”…and the entire MIAMI CONNECTION!!!

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