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Posted 2002-10-21 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
The Conflict Archives Presents . . .NECROMANCY
Thursday October 24 - 9:30pm

Halloween Kung Fu Friday - MR. VAMPIRE
Friday October 25 - 9:45pm

The Conflict Archives Presents . . .
Thursday October 24 - 9:30pm
NECROMANCY
Directed by: Bert I. Gordon
Starring: Orson Welles, Pamela Franklin, Michael Onkean (USA 1972)


Orson Wells in a low budget occult flick with nude coven scenes? Kind of!

A young couple named Lori and Frank (Pamela Franklin and SLAPSHOT's
Michael Onkean) move to the small town of Lilith. There, they meet Cato
(Orson Wells, wearing an obviously fake nose) who not only is the head
of the town, he's the head of a sado-massochistic, satanic coven. Your red
blood will turn icy cold in fear as Lori discovers that as she and her husband
plummet deeper into the occult, she also has a gift that Cato is interested in.
The power of Necromancy, the ability to bring the dead back to life! SEE the
underbelly of the satanic cult, with it's devilish ceremonies, open caskets of
rotting flesh, and terrifying dreams!


Unlike other versions, the Halloween presentation has all the boobies during
the coven scenes. More terrifying than real life! Orson Welles greatest
performance since "Citizen Kane"! For those too terrified during the screening,
grab a "Necromancy Protection Prayer Card" and some "Holey Water" during
the screening in the lobby. Intro by Dion Conflict, and "Boo-tiful treat bags"
for early patrons.
THEE Halloween film event of the season.
You'll think it's TERROR-RIFIC!


The Royal Cinema at 608 College Street, 4 1/2 blocks west of Bathurst Street,
between Clinton Street and Grace Street.
Box Office opens 30 minutes before showtime.



2. Halloween Kung Fu Friday - MR. VAMPIRE


Thanks to those who came out to our screening of PRODIGAL SON!
Seems like we got some new students to the dojo thanks to a review on
CBC's Metro Morning. And thanks to Carolyne Hew at ZEDTV on CBC
television for capturing the fun spirit of our screenings. That piece will be aired
in the next few weeks. For more information, go to: http://zed.cbc.ca/


Please help spread the word on our screenings. If you know of spots to
put up posters or flyers, drop us a line and we will get them put up!


For additional information on the screenings, more photos and some
links to learn more about these wild films, visit our humble (Zen-like)
little website: www3.sympatico.ca/ultra8/.
And now, on with the kicks of Halloween. . .


Friday October 25 - 9:45pm
Presented by ULTRA 8 in conjuction with
The 6th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
and Sponsored by SUSPECT VIDEO
Mr. Vampire
Director: Ricky Lau Koon Wai
Producer: Sammo Hung Kam Bo
Cast: Ricky Hui Goon Ying, Moon Lee Choi Fung, Lam Ching Ying, Chin Siu Ho,
Pauline Wong Siu Fung, Billy Lau Nam-Kwong, Wu Ma
Cantonese with English Subtitles / 1985

"The film that set a legion of ghouls hopping across Hong Kong movie screens."
- Bey Logan, Hong Kong Action Cinema


Ghosts, zombies and kung fu! It's an exotic bag of trick or treats from the East!
Mr. Vampire is a beloved favourite among fans of horror, classic campy thrillers
and Hong Kong cinema. Lam Ching-Ying (the Peking Opera kung fu master from
The Prodigal Son) is a Taoist kung fu master who must stop one student from
falling in love with a beautiful ghost and the other from rotting away from a vampire
bite, as the town is terrorized by the unique Chinese Hopping Vampires. Additional
comic chills, thrills and hijinks include: the importance of feng-shui in Chinese
burial customs; the use of dog's blood as a vampire repellent; a beautiful, ghostly
enchantress; how holding your beath hides you from vampires in pursuit;
and a flying screaming ghost head. A true classic that invented a genre and
spawned many sequels and knockoffs.
WARNING: You could easily die laughing . . .
FREE Vampire repellent pack to the first 100 members of the audience!
Halloween Costumes Welcomed!


To be the first in the Temple to learn what the
Master is doing, visit our humble (zen-like) little website:
http://www3.sympatico.ca/ultra8/
or call (416) 516-4845 for showtimes.


WHERE TO GO
Formerly The Golden Princess Cinema, a Chinese moviehouse during the
eighties, and an Italian cinema before that, The Royal Cinema is now part
of the Festival Cinemas chain of rep cinemas. While it has passed hands
over the years, staples of it's art deco interior still remain. With over 600
seats and a large screen, it is an excellent venue for catching films, both
old and new. The Royal is located in downtown Toronto on the busy and
popular Little Italy strip along College Street which features a varied selection
of restaurants and bars. Look out for the neon marquee of The Royal at
608 College Street, 4 1/2 blocks west of Bathurst Street, between Clinton
Street and Grace Street. Box Office opens 30 minutes before showtime.


Check out the full Festival Cinema schedule at http://www.festivalcinemas.com


Thanks goes to Deena, Paige and the dedicated and funky staff at the Royal,
Tim Smy, Peter McQuillan, Paul Ennis, Luis, Merrill and the staff of SUSPECT
VIDEO (http://suspectvideo.com/), Dion Conflict, Shelly (visit the Chinese Cinema
Page http://www.chinesecinemas.org & Lisa R-R (visit Exhibit L -
http://www.chinesecinemas.org/exhibitl/front.html Don (visit Lamedog
- http://www.interlog.com/~lamedog) & Pauline (http://www.interlog.com/~przed/)
Kagan (buy Infinite Kung Fu - http:// www.kaganmcleod.com/infinitekungfu/ )
and all those who turn out and support the Fu.
 
     
 
   
 
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