Previous Freak Shows

Looking through the Sent Items folder in Outlook Express, I discovered I had copies of emails dating back to 2001. These include email invitations I’ve been sending out to friends for the Friday Night Freak Show. Movie night at our house has been going on prior to 2005, but back then I hadn't come up with the idea of advertising the lineup in advance.

Here’s a selection of some of the stuff we've watched, that maybe one day I’ll get around to posting thoughts on. They’re arranged by date and include dinner details and film titles.

1/16/05 – No dinner. 70’s Crime Exploitation Double Bill - Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) and Foxy Brown
1/23/05 – Choice of beef or cheese ravioli. Bring an unusual wine! Lesbian Vampire Sinema – Daughters of Darkness and Vampyres
1/30/05 – Wonton soup, eggrolls, Teriyaki chicken & rice, sushi, fortune cookies; Sapporo & Kirin beer, sake. The Sadistic Cinema of Miike Takashi – Audition and Ichi the Killer.
2/20/05 – Cornbread biscuits, beans & weenies, shit-on-a-shingle. Cloak & Dagger Double Feature – Ronin and Spartan.
2/27/05 – Cajun battered shrimp, gumbo soup (w/ chicken & rice), Andouille sausage w/ red beans & rice, Creole-style cheesecake & Hurricanes for drinks. Ragin’ Cajun Double Feature – Angel Heart and Cat People (1982).
3/05/05 – Tortilla chips & queso, taco salad, chicken enchiladas w/ Mexican rice & refried beans. Let’s Make A Movie Double Feature - …And God Spoke and American Movie.
3/12/05 – Buffalo wings and homemade pizza. March Madness Double Feature – Hoosiers and He Got Game.
3/26/05 – Homemade pizza. Midnight Movies Double Feature – Heavy Metal and Pink Floyd The Wall.
4/01/05 – Grilled bratwurst, Corona burgers, giant pretzel, hot dog. Ballpark Cookout & Double Header – The Natural and For Love of the Game.
4/21/05 – Open grill, burgers provided. The Lost Boys
5/13/05 – Open grill, burgers provided. Big Trouble in Little China.
6/09/05 – Wine tasting, cheese & crackers. Sideways.
9/29/05 – Open grill, burgers provided. Pulp Action Heroes Double Feature – Danger Diabolik and Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter
10/13/05 – Homemade pizza, Bloody Marys. Universal Horrors Creature Feature – Monster by Moonlight documentary, The Wolf Man (1941) and Dracula (1979).
10/28/05 – Hot dogs, popcorn, candy, pickles-on-a-stick. Frightfest 2005 – The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension and Dog Soldiers.
12/2/05 – Homemade pizza, egg nog. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera.
2/03/06 – Curried chicken, Cous-Cous, Swedish meatballs. Shocking Sleazoid Cinema – They Call Her One Eye and Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks.