Chicago: ICWXP!

Been a while since we did the last one.

"These guys are good -- fast-paced, funny riffing throughout.  Now, fellahs, would you please stop making my job look easy!"

-- Mike Nelson of Rifftrax and MST3k

Last year we screened the episode of Incognito Cinema Warriors XP, "Lady Frankenstein."  It was awesome and everyone had a good time.  This time we'll watch "Bloody Pit of Horror," because why the hell not. 

For those who missed it, ICWXP is the brainchild of host Rikk Wolfe, who riffs the movie with his robot pals, Topsybot 5000 and Johnny Cylon, lest the evil Dr. Blackwood release him to the mercy of the zombie horde.  If that sounds vaguely familiar, yes, it's basically MST3k in a horror setting.

Last thing: unlike MST3k, ICWXP is NOT made with a younger audience in mind, and may not be suitable for viewers under 17 -- not that anyone under 17 has ever attended a meetup.  Still, I'd hate for THIS to be the first time that happens.

We meet at the Irish American Heritage Center in the Fifth Province, the center’s pub located on the first floor (look for a group of folks wearing name badges). Sometimes there will be an event charging money at the door; that's not us.  You're welcome to walk past them and come find us.  The evening starts at 6:00p for dinner/drinks in the pub (menu consists of burgers, fish & chips, sandwiches, and Irish fare such as Sheperd's Pie). At around 7:30p, we go to the viewing room to watch the show. For those of you driving, the center offers plenty of free parking in its lot. If you still can't find us, go ahead and call or send me a text message at[masked] (after 6 PM on the day of only, please; there are several avenues to contact me every other day of the month).

I charge an event fee of $5 to help recoup costs for room rental, A/V equipment, DVDs and a personalized, preprinted name badge. If your guest(s) also would like a personalized preprinted name badge, please put his/her name into the comments section of your RSVP.

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  • Al

    It was fun to meet up and watch the Cinema Warriors take on this awful film (fave line, after an interminable 10-minute photoshoot: "This is the part de Sade wrote, right?"). We talked about some other cinematrocities, and I wanted to recommend "Megaforce", some prime 80s action cheese which is available on YouTube (thanks Scott!):­

    (check out the incredibly inappropriate silhouette at 36:31!)

    Also, there's a great site called Jabootu that does these epic reviews of bad movies. Here's one where they take on this grade Z Kong movie called "A*P*E":­

    If you leave that review with one image of how the monsters feel about getting attacked, let it be this one:­

    August 17

    • Al

      Oh yeah - we also talked about an episode of "Community" where they ask the unsolvable question - is Nicholas Cage good or bad?­

      August 17

  • Bridget Jack J.

    It was fun! Nice meeting you all.

    August 17

  • Mike A.

    Come straight to 304, everyone. No kitchen tonight.

    August 16

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