Thursday, March 20, 2008

I Eat Your Skin (1964)

Playing Monday; March 24, 9PM

Written and directed by Del Tenney I Eat Your Skin was released four years before George Ramero’s Night of the Living Dead and like other pre-Ramero zombie flicks indulges in Voodoo origins. You know; witch doctors, blood letting, and human sacrifices? That kind of Voodoo.

The opening scene features Haitian natives sacrificing a Betty Davis look alike and a goat. Meanwhile, in peaceful Miami writer Tom Harris (William Joyce), known as a “playboy writer” and “sophisticated swinger,” is finding that his lecherous ways are catching up to him. Luckily his agent Dan Stapleton (Duncan Fairchild) has arranged for their immediate departure to “Voodoo Island” to do research for an upcoming novel.

The original title of the movie, Zombies might have been more appropriate as there is not much skin eating though the zombies do seem to suffer from bad skin and pickled eyeballs. Overall I Eat Your Skin is full of great one liners, cornball machismo, and weird dance numbers making it worth the watch.

But it makes for a better viewing when you've got a beer and friends you can laugh with. So come on out!


Playing at Alberta St. Pub; March 24, 9PM FREE!

1036 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

I Eat Your Ski (1964)

82 min.


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