Jun 012015


“Wait! We can’t stop here! This is bat country!”

My beloved Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, for which my very own nickname comes from (not Batman), directed by Terry Gilliam and adapted from the terrific work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, will be screened at Manchester Central Library on Thursday 4th June 2015 courtesy of Grimm Up North and Library Live.

The film details a wacky search for the “American Dream”, by Thompson and his crazed, Samoan lawyer. Fueled by the massive amount of drugs they purchased with an advance from a magazine to cover a sporting event in Vegas; they set out in the Red Shark. Encountering police, reporters, gamblers, racers, and hitch-hikers; they search for some undefinable thing know only as the “American Dream” and find fear, loathing and hilarious adventures into the dementia of the modern American West.

Doors open at 5.15pm with the film starting at 5.45pm. Tickets cost £6.50 (plus fees) and can be bought online. Aged 18+ only. And guess what, free popcorn! Alas, no free golf shoes, you’ll have to bring your own otherwise you’ll never get out of this place alive.

11th June 2015 will see the screening of An Interview with the Vampire, whilst American Beauty will screen on 18th June 2015.

For more info on this screening and others, visit grimmfest.com


BatWhilst I love prosthetic effects, stop-motion animation and gore, nothing can beat a good story! I adore B-movies and exploitation films in many of their guises and also have a soft spot for creature features. I review a wide range of media including movies, TV series, books and videogames. I'm a massive fan of author Hunter S. Thompson and I enjoy various genre of videogames with Kingdom Hearts and Harvest Moon two of my all time favs. I don't do 3D movies so put the red and green spex away!

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