Calling all The Beautiful Ones! Are you ready to return to the Summer of Dove?
Peaches Christ Productions presents the biggest & best PURPLE RAIN party ever! With APOLLONIA herself here to join us in the festivities! Yes, you read that right… APOLLONIA… In person! In the flesh! PEACHES CHRIST is so excited to bring to you, for the first time ever at the Castro Theatre, a one-night only screening of this Midnight Mass classic! So be there to join Peaches and the Midnight Mass Players in celebrating this ‘80s classic, starring Prince, Apollonia, and Morris Day and all the fabulous Minneapolis sound and 1984 fashion you can get your head around.
The Castro Theatre, Friday, July 1st, 8pm
429 Castro Street – www.castrotheatre.com
Let’s Go Crazy! PURPLE RAIN with APOLLONIA Live!
featuring Peaches Christ, Martiny and Putanesca
Doors open at 7:00pm / Festivities begin at 8:00pm Read More…
You’re the very first to know that tickets just went on sale for our next giant show at the historic Castro Theatre and trust me beautiful ones, this is going to be a night you do not want to miss. For the very first-time ever, we are mounting our most rocking pre-show ever onstage at The Castro when we present PURPLE RAINwith the legendary purple mistress icon herself APOLLONIA IN-PERSON! I’ve been working on this for months, and it’s so exciting to finally be able to announce it to you guys! The one and only sex shooter, Apollonia has agreed to come and join us for an over-the-top celebration of all things Purple Rain. As always, our show will feature a giant performance tribute spectacular with returning guest stars Putanesca in a triple-threat role of unstoppable glamour, as well as, Martiny as “the dove”. I promise to bring my motorcycle! I’m sure Martiny will bring her deformed breasts and broken shoes. Puta will bring V.D. But I digress! Read More…
by Michael Varrati
For a generation of horror movie fans, she is the ultimate survivor.
Although his victims and adversaries proved numerous over a multitude of films, it was in Nancy Thompson that the iconic Freddy Krueger first met his match. Though Nancy would ultimately meet her end at Freddy’s bladed fingers in the subsequent sequels, the character’s plucky determination was forever seared onto the collective brains of fright fandom. Nancy, brought to exuberant life by Heather Langenkamp, has persevered as a symbol of goodness across the decades; leaving a mark that many other final girls only dare dream.
For Langenkamp herself, carrying the legacy of Nancy has been a continuous badge of honor. Having played the character in three films, she is easily one of the most recognizable faces in horror. Yet, for someone as mired in the world of dark fantasy as Langenkamp has become, she has never allowed her thoughts on the genre to grow complacent. Langenkamp’s new documentary, I Am Nancy, serves as a personal investigation into the world that horror cinema has created, and seeks to answer the actor’s own unanswered questions about what compels throngs of fans to revel in such blood-spattered entertainment. Read More…
By Robert Barber
I think there must be few people working in the Fantasy and Horror genres today who love them as much as the late Paul Naschy, most famous for portraying accursed werewolf superstud Waldemar Daninsky. A barrel-chested ex-champion weightlifter, Naschy manages to get his shirt off in most of the films he made, often for the purpose of being whipped and/or chained and/or being stroked and caressed by the long painted nails of some libidinous Euro-slut/actress. Of course Naschy almost always gets to shag his leading ladies, but such was the privilege of a screenwriter/star and sometime director who dominated his particular milieu during the late ‘60s, through the ‘70s and into the 1980’s.
Not only the best Spanish genre-actor to emerge from this era, but one of its best writers and directors too, Naschy was a remarkable star on par with other “Greats” of the time: Christopher Lee, Klaus Kinski, Meiko Kaji, Soledad Miranda, and Coffin Joe. Nonetheless, his on-screen presence is often compared to that of Lon Chaney, both Sr. and son. If you imagine a shorter, but still very thick, Lon Chaney Jr. speaking Spanish with the talent, charisma and aplomb of his father, Lon Chaney Sr., you’re beginning to grasp the appeal of Paul Naschy. I’ve always thought of him as a sort-of Latin Bob Hoskins. Read More…
Swiss army knife? Check. Sleeping bag? Check. Martiny repellant? Check.
Midnight Mass with Camp Counselors Peaches Christ & Martiny present SLEEPAWAY CAMP
For the very first time at the Bridge Theatre, Peaches Christ Productions is proud to present one of the best Summer movies ever… the Horror clas-sick Sleepaway Camp! Make sure you’re here for this RAREST of screenings of one of the truly legendary films of ‘80s cult cinema.
Bust out your polyester short shorts, bring that old bag of marshmallows crammed in the back of your cupboard, unfurl that moldy sleeping bag, and don’t forget about the extra batteries for your flashlight, as Peaches Christ is going to give you an indoor night of camping-out you’ll never forget… if you survive. Read More…
By Michael Varrati
I don’t want to brag, but the best date I ever had was with Wes Craven.
…unfortunately, ol’ Wes is completely unaware it happened.
Late last fall, I found myself with a rare Saturday wherein I had absolutely no commitments. Determined to not waste such a gift sitting around my house, I decided to take myself out for a nice romantic dinner for one.
Grabbing a prime seat in the window of a local eatery I enjoy, I casually picked at my meal while watching the bustling masses rush by in an autumnal blur, appreciating the colors and human spectacle. Meanwhile, across the street from my vantage point, employees at a movie theater situated in my line of sight began to set to work hanging a new poster in the display box. Being the movie nerd that I am, my curiosity got the better of me, and I found myself fixated on what they were doing.
Soon, the image was revealed to me, a splash of deep reds and eerie shades of gray:
Wes Craven’s My Soul to Take. Read More…
By Michael Varrati
When one considers the wild and unorthodox world of avant-garde schlock king Mark Pirro, it is likely that the individual never makes the correlation between his late night fare and the hallowed halls of our nation’s universities. However, as far apart as these two notions may seem, that is exactly the scenario in which I first encountered the work of this audacious auteur.
During my days at Kent State University (setting of several Stephen King stories and one particular real life horror), I had the tendency to enthusiastically enroll in as many film class oddities as my schedule would allow. One such spring, I found myself in a class devoted entirely to the history and dissection of the monster movie. Joining me in this fright film endeavor was fellow-future Ultra Violent scribe and dear friend Ally Melling. Entering the room with an already vast knowledge of horror and exploitation cinema, the two of us were looking for a fun and simple class to coast through, all the while getting credit to talk about something we’d likely have talked about for free. Read More…
Cocktailgate in association with Peaches Christ Productions presents The 50th Anniversary of JUDY at Carnegie Hall as performed by Chastity Belle. This oh-so-special one-night only event is to be performed live and in its complete entirety. Arguably the greatest live recording of all-time, come celebrate the Golden Anniversary of this work of art with one of its greatest devotees, the gorgeous and talented lip-sync artist Chastity Belle, one of the best rising stars in San Francisco’s underground Drag scene.
With costumes by the legendary Mr. David, and pre and post show music by the talented Joshua J (Booty Call; Big Top), this whole evening will be one to remember. Buy your tickets now so you’ll be able to say you were there! Will Call sales only, so please remember to bring valid ID with you to the show, or you won’t be able to redeem your ticket. Read More…
My lord, this has been a big week of preparation. My Underground co-host Sam Sharkey and I began rehearsing our rock n’ roll act with the band Citizen Midnight for next week’s gigantic SF Underground Short Film Festival and it’s going to be a metal number so bitchin’ that Satan himself could feasibly be summoned at some point during our performance. We’ll hit the stage at 7:30pm next Friday and the fun will not stop all night long. We have an epic evening of entertainment planned for your enjoyment featuring the work of over twenty local short filmmakers, as well as, the world premiere of the whacky and wild new feature film Devious, Inc. directed by xuXe and co-starring some Midnight Mass favorites like Fauxnique and Precious Moments (left). The shorts program is so huge that it’s going to feature an intermission, as well as, interactive performance elements throughout the night. If you can do it, I strongly suggest doing BOTH programs and pre-shows. I’m really super excited! If you haven’t yet, check out the online trailer RIGHT HERE. Read More…