When I was a little girl I used to love Friday nights. The parents would pack us into the sedan and whisk us away to the local video den. While mom and dad perused the rom-coms I was off picking my ‘special’ film. My ‘late night everyone else is sleeping’ movie. Id march my little legs over to the cult-section and spend what felt like hours reading every description, completely mesmerized by the covers.
Even if you’ve never seen Ghoulies, you more than likely have seen this iconic image of a ghoulie popping out of a toilet. It was used on the original movie poster with the clever tagline “they’ll get you in the end”, and the toilet theme continued for the posters of the sequels in the franchise. Sadly, these movies are not about demonic beings attacking your behind while going to the bathroom, although maybe that’s a good thing since that would potentially traumatize me from using a toilet the way Sleepaway Camp traumatized me from attending summer camp. Ghoulies is what you’d expect: a low-budget horror film that capitalized on the popularity of Gremlins although the two films are nothing alike.
Psycho Cinema is the sister organization run by blogger Faye G. They bring rarely-screened horror, sci-fi, and obscure films to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester. Join Faye’s group by clicking this LINK and prepare for the unexpected!