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35 Alive is Kansas City's last bastion of strictly celluloid weirdness, unspooling extraordinary artifacts of the sprocket age every Wed night for just $5. Trailers, shorts and neglected exemplars of high art and low schlock to wow the jaded and thrill the bold, weekly.
First up: NIGHT WARNING (1982 - William Asher - 92m - 35mm)
NIGHT WARNING is a cult film in search of a cult. But why? It's got everything: gore, sex, basketball, Bill Paxton, Oedipal rage, Julia Duffy’s breasts, Jimmy McNichol’s breasts… plus the late Susan Tyrell unhinging her jaws and devouring the whole sick pageant in an acting feat of leviathan gusto.
Did we mention star Bo Svenson was so loathed by the crew that they tried to ACTUALLY MURDER HIM on camera, a scene not only preserved in the final cut but presented in SLOW MOTION?
Produced by New Theater honchos Dennis Hennessy and Richard Carrothers, NIGHT WARNING is Kansas City’s proud contribution to the short list of exploitation’s most lunatic masterworks.