In the tradition of Ed Wood comes the latest opus by local filmmaker/artist Larry LoPresti, Dr. Trimroses Cannibalistic Sex-Crazed Blood Island of the Tiki-Bot, an homage to the low-budget shlockfests of the 50s. But this is a sexploitation film that actually delivers what the poster promises, LoPresti says.
With great pride, LoPresti promises us the world: breasts, blood, gore, cool-looking monsters, sex with cool-looking monsters, breasts, bad acting, a man-eating plant, monsters with penises, a disembowelment, breasts, and even a cumshot. But LoPrestis crowning achievement in this 76-minute, $3,000 extravaganza is a filming technique he calls audience-o-rama. Says the auteur, I got 10 people together to watch the film, and I recorded them watching it. Its an audience hype track, and they were very free with their comments and cheers. You actually hear the sound of the audience behind you.
LoPresti says moviegoers are in for a good time even if the film isnt exactly Citizen Kane. We honestly tried. Its just that were inept. Its a horrible movie but very enjoyable.
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Sat., March 7, 8 p.m., 2009