Director Richard Elfman returns to Long Beach with his 1982 manic musical masterpiece FORBIDDEN ZONE – just in time for Christmas, and with a few Holiday surprises!
Forbidden Zone is the inspired brainchild of Richard Elfman, founding member of the legendary Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, who along with writer Matthew Bright (who would later helm the 1996 cult classic Freeway) mixed in everything from Max Fleisher to Cab Calloway to Josephine Baker to unleash a musical unlike any the world had ever seen. Mix in a typically masterful score by Elfman brother Danny (who makes a fan-favorite appearance…), a dancing frog in a tuxedo, a gorilla, an ex-queen(!!?), and a crazed kingdom ruled by the weirdest royal family in celluloid history, and you have the movie that Film Threat called “The Citizen Kane of Underground Movies.”
By popular demand, Cell 63 will be returning with their LIVE SHADOWCAST! After rocking the Art Theatre in June with the first Forbidden Zone shadowcast ever, the talented performers of Cell 63 – featuring members of Rocky Horror Picture Show casts from both Long Beach and Los Angeles - are ready to take the stage once again in the ultimate tribute to Elfman’s wonderfully wicked vision! Elfman will be joining them on stage, reprising his on-screen role (and maybe another key role as well...) - plus a live performance by Erin Holt and other surprises!
And yes – we have some Holiday surprises up our sleeves…
See the Forbidden Zone trailer here (there be brief toplessness - ye have been warned - viewer discretion advised!!) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBDqd7rHhLg
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