Monday, November 22, 2010

Giveaway Time!


I've got copies of the wildly entertaining horror anthology flick Drive-In Horrorshow to dispense to 2 lucky recipients.

All yous gots to do is leave a comment on this here post, detailing either your earliest drive-in memory or one that's particularly funny. For those kids who've never been to a drive-in theater before or don't know what one is (for shame!), you can share a story about any other movie going experience.

This is the interwebs kids and you can hide behind relative anonymity. So I expect some backseat, horizontally challenging, don't come a knockin' if this station wagon is a rockin', stories.

You've got until Nov. 29th. Happy winning!

Cortez the Killer

16 comments:

fromhell13 said...

Back in 2004 there was an event at the Starlight Drive-in in Atlanta called Drive Invasion. They still have it, but they've never topped that year. 2 days of bands all day and movies all night. We camped out in the lot and saw The Ghastly Ones, Supersuckers, and Southern Culture on the Skids play and saw Graveyard Tramps, Galaxy of Terror, and many more by night (I don't remember the movie line up that well, the alcohol was flowing freely. The grand finale was Blue Oyster Cult playing, ending the set with Godzilla, then we all watched Godzilla. It was one of the best weekends of my life.

amanojakko said...

This was waaaay back in the heyday, 1981 I believe when I was only 5 years old. My mother and her friends had taken me along for the ride to this well known drive in at the time called Y&W in Northern Indiana to see a Cheech and Chong flick. I wasn't paying much attention to that movie as on the other screen Lucio Fulci's gore-ridden masterpiece ZOMBIE was playing. I distinctly remember that peculiar smell wafting from the front seat as they watched Cheech & Chong, but I even more distinctly remember the infamous eye gouging scene from ZOMBIE and was hooked into the horror scene ever since. Flash forward more than 20 years later and I'm making my own zombie film. Yep, you could say that it really stuck with me.

Joe Monster said...

Now let's see. I think it mayhap been in the cold dark days during the summer of 1999 when the family clan and my ownself loaded into the great dusty caravan and headed down to this new fangled drive-in theater they had goin' down about a hare's jump from the town I lived in. I'll never ferget that night, when both the mosquitoes and speaker system sucked. We were there to see that classic piece of cinema revered fer spreadin' the good gospel of cowboy cinema: Wild Wild West.

Yessir, dems were good memories. Up until that point I hadn't keensidered how important robots had been in winning the west. History textbooks... fooey! Not to mention they hads this other moving picture playin' on the next screen by the name o' The Haunting. Damn near pissed maself I was so scared!

Copyboy said...

Alas I have no drive in memory. Though I'm having a hoot reading the others.

Zach S. said...

I remember my dad taking me against my mother's wishes to go see a special double feature of PREDATOR and RAMBO III at the Drive-In. I think I was about 8-9 at the time and remember my mom trying to cover my eyes for all the best parts. I count this as one of things that served as a building block for my manhood.

Anonymous said...

Once upon a time, back when I was just 10 years old(dam* where did the time go?!)...me, my dad and his girlfriend at the time had gone to see the B-horror flick "Beyond The Door(1975)" at the drive-in. And Yes! My dad allowed me to watch R rated horror films...he was cool like that! Thanks Dad! But as we began watching the movie,(which, for the most part, sucked!BTW) both my legs(thighs) began itching all-over, something fierce! I didn't know what to think or what was going on! and I didn't want to disturb my dad and his girlfriend, telling them about my itching problem during the movie. So as the movie progressed, my thighs continued to still itch like crazy! Finally, the film ended, we headed home and on the way home, I had finally told my dad about my itching problem. It ended up being that I had broken out with a really bad rash, with big red swollen bumps all over both my inner thighs. The next day, my dad had taken me to the doctors and I was given a special lotion to apply to my rash. Luckily, it cleared up. But it had taken two weeks to totally get rid of the rash! For this, I will never forget this drive-in movie experience. Thats where my rash had began! I guess you could say that "Beyond the Door" was such a bad film that it caused me to break out with a severe case of the hives! LOL ...and as a result, I haven't watched the film since! in fear of breaking out, once again!

Anonymous said...

Re: Anonymous said...Oops!Forgot to include my email address and my name, here they are:

oliverspendulum@yahoo.com

Ron Oliver

Thanks!

Once upon a time, back when I was just 10 years old(dam* where did the time go?!)...me, my dad and his girlfriend at the time had gone to see the B-horror flick "Beyond The Door(1975)" at the drive-in. And Yes! My dad allowed me to watch R rated horror films...he was cool like that! Thanks Dad! But as we began watching the movie,(which, for the most part, sucked!BTW) both my legs(thighs) began itching all-over, something fierce! I didn't know what to think or what was going on! and I didn't want to disturb my dad and his girlfriend, telling them about my itching problem during the movie. So as the movie progressed, my thighs continued to still itch like crazy! Finally, the film ended, we headed home and on the way home, I had finally told my dad about my itching problem. It ended up being that I had broken out with a really bad rash, with big red swollen bumps all over both my inner thighs. The next day, my dad had taken me to the doctors and I was given a special lotion to apply to my rash. Luckily, it cleared up. But it had taken two weeks to totally get rid of the rash! For this, I will never forget this drive-in movie experience. Thats where my rash had began! I guess you could say that "Beyond the Door" was such a bad film that it caused me to break out with a severe case of the hives! LOL ...and as a result, I haven't watched the film since! in fear of breaking out, once again!

Michele P. said...

back in the 80's we used to go to the Winslow Drive In-at the time, Texas chainsaw Massacre was at its peak and happened to be playing one weekend. My cousin and I decided to head to the drive in to watch it since we both love horror movies. What he didn't tell me was that he'd brought along a chainsaw... so there we were sitting in the car watching the movie and he gets out to go to the bathroom. I heard him fumbling around in the back of the car but engrossed in movie, really didn't think much about it. Other couples were busy watching the movie... and doing other things that we all know went on at the drive in :) Just as the movie was getting good, I heard a chainsaw start up-WAY too close. Not very safe, but there was my cousin, mask and all, parading around the parking lot with a stupid chainsaw. OMG, you should have seen people take off and others jumping out of their cars in various stages of undress... it was a riot. Even the nice officer that came and gave him a stern warning :0 had to smile. It was a very interesting night!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

SpiderSpirit said...

The first time I ever went to a movie that I had actually asked to see (as opposed to just being taken along because there was no babysitter) was in a drive-in. It was THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD. I was four, and had seen the commercial for it during afternoon cartoons. It had lots of monsters, and therefore was the coolest thing in the world. I distinctly remember marveling at the brought-to-life Kali statue, matching her six swords to Sinbad's one. I've been a Harryhausen devotee ever since.

FakeShemp said...

Well, there is the one time my parents took me to see Under The Rainbow at the 3 screen drive-in and stared out the window at the other screen with the animated boobies that I would later learn belonged to a movie called Heavy Metal.

There is the time I was told to go to sleep and instead peeked when a chesthugger burst out of John Hurt's chest scarring me for life.

Once my parents took me to see the double feature of The Blue Lagoon & Student Bodies only for me to have Blue Lagoon nightmares. Ironically, in 9th grade I told my friend Kyle we had to get our hands on this horror movie that scared the crap out of me when I was a kid only to find out it was to become one of my favorite comedies of all time.

In the 80's, movies could take years to come out on VHS. One movie that took many a moon to see the light of day was Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom. Kyle wasn't gonna wait that long this time so we took his vhs camera (side pop!) to the drive in and got comfy and quiet to record Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade only to have it come out at sell through within 6 months.

In high school I went to the drive-n and saw Blind Fury starring Rutger Hauer. No great story there other than I SAW BLIND FURY STARRING RUTGER HAUER AT THE DRIVE-IN!!!

Unfortunately, the last movie to be seen at a drive-in by me was Boomerang. I know. I can't even remember what the 2nd movie was as me and my best friends sister decided to get that taste out of out mouth by tasting each others.

Oh drive-in, how I miss thee.

Cortez The Killer said...

Holy wowsers kids! You aren't going to make this easy on me. These are great.

Hells A Burning Bitch said...

Well back when I was a kid I used to go to this Drive In Movie Theatre down in Cape Cod (I forget the name) But Jurassic Park was playing and I could not have been more excited. Anyways I had to piss REALLY bad, but refused to miss one second of the movie. My brother kept poking me, and taunting me, and essentially trying to make me "pee" my pants. Well flashforward, my brother left the car to go to the bathroom, and because I was so enthralled with the movie, I was not paying attention to where he was. Well he jumped out of nowhere and grabbed my arm. I screamed louder then movie and shit my pants. Not the highlight of my life, but a story none the less that gets brought up at ANY and I do mean ANY type of family gathering. I hate my brother.

Leatherhead said...

I grew up in Alaska, and for obvious reasons, Drive-In's are not a very popular form of recreation up here, as the freezing cold in winter and an appalling lack of interest in summer keeps it from latching on. So it was not until I was nineteen and was visiting my family in Washington state that I got to go to my first drive-in.
It was something else. We saw Lake Placid. While the movie was okay, it was really all about how the movie was watched. Me, my three cousins, and one cousin's fiancee set up chairs in the back of a pick-up truck and drank beer that we had smuggled in. Being able to make noise during a movie while sitting in the pleasantly cool evening was amazing. We talked, laughed, and tried unsuccessfully to ignore the not-so-secret goings on in the volvo about ten feet away from us. The scent of hot dogs and popcorn coming from the snack shack reached out to us from the other side of the drive-in, watching that giant crocodile snack on a bunch of horny morons gave us some appetites of our own. We sent one of our number (the only one who had seen the movie before) out to bring back our food. He came back with most of it, having dropped my nachos in the grass. As I recall, the movie was merely okay, the hot dog made me ill, and I left wishing that I had a volvo of my own. But I knew that if I could have, I would have been at that Drive-In every week of my life.
I heard a few years ago that that wonderful theatre where I lost my drive-in virginity was torn down. It is news that still tugs on my heart strings, as a very fond memory of mine still sits in that vacant lot.

Austin said...

The earliest memory of being at a drive in for me took place when I was bout 7 years old. My mom and dad took me and my borther to go see the nutty professer I think. My dad being the cheapskate that he is mad me and my brother hide in the back so he wouldn't have to pay for us. While we were there we saw a guy come out of the consession stand with a bucket of popcorn and a drink with his girlfriend. He triped and spilled the drink all over his girl and dropped the popcorn all on the ground. Me and my family laughed so hard :P Unfortunatly that was the only time i've ever been to a drive-in.

Geof said...

I would like to sum mine up as seeing Friday the 13th at a drive-in with my sister when I was a little tyke. Jason jumping out of the lake at the end caused me to not sleep for like two months. A great cinematic memory that I was made ten times scarier with the drive-in as a backdrop. God I miss drive-ins. I really, really do. So yes I would like to be entered for a chance to win. Thanks!

Word verification: jabroni! I'm not kidding.

ZOMBIE HAYES said...

My only memory of the drive in (since I have only been once) was back in college. I remember going to the concession stand then coming back and getting in the wrong car! I was riding in the back seat so I came back and got in the backseat of what I though was my friends car and when the couple turned around I was mortified. Alchohol might have played a part in this scenario.

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