I fully intended to start this post with a short little poem—one that would be purposefully bad—and my own vague tribute to Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. There is a scene in which Will Scarlett (Christian Slater) calls out a rhyme to Robin Hood.
Will Scarlett: There was a rich man from Nottingham/ who tried to cross a river/ what a dope/ he tripped on a rope/ now look at him shiver.
My intention was to write a short poem similar to what is above. It would explain the mistake I made about a submission deadline. It was bad (and slightly amusing) but I just could not bring myself to put it up here. I couldn’t take the chance someone (and there are always a few) who would think it was an honest attempt. They’d come away from here thinking I’m a bad poet.
So scratch that. No bad poem for you all. To forget about the big blunder I’ll post about Sleepaway Camp If you haven’t seen it you really should. It is an awesome piece of 80’s slasher goodness. It was made in 1983 (the slasher boom period) and is considered a cult classic. It is written, directed and produced by Robert Hiltzik—who basically has the only surviving reel. The film is the typical slasher flick about teen campers getting killed at a summer camp.
(The ending however is often listed as one of the most shocking.)
Last Saturday night I had the pleasure of seeing this movie on the big screen. I’ve seen it many times but never in a theatre (as I was 5 when it first came out.) Big props to Cleveland Cinemas Late Shift and Dave for the big (and hard) get.
(Also that’s what she said!)
It was awesome seeing it on the big screen and with so many people who had never experienced it in any form. If you’re near Cleveland you should check out the Late Shift movie series sometime. The movies are bad, awesome, sometimes awesomely bad, cheesy, fan favorites and cult classics of all kinds.
The late shift is held twice a month. The Cedar Lee Theatre hosts it the first Saturday of every month with shows 9:30 and midnight. On the third Saturday of the month it switches over to the Capitol Theatre with a midnight showing.
Then you throw in the Melt Bar and Grilled sponorship and it gets even better. How? Melt often has a movie themed sandwich for the weekend of the showing. For instance The Camp Melt Bloody Smores Sandwich:
Graham cracker, homemade creamy marshmellow, Hershey’s milk chocolate,mixed berry preserves, sweet cream cheese, dusted with cocoa powder, powdered sugar and add homemade peanut butter!
The cost is 5 bucks and the movies are always fun. They give away goofy prizes (related to the movies) and there’s always a way to get some free popcorn (again related to the movies).
The next movie is Wet Hot American Summer on June 18th at the Capitol Theatre.