I can’t say for sure… But I may have come across the coolest group of people on the Internet.
I don’t expect you to believe me. Heck, I wouldn’t believe me. But by the time you’re done reading this, I have a feeling you’ll agree with me.
If you’re like me, you’re a big old nerd. You can quote your favorite movies in your sleep. You own them on every format they’ve ever been released on. You screen friends and potential lovers by making them sit through the films nearest and dearest to your heart. And I’m willing to bet friends and family don’t understand your passion.
It’s a good start. But you’re doing it all wrong.
The fact of the matter is nobody loves movies like the folks at BBQ Films. Think I’m kidding? Consider this.
These are the people who brought the Enchantment Under The Sea dance from the first Back to the Future movie to life. They threw Patrick Bateman a 27th birthday party to celebrate American Psycho. Not to mention a Weekend at Bernie’s shindig. These are fantastic. But they’re not what blew me away.
Few things in life are nearer or dearer to my heart than the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. You remember it. For me, burning out VCR heads watching my VHS copy was a routine part of my childhood. And recently, the golden gods at BBQ Films accomplished something I never thought I’d see in my lifetime…
They brought the Foot Clan’s hideout—yeah, that one—to life. In what may go down as the most outstanding viewing of the classic 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie in history. They called it “Foot Clan Tryouts.”
It was complete with skateboard ramps… Foot Clan ninjas and April O’Neil… Casey Jones and Master Splinter… Even Master Shredder and the Ninja Turtles themselves. And it really pains me to say it…
I wasn’t there.
That hurt a lot. But I love that they exist…that there are people out there who take movies to the next level. Because to them, it’s not about getting a bunch of fans together to watch a movie… I mean sure, they do that too. But it’s really about celebrating something that brings people together. Not just 90 minutes—give or take—of film.
Sure, I missed the Foot Clan Tryout… But come this October, there may be hope for redemption. Bloody, bloody, redemption.
You’ve seen Blade, right? It may be one of the most underrated action movies of all time. Here’s a quick reminder for you:
Yep. That Blade. I could sit here and type away about why it’s awesome. Tell you that it’s a glorious snapshot of the dirty, downright weird world of Marvel Comics on film before Marvel Entertainment existed… You know, when Dolph Lundgren was The Punisher and an Avengers movie ever happening was about as likely as the Boston Red Sox winning a World Series. A lot has changed since then.
Something that hasn’t changed? The first Blade movie is certified bananas. It’s why fans love it. And it’s why this movie is getting the full-on BBQ Films treatment.
On October 9th, 2015, BBQ Films will be recreating the legendary “Blood Rave” from the opening sequence of Blade. And yes… There will be blood. That’s because they’re raising La Magra—the blood god. This may be their most ambitious—and most awesome—movie experience yet. Just look at their teaser video:
As an official New York Comic Con 2015 after party, you can bet tickets will sell out fast. If it’s anything like their past events, you can bet this is the hottest—and bloodiest—party in New York City. Even if you aren’t planning on heading to New York Comic Con, you owe it to yourself to check this out.
I’ve had the opportunity to cover New York Comic Con for the last two years with brothers at Everything Action. But I can say without a doubt this is the most excited I’ve ever been to make the trip.
For that alone I owe BBQ Films a big “thank you” in advance.
Want to help raise the blood god? Check out all the details at BBQ Films’ site. Maybe I’ll see you there.
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