Happy Monday, all! I had a fabulous weekend in Atlanta and I'll tell you a little about it here, but for my Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse experience, you'll have to wait to read my column on Friday.
Actually, it's really hard for me to recommend a movie like this — not because it's not enjoyable, but because it definitely caters to a certain audience. Simply put, it's not for everyone.
But this grindhouse/exploitation throwback feature was filmed fairly locally and, to my surprise, features one of AZA's creators, Shane Morton. (This was considerably less surprising after I found out that AZA's other creator, Jonathan Rej, and his wife own the Plaza Theater and that Morton is heavily involved in the Silver Scream Spook Show, a monthly feature at the theater. Who says Atlanta's a big city?)
The premise is this: A biker gang gets into some trouble with another biker gang and ambushes the home of a doctor and his daughter, who are entertaining house guests. The gang terrorizes the occupants until some sinister force in the woods starts terrorizing the gang.
There's lots of blood, nudity, violence and bad language. Like I said, not for everyone. But there is also an over-the-top comedic humor that runs throughout.
I'm not going to embed it due to content, but you can watch the Red Band Trailer here. If it really needs to be said, the trailer is NSFW or children.
Think it's your kind of flick? "Dear God No!" will be playing at the Plaza Theater, 1049 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, at 9:45 p.m. tonight, Wednesday and Thursday.
Going to the Plaza is an experience in and of itself — it's the oldest continuously-operating theater in Atlanta and has a fun, vintage vibe. Plus, there's a pretty awesome bar/restaurant next door, The Righteous Room, where you can get a drink or a bite to eat (they have a surprisingly awesome salad with grapefruit vinaigrette) before or after the movie.