Friday, January 30, 2015

Sinful Cinema

Kung Fu Grindhouse brings freaky flicks to your hungry eyes


Fans of demented, obscure cult movies know that Seattle is one of the best towns in the world to see them. We've got Scarecrow — maybe the best video store in the country — as well as a half-dozen indie theaters.

One under-the-radar event that has been serving up hot slabs of exploitation cinema for going on eight years is Kung Fu Grindhouse, a monthly presentation of the wildest and weirdest flicks from around the world.

For eight years, they've thrilled and terrified audiences with martial arts, grisly horror, and inexplicable absurdity.

This month's screening is a great way to get acquainted with their unique blend of mayhem. Dubbed "Raunchy Robots," it's a double feature of 1988 Italian sci-fi epic Robowar and 2005's gleefully low-budget Exterminator City. 

Upcoming shows promise insane kickboxing, something called "Golden Swallows," and a special 9th anniversary show.

Best of all? It's always free, so you have a little extra in your budget for cocktails.

Trust us — you're gonna need them.

Kung Fu Grindhouse
Monday, January 20 and the third Monday of every month
Sunset Tavern
5433 Ballard Ave NW, Ballard
(206) 784-4880

Price: Free
Nearby: Hazlewood; Billy Beach Sushi; Hot Cakes

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