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Program for June 2014


Program for June 2014


Monday 2nd June

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Worlds most frightening places

Host Linda Blair goes world wide to interview several people who claim to have been in haunted houses, haunted castles and ritual grounds and graveyards. This is a potpourri of the paranormal with poltergeist, apportions and a dare that will chill you to the bone

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Tuesday 3rd June

Cult Sinema On 16mm Film

The Incredible Melting Man (1977)

Shortly after returning to Earth from a dangerously botched space mission, an astronaut discovers he's contracted an illness that causes his flesh to melt. As he slowly transforms into a mass of walking muck, he turns resentful towards humans and sets out on a ruthless killing spree, while government scientists race to stop him. This bizarre, gory horror movie is a must-see for any fan of the genre.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


Wednesday 4th June

Marginalized Movies

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)

From the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Paul Zindel, this is the story of Beatrice Hunsdorfer and her daughters, Ruth and Matilda. A middle-aged widowed eccentric, Beatrice is looking for her life in the classified ads while all about her is the rubble of an unkempt house. All she needs is the right opportunity, she says puffing on a cigarette. Poorly equipped to survive the vagaries of modern life, she has nonetheless always managed to muddle through. Ruth, epileptic and making her way through the rebellious phase of adolescence, seems doomed to make the same mistakes as her mother. Quiet Matilda, on the other hand, seeks refuge in her animals and her schoolwork. "Jesus, don't you hate the world, Matilda?" Beatrice asks her youngest daughter. The title of the film is also the subject of Matilda's science project at school and serves as a metaphor for the way life affects each of us differently -- how some are able to find opportunity in adversity and thrive and how some succumb when the burden becomes too heavy. This is the story of slowly drowning and grasping desperately for a lifeline only to find that there's none there and you must save yourself. "No, Mama," Matilda says, "I don't hate the world."

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Wednesday 4th June

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm

 

 


Friday 6th June

Frank Frazetta

Frazetta is one of the greatest artists to grace the related fields of comic book and paperback illustration. Starting as a comic book artist for EC back in the early 1950s, then moving on to draw the incredibly sexy women of the L'IL ABNER comic strip, then reaching his pinnacle as the greatest fantasy paperback cover artist of the 1960s and 1970s. He expanded into other fields, such as cinema and sculpture and tribute to the Frazetta's own commentary is interspersed with tributes from others, like comic book artists Bernie Wrightson, Mike Kaluta, and Neal Adams.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Monday 9th June

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Mufon Files

Ever wondered why Robert Bigalow purchased Mufon? Well here is the answer, Hanger One just recently premiered on US TV and is the ultimate exploration of Mufon's collected Archives. Over 70,000 case histories are at Bigalow's beck and call and here he offers some of the most compelling.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Tuesday 10th June

 Cult Sinema on 16mm film

A Boy and His Dog (1975)

A cult favorite for years, this faithful version of Harlan Ellison's classic novella enjoyed some mainstream popularity in the mid-'80s when its star, Don Johnson, hit the big time with "Miami Vice." In recent years the movie has settled back into cult status. Johnson is Vic, a simple-minded survivalist who wanders what's left of post-apocalypse America with his dog Blood (played by Tiger of "The Brady Bunch," with voice by singer Tim McIntire), with whom he has a telepathic bond. Vic's main ambition in life is to, well, find female companionship; he demands that Blood sniff out girls for him. He meets a seemingly innocent young woman who leads him down to a strange subterranean civilization where all the men are sterile. Eventually, Vic is presented with a hard choice. The decision he makes has remained controversial; the one-liner that ends the film is even more so. (Ellison didn't write the line and has expressed discomfort with it.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


Wednesday 11th June

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


 Monday 16th June

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

14 Degrees

Embark on a journey of discovery and delve into the fascinating, mysterious and, at times, controversial world of paranormal investigation. Based mainly in New England, New Gravity Media touches base with some of the regions most respected paranormal researchers, mediums, scientists, skeptics, and of course... ghosts. NGM brings you an in depth "behind the scenes" look at the subject that has the world afraid to sleep alone.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 17th June

Cult Sinema on 16mm film

In the Year 2889 (1967)

In the Year 2889 is an apocalyptic science fiction television film about the aftermath of a futuristic nuclear war directed and produced by low-budget cult film auteur Larry Buchanan. The film was commissioned by American International as a color remake of Roger Corman's Day the World Ended (1955). In the film, a nuclear war has wiped out almost all of Earth's citizens. It is set in the year 1977; not 2889. The movie follows a group of survivors in a Dallas mansion threatened both by rising radiation levels, a ruthless tough guy and cannibalistic mutants.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


Wednesday 18th June

Marginalized Movies

The Magic Christian (1969)

An aging billionaire, bored with the world and his corporate life who turns his wealth and energies to proving that all things are corruptible. The individuals and groups then corrupted, and the settings for their betrayals are hilarious, including a strip-tease to Hamlet's "To be or not to be" at Stratford-on-Avon, a jaguar disguised as a dog at Cruft's dog show, two heavyweight boxers opting to neck in the ring rather than beat each other senseless, a sham of a Sotheby's rare art auction, and a riverine melee at the annual Cambridge v. Oxford rowing race. Concealed in the comedy are some serious observations on the nature of modern society, growing more pronounced and direct as the movie continues. By the end, the shots at class systems, sexual repression, greed, religion, vanity and pretension, government, and the Vietnam War are plainly obvious, and brutal.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Wednesday 18th June

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


Friday 20th June

Beast Wishes Plus How to Make a Monster (1958)

An affectionate look at one of the most beloved elder statesmen in the realm of horror and sci-fi nostalgia. Bob Burns, along with his wife Kathy, has ended up the defacto curator of countless (and priceless) treasured props and costumes from over 50 years of sci-fi/horror genre cinema all residing within the Burns’ basement.

In How to Make a Monster a frustrated monster make-up artist uses his special talents as part of an evil plot to take revenge on the studio that fired him after 25 years of service.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Sunday 22nd June

Miss Deaths Knitting Group

Do you want to learn how to knit, crochet, or any other craft? Or you just want to come along for a social (there is lot's to discuss). Boys are welcome as long as they do a craft or something useful.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 4pm with a plate.

 


Monday 23rd June

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

The Canadian UFO Experience

Northern Lights is en exquisite investigation into the way Canada has dealt with UFO phenomenon. News reel footage, animation and investigator interviews go to make up one of the most informative studies of a government that was not afraid to tell the public that this is real.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 24th June

Cult Sinema on 16mm film

 Invasion of the Star Creatures (1962)

Slacker Army privates Penn and Philbrick are on maneuvers with their squadron when curiosity possesses them to investigate a mysterious atomic crater where they discover strange vegetable creatures. When they investigate further they discover that the monsters are commanded by an alien called Dr. Puna who resembles an over-sized earthling woman. Puna and Prof. Tanga find the earthling soldiers ripe for scientific study, and Penn and Philbrick are powerless to escape. Puna has extra-sensory powers like the ability to send strange electric shocks through the earth soldiers, as well as a ray gun that emits terrifying feelings in the men. Rationalizing that their basic male-ness may be their only way of getting on equal footing with the female aliens, Penn and Philbrick give in to their basic sexual attraction for the women-like aliens and find that there is a way to bond with the creatures and possibly make a better life for mankind.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30


Wednesday 25th June

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


Friday 27th June

Pre-Code

Duck Soup (1933)

The small state of Freedonia is in a financial mess, Mrs. Teasdale, who has donated twenty million dollars to the failing country, insists on replacing the current president with crazy Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho Marx) who then becomes the object of affection for Rufus, who has to battle for her hand against Ambassador Trentino of the neighboring country Sylvania. Soon their tumult escalates and war is declared between the two countries and mayhem erupts. To make matters worse, the neighboring state sends inept spies Chicolini and Pinky to obtain top secret information, creating even more chaos! Marx Brothers Classic.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Monday 30th June

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Resonance: Beings of Frequency

In the mid eighties fewer than 3% of all people in most of the countries were using cell phones, but if you fast forward to today almost 100% of the people are using cell phones. By the time they're 19 or 20 years old, our children will have used the phone for 10 years, and we have no idea what type of risk that's carrying. Now we live an an ocean of electromagnetic radiation. How we could have possibly thought that putting microwaves to our brain was safe. Resonance is a sensational journey, which reveals 60 years of scientific research into the harm being caused to life by man made wireless frequencies.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


 

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Program for July 2014

 


Program for July 2014


Tuesday 1st July

Cult Sinema 16mm film

Holocaust 2000 (1977)

 

Following in a long and distinguished tradition of great actors slumming late in their careers in horror and exploitation films Joseph Cotten in The Torture Chamber of Baron Blood, Gregory Peck in The Omen, Ray Milland in The Thing With Two Heads) comes the re-release of this hilarious 1977 U.K.-Italian apocalyptic smack-down called Rain of Fire (a.k.a. Holocaust 2000), starring Kirk Douglas as a corporate raider with plans to erect a nuclear power plant in the Holy Land. His wife objects, but she gets bumped off early at a cocktail party by a knife-wielding crazy, thus eliminating the last voice of sound energy policy. A thornier problem arises when Kirk's son, Angel, played by Simon Ward, turns out to be in the running for the job of Anti-Christ with plans of his own for all those radioactive fuel rods. Kirk's main squeeze, Agostina Belli, draws unfair suspicion as the mother of a demon child, until all this theology gets sorted out in time for the climax.

 

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30


Wednesday 2nd July

Marginalized Movies

The Collector (1965)

Freddie (Terence Stamp) is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country house. Still unable to make himself at ease socially, he starts to plan on acquiring a girl friend - in the same manner as he collects butterflies. He prepares the cellar of the house to be a collecting jar, and stalks his victim over several days.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 

 


Wednesday 2nd July

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm

 

 


Monday 7th July

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Extreme UFO Case

2 programs in 1, UFO's Ruined My Vacation and From Cattle Mutilations to Human. Cutting edge close encounters that crash vacationers holiday time. Wonder at the extraordinary Allagash Incident and many more. Most UFO investigators are aware of the alarming occurrence of cattle and animal mutilations that occur simultaneously with sightings. Tonight we look at distressing information that supports the claim that these mutilations cross over in to the human population and have been suppress by the authorities.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 8th July

Cult Sinema

Tuff Turf (1985)

This film catalogues what happens to a teen's life when he is wrenched from an easy existence in affluent, East Coast suburbia and dropped into the lean, mean streets of a downscale L.A. suburb. James Spader is displaced with his family when his father loses some of the wealth. He soon attracts Frankie (Kim Richards), the girlfriend of Nick (Paul Mones), a high school tough who does not appreciate Frankie's change of heart. The antagonism between Morgan and Frankie mounts as they both approach a high-noon showdown. The film is notable for one of the early performances of Robert Downey Jnr in a subsidiary role.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 

 


Wednesday 9th July

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


Friday 11th July

The Prisoner

Unlike other attempts, it doesn't merely tell you what you already know but reveals plenty of other fascinating things as well. There are top quality interviews and one or two revelations. For example, it has an interview with George Markstein, the co-creator of the show and his opinions are quite at odds with those of McGoohan himself. In fact, there are a few contributors who are not so complimentary about Patrick. He was difficult to work with, domineering and bullying too.  We never forget that he was the engine behind this astonishing series. There is no doubt that this was his show but it's great to see a little light and dark about his character.  The cast of contributors are excellent and the whole project was clearly put together by someone who really knows and loves The Prisoner. I've never seen a better examination and it really brings the whole thing to life again.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Monday 14th July

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

The Missing 411

Ex-policeman and investigative journalist David Paulides has made an extensive study of bizarre and anomalous disappearances primarily from National Parks throughout America and the world. Ruling out accidental death, predator attack human or animal and suicide there is still a large number of cases that remain unsolved with very high strangeness. Tonight we go beyond Picnic at Hanging Rock as the Archives compiles information to support David's claims.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 15th July

Cult Sinema

Mutant a.k.a. Night Shadows (1984)

When two brothers, Josh and Mike, go to a small southern town for a vacation, they find most of the residents either dead or missing. When Mike himself goes missing, Josh teams up with the local sheriff and an attractive school teacher to find him until Josh discovers that the whole town and most of it's people have been infected by a form of toxic waste, and they have all turned into toxic vampires whom prowl the streets at night for human blood!

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


Wednesday 16th July 

Marginalized Movies

The Member of The Wedding (1952)

25-year-old Julie Harris convincingly recreates her Broadway role of 12-year-old tomboy Frankie Addams in the 1952 screen version of Carson McCullers' play. Feeling rejected when her older brother goes off on his honeymoon without inviting her along, Frankie runs away from her middle-class southern home. She endures several other adolescent traumas, not least of which is the sudden death of her bespectacled young cousin John Henry (Brandon De Wilde). With the help of warmhearted housekeeper Berenice Sadie Brown (Ethel Waters), Frankie eventually makes an awkward transition to young womanhood. One of several Stanley Kramer productions released by Columbia in the early 1950s, The Member of the Wedding wisely used several of the original Broadway cast members. Co-starring as a drunken soldier who tries to take advantage of the vulnerable Frankie is former child actor Dick Moore, making his last screen appearance. The Member of the Wedding was remade for television in 1983 (and unofficially "reworked" into the 1991 sleeper My Girl).

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Wednesday 16th July

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


Friday 18th July

Divine

Harris Glenn Milstead, also known by his stage name Divine, was an American actor, singer, drag diva and provocateur of early John Waters films who, once glimpsed, was hard to forget. He was a character actor, usually performing female roles in cinematic and theatrical appearances, and adopted a female drag persona for his music career; People magazine described him as the "Drag Queen of the Century".

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Sunday 20th July

Miss Deaths Knitting Group

Do you want to learn how to knit, crochet, or any other craft? Or you just want to come along for a social (there is lot's to discuss). Boys are welcome as long as they do a craft or something useful.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 4pm with a plate.

 

 


Monday 21st July

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Crypto Attack USA

Mysteries, Monster and Flying Saucers

are the heart of a series of compelling interviews and evidence that the world the anomalous is alive in America today. Did you ever think that the Gillman could be a reality, just listen to the eyewitness that were nearly killed by it. What about Batsquatch a cross between Bigfoot and a giant bat. Ever wondered what is lurking in the shadows... The Shadow People or have you ever come across the Black Eyed Kids.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 22nd July

Cult Sinema 16mm film

Darker Side of Terror (1979)

science fiction drama and a romantic triangle all in one. Researcher Robert Forster submits to an experiment in cloning conducted by his former professor (Ray Milland) The operation is a success--except in terms of Forster's personal life. It seems that the researcher's wife (Adrienne Barbeau) finds the clone to be more desirable than the original. To make matters dicier, the clone is a homicidal maniac! Darker Side of Terror is derivative from start to finish; the producers should have simply put their cards on the table and titled the film The Adventure of Frankenstein's Sexier Brother.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30


 

Wednesday 23rd July

 

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


Friday 25th July

Pre-Code

Kept Husbands (1931)

Dorothy Mackaill stars as a spoiled rich girl who falls for one of her father's employees in this drama about class and pride. Mackaill's father brings Joel McCrea to their home for dinner after he saves his coworkers' lives from an industrial accident and Dorothy is instantly taken with the young man. But after the two get married, McCrea finds it difficult to adjust the world of high society and his wife's vapid pursuits.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Monday 28th July

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Ancient Aliens

The information just keeps coming. Delve into the Sacred bones… Golden hats… And fragments of sacred objects thought to possess healing properties. Archaeologists have uncovered mysterious relics revered by ancient cultures for thousands of years, millions of people travel great distances just to be in their presence. Plus The Sumerians in ancient Mesopotamia achieved over one hundred "firsts" for human civilization. Advances in writing, agriculture, science, mathematics, medicine, astronomy, transportation, building, military, schools and city planning, all originated in Sumer. The Sumerians credit these achievements to The Anunnaki–giant, winged gods. Could these gods be more than legend?

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 29th July

Cult Sinema

Motel Hell (1980)

Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travelers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make Farmer Vincent’s fritters. The movie is gory, but is also a parody of slasher movies like Last House on the Left.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 

 

 


Wednesday 30th July

Marginalized Movies

Homebodies (1974)

A group of retired people learn that their neighborhood is going to be razed in order to build a block of new apartments. They decide to take matters into their own hands, but their plan to merely discourage the developers escalates into one of murdering everyone involved in the project.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 

 


Wednesday 30th July

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign

Hotel 8pm

 

 

 


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 Darlo Bar is in the ROYAL SOVEREIGN HOTEL, corner of Darlinghurst Rd. & Liverpool St, Darlinghurst 


 

Program for August 2014

 


Program for August 2014


Friday 1st August

Just Another Cult?

The Story of Father Yod (aka Jim Baker not of the Tammy Faye Baker fame couple) is a look at a radical experiment in '70s utopian living. Their outlandish style, popular health food restaurant, rock band, and beautiful women made them the darlings of Hollywood’s Sunset Strip; but their outsider ideals and the unconventional behavior of their spiritual leader, Father Yod, caused controversy with local authorities. They fled to Hawaii, leading to their dramatic demise. Years later, former family members surface and the rock band reforms, revealing how their time with Father Yod shaped their lives in the most unexpected ways.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Monday 4th August

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Twisted but True

Especially selected collection of little known historical scientific conspiracy’s and disturbing experiments are investigated. Some of the topics touched on are the Search for control of the human mind, Stalin's planet of the apes, Frank Olsen tripping with Uncle Sam, Candy Jones Manchurian candidate and the sound of Death.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 5th August

Cult Sinema

Slugs (1988)

People are dying mysteriously and gruesomely, and nobody has a clue what the cause is. Only health worker Mike Brady has a possible solution, but his theory of killer slugs is laughed at by the authorities. Only when the body count begins to rise and a slug expert from England begins snooping around does it begin to look like Mike had the right idea after all.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


 Wednesday 6th August

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm

 

 

 


Friday 8th August

One Unique Angry Writer: Harlan Ellison

Tonight a look at the life of Harlan Ellison an American writer, his principal genre is speculative fiction. His published works include over 1,700 short stories, novellas, screenplays, comic book scripts, teleplays, essays, a wide range of criticism covering literature, film, television, and print media.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


 Monday 11th August

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Mothman Today

Delve deeper and try to uncover the truth behind this unsolved mystery from 43 years ago. November 15th 1966 - numerous witnesses in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia claimed to have seen a humanoid creature with reflective eyes and wings like an insect. But far more disturbing is that the sightings were associated with over 40 deaths. Numerous theories are posed, from an Indian curse, to UFO abductions.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 12th August

Cult Sinema

The Boogens (1983)

In a small town near Denver, two young men begin to explore a long-abandoned old mine recently re-opened by a group of minors. When one the men is discovered missing, his friends begin a search that leads them to horrifying consequences. They’re all unaware of the evil that’s been unleashed and soon, one by one, a monster snatches up the townspeople. Suddenly, the grisly truth is revealed and a young couple is forced to confront the unknown in order to save their lives and the entire town.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 

 


Wednesday 13th August

Marginalized Movies

The Happy Ending (1969)

The triumphs and failures of middle age as seen through the eyes of runaway American housewife Mary Wilson (Jean Simmons), a woman who believes that ultimate reality exists above and beyond the routine procedures of conscious, uninspired, everyday life. She feels cheated by an older generation that taught her to settle for nothing less than storybook finales, people who are disillusioned and restless and don't know why, people for whom life holds no easy answers. Great supporting cast includes John Forsythe, Teresa Wright, Lloyd Bridges, Shirley Jones, Bobby Darin, Tina Louise, Dick Shawn, and Nanette Fabray.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Wednesday 13th August

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


Friday 15th August

Disturbing Documentaries

My Monkey Baby

There are around 15,000 monkeys living in people's homes in America. For some owners, the human-like qualities of monkeys make them the preferred option to kids.

My Fake Baby

Explore the world of 'reborns' - lifelike baby dolls - and the women who buy them, delving into an extraordinary    pursuit that, although bizarre to some, brings great rewards to the women involved.

Some of the dolls have beating hearts, others have tiny veins and even milk spots. Loved like real babies, they're taken for walks, cuddled and even have their nappies changed. Serious issues in both lots of people. Freaky

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Sunday 17th August

Miss Deaths Knitting Group

Do you want to learn how to knit, crochet, or any other craft? Or you just want to come along for a social (there is lot's to discuss). Boys are welcome as long as they do a craft or something useful.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 4pm with a plate.

 


Monday 18th August

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Don't Cry for Hitler Argentina

They say that history is written by the winners but over the course of time all winners must die. In hindsight what were established facts can become established lies. Nearly 70 years since the end of WW2 and many of the facts surrounding the death of Adolf Hitler are coming undone. Most people are aware that many Nazi war criminals fled to South America but how many knew that Mien Furrier retired there as well. Tonight the most compelling evidence to date that this many have been a reality. A Fourth Reich in the Sun.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 19th August

Cult Sinema

Death Machines (1976)

How can you make a kung-fu movie without involving a single person who actually has any idea how to perform kung-fu? Death Machines" (that's how) follows a trio of martial arts assassins who don't really know martial arts and don't assassinate that many people. The closest thing to an actual "death machine" in this movie is a bulldozer. Rivals “The Room” for badness on all counts

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


Wednesday 20th August

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


Friday 22nd August

Hitler: the Comedy Years

A film about the most influential man in British comedy. For fifty years, Nazis and Nazism have been a mainstay of British comedy, providing material for everyone from Monty Python and Spike Milligan to Freddie Starr and even Prince Harry. This documentary looks at the comedic portrayals of Nazis in general and Adolf Hitler in particular. Plus

 

Jerry Building: Unholy Relics of Nazi Germany

Jonathan Meade explores the architecture of Nazi Germany, from its holiday camps to its concentration camps. This episode so offended the British establishment that it was banned from the box set release he does not only poke fun at Hitler he pulls his teeth out

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Monday 25th August

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Fortean Australia

A specially compiled selection of Antipodean Forteana. Crypto zoological oddities such as the Yowie, the Thylazine, Bunyip, strange locations, odd disappearances and general weirdness from the land down under.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 26th August

Cult Sinema 16mm Film

Catwomen of the Moon (1953)

Cat-Women of the Moon" is a black and white remnant of the golden age of science fiction. The film stars Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, and Marie Windsor. The plot is simple yet ridiculous: a spacecraft carries astronauts to the moon, where the lone woman on board is telepathically commanded to lead the crew to an ancient city of cat-women, who have no men. They need to go to earth to breed, and are clearly evil given their wily ways and "Teenagers From Outer Space" style skintight leotards.

 

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 

 


Wednesday 27th August

Marginalized Movies

Reflections of a Golden Eye (1967)
"One of a kind" is a somewhat inadequate phrase to describe John Huston's 1967 Southern Gothic about sexual repression, homophobia, and insanity in an army fort. The plot of the film is so bizarre as to be stupefying. Marlon Brando plays a grotesquely closeted army major who teaches war strategy at a Southern military school, while his wife (Elizabeth Taylor) engages in a causal affair with the colonel next door (Brian Keith), whose wife (Julie Harris) spends her days in a darkened room being entertained by her Filipino houseboy while she recovers from her breakdown after the death of her infant daughter... during which she cut off her nipples with gardening shears. (As Anna Russell used to say, I am not making this up, you know.) Meanwhile, Brando stalks a handsome enlisted man at the fort (Robert Forster), who sneaks in to Taylor's bedroom late at night to spy on her while she sleeps, and who also loves to ride the base's horses in the nude. Ouch!

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


 Wednesday 27th August

 

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 


 Friday 29th August

Rediscovered and Found Footage

Another rollicking roller coaster ride through a selection of all new rediscovered footage.

The is stuff is a bottomless pit, This time we explore the world of the instructional video plus much, much more. See you at the laugh-fest.  

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


 

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Program for September 2014

 


Program for September 2014


 Monday 1st September

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Searching for Aliens

It was inevitable based on the popularity of Ancient Aliens that a companion series would be spawned. Giorgio Tsoukalos on of its most popular researchers fronts a series of world wide investigations into enduring mysteries. Tonight we travel with him to Lochness, Roswell and Germany.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 2nd September

Cult Sinema

Nightmares (1983)

Nightmares is a Twilight Zone-like anthology that features four horror tales based on urban legends! The first story 'Terror in Topanga', has a smoking addict (Cristina Raines) going out to buy some cigarettes despite there being a killer in the neighborhood. This is the scariest of the four. The second story 'Bishop of Battle', has a teenager (Emilio Estevez) who becomes so good at a video game, that the game comes to life to collect him. Kind of a mix between Tron and Last Starfighter. The third story, 'The Benediction' (based on Stephen Spielberg's 'Duel') has a priest (Lance Hendrickson) whom has lost his faith, leaving his monastery and stalked on the road by a black pick-up truck from hell, literally.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 

 


Wednesday 3rd September

Marginalized Movies

The Fox (1967)

Jill Banford and Ellen March have built a good life together on a hardscrabble Canadian farm. Then handsome Paul Grenfel enters their isolated world, and sets friend against friend. But is Paul the real trouble between Jill and Ellen? Or has his presence merely awakened the unspoken, unexplored sexual tension that always existed between the women? Sandy Dennis, Keir Dullea and Anne Heywood portray the three sides of an incendiary triangle in this breakthrough film that sparked controversy in its day and remains fascinating in ours. Based on a D.H. Lawrence novella and directed by Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond), The Fox probes the mysteries of human relationships with maturity, subtlety and candor.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Wednesday 3rd September

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm

 

 

 


Monday 8th September

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

That Amityville Boy

For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathleen Lutz's story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films have continued to fascinate audiences today. This film reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and while Daniel's facts may be others fiction, the psychological scars he carries are indisputable. This documentary combines years of independent research into the Amityville case along with the perspectives of past investigative reporters and eyewitnesses, giving way to the most personal testimony of the subject to date.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 9th September

Cult Sinema

Magic (1978)

Anthony Hopkins (SILENCE OF THE LAMBS) is Corky, a painfully shy, failed magician who finds overnight success as a ventriloquist. His brash, foul-mouthed dummy, Fats, becomes a huge nightclub hit. With his star on the rise, talent agent Ben Greene (Burgess Meredith) arranges an important shot at national TV. But the pressure of failing the network’s required physical sends Corky into a panic. With Fats in tow, he flees the city to a nearly-deserted resort in the Catskills run by the love of his youth, Peggy Ann Snow (Ann-Margret). Peg’s spent years trapped in a loveless marriage with her high-school sweetheart, Duke. In Corky, she sees the chance for a loving relationship and accepts an offer to run away with him. After they make love, Corky confides to Fats that he may leave show business altogether. Fats becomes furious and lashes out at him, playing on his guilt and insecurity. Now under Fats’ control, Corky is manipulated into a series of violent and unexpected confrontations.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30


Wednesday 10th September

Marginalized Movies

Good Luck Miss Wyckoff (1979)

Set in the small town of Freedom, Kansas in 1954, GOOD LUCK, MISS WYCKOFF stars Anne Heywood as Evelyn Wyckoff, a virginal high-school teacher who learns that she has started early menopause. Feeling hopeless and isolated, she is advised by her doctor (Robert Vaughn) and psychiatrist (Donald Pleasance) to find a lover, which results in a series of brutal and horrifying events. a haunting story of ill-fated lust and sexual repression set against a backdrop of American racism.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Wednesday 10th September

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


Friday 12th September

Directed by Allan Smithee

The truth behind reviled Hollywood schlockmeister director Alan Smithee is revealed here. Identified as having directed around 50 films between the late '60s and the late '90s, Smithee -- in actuality -- is not a real person at all but is instead a Director's Guild of America-designated pseudonym for directors who, for a number of reasons, wanted their names removed from the credits of certain films. This film examines a number of the films in question and filmmakers who chose to use moniker, as well as instances when the Director's Guild refused to allow the name to be used. We learn where the name came from and why the Directors Guild of America (DGA) first allowed his name to be used on Richard Widmark's western Death of a Gunfighter (1969).

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Monday 15th September

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Finally the smoking gun! Bigfoot is real.

Slyvanic”s Todd standing has the best footage since the Patterson/Gimlin film since the late 60's in HD. Also come along on the hunt of a lifetime into the heart of the American wildness with the most expert of trackers as they capture the Ohio Grassman, the biggest of the bigfoot's. Not to be missed and not for the faint hearted.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Tuesday 16th September

Cult Sinema

Schlock (1973)

Schlock is a fun twist on an old tale. Schlock - an ape man frozen/preserved is accidentally released and goes on a rampage. Mayhem follows with typical over the top slash and gore in the same vein as "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes". Played fully with tongue in cheek - like a television competition to "Guess how many people these body part will make". John Landis plays the part of Schlock and although expressing emotions through a monkey suit is not easy - he gets the point across.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 

 


Wednesday 17th September

Marginalized Movies

Secret Ceremony (1968)

Leonora, a prostitute, mourns the death by drowning years earlier of her daughter. She encounters a strange waif-like girl, Cenci, who bears a strong resemblance to her lost child. Cenci is herself struck by the great resemblance of Leonora to her own mother, whose death the mentally unstable Cenci has been unable to accept or even acknowledge. The two women quickly develop a symbiotic relationship, moving in and out of the illusion that each is the lost loved one of the other. The complicating factor is the arrival of Albert, Cenci's stepfather, whose incestuous attachment to her may well be the cause of her mind's unbalance. With Albert's arrival, no one in the strange trio is safe. It stars Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow, Robert Mitchum, Pamela Brown, and Peggy Ashcroft. Joseph Losey directed.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Wednesday 17th September

 

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 

 


Friday 19th September

Art Revolution by Women

Through intimate interviews, provocative art, and rare, historical film and video footage, this feature documentary reveals how art addressing political consequences of discrimination and violence, the Feminist Art Revolution radically transformed the art and culture of our times.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Sunday 21st September

Miss Deaths Knitting Group

Do you want to learn how to knit, crochet, or any other craft? Or you just want to come along for a social (there is lot's to discuss). Boys are welcome as long as they do a craft or something useful.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 4pm with a plate.

 


Monday 22nd September

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

The Unexplained ….

Taken from over ten new productions for television, out of the U.S.A and Canada comes a mind shattering compilation of all that is Fortean. We still do not know much at all about the planet we inhabit and many of these cases will attest to that fact. Just some of the material covered tonight will include the on going cattle mutilations, strange disappearances of people and objects, anomalous skeletons and out of place artifacts.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start


Tuesday 23rd September

Cult Sinema

Devilfish (1984)

Several boats are torn apart, badly wrecked corpses are washed ashore... something horrible is out in the Caribbean sea. The teeth marks on the bodies don't lead to any known animal, so scientist Dr. Stella Dickens suspects it's a so far unknown life form and strives to catch it alive. She doesn't know yet that ruthless scientists have genetically created this creature as a bioweapon, or that it has been designed to reproduce by asexual means. And that the company she works for created the creature and will stop at nothing to keep their secret.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


Wednesday 24th September

Marginalized Movies

Once is not Enough (1975)

In this high-suds potboiler based on the bestselling novel by Jacqueline Susann, Mike Wayne (Kirk Douglas) is a past-his-prime movie producer who lives to make his college-age daughter January (Deborah Raffin) happy. January is also very fond of her father, perhaps more so than would seem healthy to the casual observer. Desperate to keep financing the good life for his daughter, Mike weds Deidre Granger (Alexis Smith), a wealthy bisexual who isn't about to give up her long-term relationship with Karla (Melina Mercouri). January finds herself pursued by suave playboy David Milford (George Hamilton), but she's more strongly attracted to Tom Colt (David Janssen), a middle-aged alcoholic novelist who reminds January of her father. Brenda Vaccaro won a Golden Globe award (and received an Oscar nomination) for her supporting performance as the man-crazy editor of a fashion magazine.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Wednesday 24th September

 

 

Texas Chainsaw Trivia
Up for some trivia madness well this is the place for you, back for our 5th year.

Darlo Bar Royal Sovereign Hotel

8pm free

 


 Friday 26th September

The True Story of Highway Safety Films

Hells Highway recovers a missing chapter of American film history as it examines the fascinating and shocking driver education films of yesteryear. Produced between 1959 and 1979 by a group of volunteers in Mansfield, Ohio, these films promoted safety by presenting color footage of careless driving's dark consequences: blood-stained wreckage, injured bodies, fresh corpses. In the 1970s and '80s, these films disappeared from the American classroom and assumed an almost mythical status among those who had once seen them. Hell's Highway unearths these artifacts of grim Americana and interviews the filmmakers responsible for this radical educational movement.

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 


Monday 29th September

Para(noid) Politics in the Archives

Russian Yeti

Retract the steps of one of the most notorious incidents in the history of modern Russia. In 1959 in the Ural mountains region on the trail of the Dyatlov pass nine hikers went missing eventually turning dead and mutilated under unknown circumstances, In subzero temperature they tried to flee from their tents but all died close to their camp site. Could they have been victims of the Russian Yeti? New ground breaking evidence may just prove that.

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30 for 8pm start

 

 


Tuesday 30th September

Cult Sinema

The Unborn (1991)

Unable to have a child by natural means -- though not for lack of trying -- Brooke Adams and hubby visit genetics specialist James Karen. The treatment works, and soon Brooke finds herself pregnant... but it ain't quite the wonderful event people tell me it is. Instead, Brooke and other patients of the good doctor start experiencing oozing rashes and psychic links with their UNBORN babies. There's exploding navels, bitchy talk show hostesses, killer lesbians (in the film's most sparkling scene), ersatz embryos, car crashes, mutant babies, self-abortions and a back alley abortionist. Mare Winningham is great as the crazed mutant mother-to-be, trying to piece together the zany events while her world crumbles around her

 

Mu-Meson Archives

Doors 7.30

 


 

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 Darlo Bar is in the ROYAL SOVEREIGN HOTEL, corner of Darlinghurst Rd. & Liverpool St, Darlinghurst