If you're a connoisseur of artistic endeavors that are dark, dangerous and borderline depraved, if you can name five grindhouse movies (not including Grindhouse
) without Googling, if you appreciate pin-up prints and Victorian erotica and Italian giallo
DVDs — shoot, if you're just looking for a cool place to hang — you've been keenly following the progress of Logue's Black Raven Emporium
, the combination book/video store, vintage boutique, art gallery and all-things-cool hub Robert Logue has opened at 2915 Gallatin Road. In particular, you've probably been watching the basement — where Logue and partner Robert Slendorn have been putting the finishing touches on their Cult Fiction Underground, the small screening room where they'll show weekly cult-movie double features on DVD.
We've been told a soft opening is in the works. Soon. Like, real soon. Like, days from now soon. (The superstitious should beware — hint, hint.) But so as not to inundate the joint while they're still working out kinks, we'll leave it at this:
• The first night's fare will be a double feature.
• The first film will feature ... no, no, we've been sworn to secrecy. Let's say: a VHS cult heroine noted for her large ... talents.
• The second film — from the maker of one of the most beloved of all sicko cult movies — features a self-explanatory one-word title, unconventional business practices, and lots of reconstituted body parts.
• You'll find more info here. Doors open at 6 p.m.
But like we said, you didn't hear it from us.