It's October, guys. Not only is it decorative gourd season, it's also time to stock up on Count Chocula and Boo Berry, bring "autumnal" back into your daily vocabulary, and finally drag your ass out to see a show at Cult Fiction Underground.
I'd been meaning to go to a Cult Fiction show for months, and finally got around to it for last weekend's screening of Night of the Living Dead. The downstairs lounge of Logue's — with its gorgeous gothic furniture and spooky but still-somehow-cheerful vibe — was about equal part nerd and cool kid, and it was so packed I suspect the show sold out.
Russell Striener, George Kosana, Kyra Schon and John Russo were there to sign autographs and talk to fans, and there was a line wrapping around the table to get to them. My friend asked Russ Streiner, who played Johnny, to sign a photo for his mom that approximated the famous line — “They're coming to get you, Barbara,” but with his mother's name instead of Barbara's. In the Q&A that preceded the film, Russ said it was his own idea to wear driving gloves in the first scene of the film, and that he knew that those gloves were going to be important in recognizing his character later on. It was an in-depth, insidery way to feel at home with a Nashville October.
Watch trailers for the rest of Cult Fiction's October offerings — and the spoiler-filled reappearance of Johnny — after the jump. Logue's is located at 2915 Gallatin Pike in East Nashville.
Oct. 12-13 Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things