It may have gone unnoticed by many, but the greatest example of public service in Nashville over the past couple of months has been the re-introduction of the pre-Lord of the Rings
oeuvre of New Zealand director and one-time cinematic L'enfant terrible Peter Jackson. A good deed performed by Cult Fiction Underground’s resident Jersey guy and programmer Bob Slendorn.
This week’s look back at the pre-furry feet days of Jackson’s career is the 1992 horror comedy Braindead
(aka Dead Alive
). How can you not love a movie that begins with an explanation of the deadly "Sumatran Rat-Monkey” and ends with the ultimate “re-birth” scene. Along the way you’ll encounter legions of zombies from back when they were still a good idea in horror films, scene after scene that has earned Braindead
the title of “goriest movie of all time” and the most spectacular use of lawn mower in the history of cinema.
Don’t miss it this weekend at the Cult Fiction Underground at Logue’s Black Raven Emporium. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.