A monthly event where we watch cult movies in the back of a bar.

Hosted and curated by Leon Chase

THE HONEYMOON KILLERS

In 1951, Raymond Fernandez, a handsome smooth-talking lothario of Spanish descent, and Martha Beck, a troubled and sullen nurse who struggled with her weight, were executed at Sing-Sing prison. Their crime: The murder of multiple single women, whom they ensnared using “Lonely Hearts” personal ads placed in newspapers.

1970’s “The Honeymoon Killers” is the true story of Martha and Raymond, and their twisted love affair. Filmed in beautiful low-budget black-and-white, and directed by a musician named Leonard Kastle (after a then-unknown upstart named Martin Scorsese was fired from the job for being too slow), this film is a gritty love letter to late-’60s indie cinema at its finest. It also, sadly, was one of the only starring film roles for actor Shirley Stoler, a veteran of New York City’s underground theater scene who, like so many great women character actors of the era, would be resigned to a life of mainstream bit parts and obscure art-world stardom.

This just might be the classiest movie we’ve ever shown. But don’t let the Criterion on the box fool you: This film is still filled with enough bombastic emoting and over-the-top camp to keep it firmly in the category of “Cult Classic”.

Join us for a special post-Valentine’s viewing, where we will celebrate the power of love… and serial murder.

PLUS! Special LIVE burlesque performance by Desiree De Sade

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Attack of the 50-Foot Movie presents
“THE HONEYMOON KILLERS”

plus LIVE BURLESQUE by Desiree De Sade

Minnie’s Bar
885 4th Ave. in Brooklyn

7pm
FREE!

                 

WATCH THE TRAILERS!

For every Attack of the 50-Foot Movie event, I personally curate and assemble a one-of-a-kind collection of contemporary cult-film trailers, drive-in movie advertisements, and assorted vintage weirdness—all related somehow to the era and genre of the featured film.

VIEW THE ENTIRE COLLECTION HERE ⟶

Collected and assembled by Leon Chase.

Leon Chase website