Bad film society presents 'Teenagers From Outer Space'

July is the month that the big studios roll out their biggest block-busters. On Sunday, July 29, 6 p.m., in the dank basement of the Ashland Elks, The Bad Film Society will present an alternative gut-buster from a more innocent and carefree time.

The feature will be the 1959 ludicrous cult atom-age masterpiece, Teenagers From Outer Space. See teenage hoodlums from another world on a horrendous toy ray-gun rampage! They arrive in a strange flying saucer, breed giant shrieking lobsters for food and pick up hot babes for "interplanetary relations"! It was originally shown in drive-ins as the bottom part of a double feature with the second Godzilla film. Most people associated with the film never made another one. Legendary doomed bad filmmaker Tom Graeff wrote, directed, edited, acted in and produced the film for $14,000 It was a box office failure and he had a nervous breakdown. Then Graeff bought a large advertisement in the LA Times, announcing that God had spoken to him and wanted him to spread peace and love throughout the world. He filed to have his name legally changed to Jesus Christ II. He was arrested for disrupting a church service and disappeared from Hollywood.

Also, in honor of the 40th anniversary of The Summer of Love, the infamous LSD themed Dragnet TV episode from 1967 will be shown!

Also, don't miss the fifth episode of the 1939 serial The Phantom Creeps! Starring bad film favorite Bela Lugosi as Dr. Zorka who has a giant snarling robot, an invisibility belt, a z-ray gun and mechanical death spiders!

Please bring some earth food for the potluck dinner open to all members before the feature. No lobster, please!

Also, unload your trashy videos for door prizes in our humiliating and hilarious raffle.

Check out our website: /badfilm

The entrance to the Ashland Elks is on Will Dodge Way (the alley between E. Main and Lithia Way and 1st and 2nd Sts.) You'll see the "Elks Dining" sign. The private Elks parking lot will be open for use. To park, enter on 2nd St. There is a $3 donation requested to cover the costs of the room rental and supplies.

This is a unique opportunity for the public to enter the hallowed and prestigious portals of the very ritzy and exclusive Ashland Elks Lodge! (ask me how to join!).

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