It’s a new month, a new club theme, and with those brings a new set of Iggle Flicks for your viewing pleasure!
The IGGPPC’s theme for this month is For Science! You lovely people out there suggested and voted for movies that fit into that theme. The poll resulted in a tie, but instead of posting another poll to decide between the two movies, we thought it would be cool to just watch both of them. So, instead of there being three movies to watch this month, there will be a total of four. Included in those films is a documentary that focuses on the American horror author, H.P. Lovecraft, along with a bonus film chosen by Kristy and me.
Now, onto June’s Iggle Flicks!
Young Frankenstein (1974)
“Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather’s estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather’s experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). After he creates his own monster (Peter Boyle), new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor’s fiancée, Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn).”
Hosted by Regan – Sunday, 14th June @ 8pm AEST / 10am GMT (Sunday)
Hosted by Kristy – Sunday, 14th June @ 8pm CDT / 1am GMT (Monday, 15th May)
Note: If you need a time zone converter, there is a handy online one, here.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
“A thousand years after a great war, a seaside kingdom known as the Valley of the Wind is one of the only areas that remains populated. Led by the courageous Princess Nausicaä, the people of the Valley are engaged in a constant struggle with powerful insects called ohmu, who guard a poisonous jungle that is spreading across the Earth. Nausicaä and her brave companions, together with the people of the Valley, strive to restore the bond between humanity and the earth.”
– Written by Studio Ghibli.
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown (2008)
“H.P. Lovecraft was the forefather of modern horror fiction. What lead an Old World, xenophobic gentleman to create one of literature’s most far-reaching mythologies? What attracts even the minds of the 21st century to these stories of unspeakable abominations and cosmic gods? This release is a chronicle of the life, work, and mind that created these weird tales as told by many of today’s luminaries of dark fantasy including John Carpenter, Guillermo Del Toro, Neil Gaiman, Stuart Gordon, Caitlin Kiernan, and Peter Straub.”
– Written by Amazon.
This film ties in with the IGGPPC theme, For Science, and is also a perfect accompaniment to our documentary film, Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown, as it is based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft.
“A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.”
– From IMDb.
You have the entire month to watch any or all of these movies, so you can watch them whenever it is convenient for you. Once you have have, hit up the forums and discuss the movies with your fellow Iggles.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or need an achievement for watching one of our Iggle Flicks, you can get in contact with us through either Twitter (@IggleFlicks) or our e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As always, we look forward to watching and discussing movies with you!
Your loving film fanatics –
Regan & Kristy