Horror movies have been around since the dawn of cinema, but they’ve evolved throughout the decades. If you look at horror films from today, you’ll see that there are some huge differences compared to those produced in the 1980s and ‘90s, which reflects the differences in audience tastes over time. Indie horror films have also changed over time; while they were rarely seen in movie theaters during previous decades, they’re quite popular nowadays thanks to low-cost filmmaking equipment and distribution methods like the Internet and DVDs.

What's a Grindhouse Film?

Grindhouse is a term used for a subgenre of exploitation films that emerged in the 1970s and early 1980s. They are generally low-budget, with high levels of blood and gore, with emphasis on sexuality and ultraviolence. These movies were primarily screened in independent theaters known as grindhouses, and were often shown between double- or triple-feature attractions—hence their nickname grindhouses.

Wanna go?

Friday, August 13, 2021 go check out the horror double feature at the Village Theatre in the Village of East Davenport!

 

Midwest Monster Fest Presents: A Grindhouse Double Feature of Spring Fever & High On The Hog (featuring the late great Sid Haig)

For only $5 you can see 2 great indie films, with special appearances! Q&A's will be hosted by none other than Marcus Rude of the Rude Horror Podcast!!
Be sure to shop the vendor tables to purchase movie merchandise like shirts, posters, and more from the filmmakers themselves!

Get High On the Hog pork sandwiches and some Walking Dead Tacos for your jonesin' bellies, food by SteviesEatz! Grab some movie merch and maybe something from Midwest Monster Fest or Death Stitch Custom Clothing!!

Get your questions ready for the Q&A's hosted by Marcus Rude of the Rude Horror Podcast!! Get your drink on at the cash bar!

Museums Within Driving Distance of the Quad Cities

"There isn't a museum I won't go to. The stupider, the better."
Michaels' statement this morning sent us into a good hour of discussion about museums within driving distance of the Quad Cities. Our listening family has clued us in on little hole-in-the-wall museums we never even knew existed, and they're just a hop, skip and a jump away from us. 
Here's our highlights.

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