Sacramento – Home To Zombies, Vampire Women and Trash Films

Posted by: Monster Island News on July 11th, 2010

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Sources: Christy Savage / Trash Film Orgy

Several years ago Mr. Lobo of the Sacramento (Ca) based late-night horror movie showcase “Cinema Insomnia” boasted to me that his hometown was the undisputed “B Movie Capitol Of The World.” Considering the fact that Lobo’s program hails from the city I figured that his opinion on the matter may be just a little bit biased.

On further review, however, there are many more things about Sacramento that help to back up the famous horror hosts claim. For example, California’s capitol boasts the largest collection of “Star Trek” themed rock bands in the world. Other items to reinforce the title include the annual ‘Zombie Walk’, annual ‘Trash Film Orgy’ and the fact that numerous current and prior B movies have used the city as a location for filming.

Yes, Franklin, Indiana may host the “B Movie Celebration”, but when it comes to films that are a little off center, Sacramento should be considered their kingdom, a town that embraces them.

Several B movie events are about to get underway in Sacramento this summer. First is the Trash Film Orgy’s 10th annual midnight movie series that begins July 10th and runs through August 14th.

Here is the info on this years ‘Orgy’ from the TFO website:


TRASH FILM ORGY-the world’s most amazing Midnight Movie Show returns for its super-exciting 10th Anniversary Season!

The Ultimate Undead Cult Classic…featuring the 10th Anniversary ZOMBIE WALK and the Return of the Raper Tree!

Roger Corman’s tawdry tale of interstellar horror with Special Guest SID HAIG Live!!!

JULY 24 – CRYBABY (1990)
Special Sing-along SHow of John Waters’ Rockabilly Musical Extravaganza!

JULY 31 – NIGHTMARE (1981)
The most controversial slasher movie of the 80s. Not Available on DVD…see it UNCUT on the big screen and presented in PSYCHO-VISION!

The Ultimate Martial Arts Motion Picture Experience with Bruce Lee, Jim Kelly and John Saxon!

All-Night Action with BAD GIRLS gone wild on a wanton rampage of Bloody Violence! THREE thrilling features for the price of one!

Bringing you the best in 35mm Exploitation and Cult Cinema, the Trash Film Orgy promises the ultimate theatre experience! With LIVE Bloody Stage Shows, Audience Participation, Games, Prizes and much, much MORE!

It all happens SATURDAYS at MIDNIGHT in the Fabulous and Historic CREST THEATRE located at 1013 K Street in Downtown Sacramento. 916-44-CREST
Tickets are $9.50 per show. ($1 off for Zombies and other Cool-Costumed Cats!)
The TRASH FILM ORGY is adult fun for trash fans 18 and Over ONLY

COME EARLY! Doors open at 11:30 for the Incredibly Interactive Trash-Action Sideshow, Sacramento’s Trashiest Deejays and the RETRO-TRASH LOUNGE, featuring non-stop Trash Shorts and Trailers!

As a matter of fact the Trash Film Orgy also produces it’s own films under the label TFO Productions. Their films include, “Monster From Bikini Beach” and the upcoming, “Planet Of Vampire Women”, which is scheduled to have a new trailer debut during this years film festival.
Here is the synopsis for “Planet Of Vampire Women”:

PLANET OF THE VAMPIRE WOMEN is an action-packed sci-fi adventure of the galaxy’s sexiest space pirates who pull off the ultimate heist only to crash into an unknown world. Finding themselves trapped on a storm-shrouded planet overrun with monsters, the intergalactic outlaws unknowingly awaken an unspeakable horror that causes the dead to walk…with an insatiable lust for blood!

After pulling off the heist of the century, notorious space pirate Trix Richards and her gang of interplanetary outlaws attempt a daring getaway in an antique warship. The mercenaries blaze through the galaxy with the law on their tail, seeking refuge on a long-forgotten sinister moon. But when the ship crashes into the storm-shrouded orb, they find themselves stranded in a nightmare world of unrelenting terror, with a scout missing and a fatally wounded leader. As the crew assesses the damage, Captain Richards rises from the dead with an insatiable lust for blood. She disappears into the fog, leaving behind a badly wounded helmsman and an unfathomable mystery. A scout party is quickly assembled to investigate the hostile environment, which is plagued by violent electrical storms and alive with danger. It is also a breeding ground for degenerate aliens and the pirates soon find themselves trapped in a desperate struggle to stay alive. Stumbling upon the ruins of an ancient civilization, they unwittingly awaken a dormant evil bent on destruction of the dark moon and its bloodthirsty inhabitants. The remaining humans must race against time to escape the doomed world and reach civilization before the space vampires can spread their infernal horror to an unsuspecting universe.

Brand new photos from the film are included at the bottom of this article!

But wait, there’s more!

Today just happens to be the day for Sacramento’s annual ‘Zombie Walk’, which is surprisingly also sponsored by the Trash Film Orgy. Well, imagine that.

Here is the info:

We were first;now lets be the biggest!

The Trash Film Orgy is commonly credited as inventing the phenomena that is the ZOMBIE WALK in 2001.

** This year, to celebrate our 10th season, we are striving to have the Biggest, Best Zombie Walk EVER! **

JULY 10th, 2010
8pm-THE DEAD WALK at Second Saturday
9pm-THE DEAD ROCK with Zombie Band Children of the Grave at Sub-Q
10pm-THE DEAD WALK AGAIN to K Street for Zombie Happy Hour at the Pyramid Alehouse
11:30pm-Doors open for the 10th Annual Trash Film Orgy featuring EVIL DEAD 2

Sub Q- 17th and I Street,
Downtown Sacramento
Zombies please meet in the Parking Lot

Everyone is invited to participate…young, old and in-between…even the dead are welcome! Zombie Dogs, too!

-Sacramento’s biggest ever Zombie Walk…an opportunity for folks to get dressed up like Zombies and infiltrate Second Saturday, scaring and entertaining the masses.
-A fun, promo event to kick off the 10th Anniversary Trash Film Orgy season!

-A LIVE musical appearance from Zombie Band Children of the Grave, at 9:15pm at Sub-Q.
-Zombie Happy Hour at the Pyramid Alehouse (11th and K Street)
-10th Annual TRASH FILM ORGY featuring EVIL DEAD 2, including the crowning of the 2010 King and Queen of the Zombies-Win Big Prizes!
Please come pre-made up in your Zombie finest…themed Zombies are strongly encouraged!
Limited Make-up on-site will be available, but will be based on a first-come, first-served sign-up.

Here are those sexy “Vampire Women” photos I promised you:

About Monster Island News
Founder of the popular monster and sci-fi blogs Monster Island News and Godzilla 3D News and Information. Ken Hulsey began his writing career in 2000 when he founded a popular site with fans of Japanese sci fi/monster movies (Godzilla, Gamera and the like) and other B movies. In 2008, he closed down his original site and created the blog "Monster Island News" a showcase for classic horror/monster films and independent/alternative cinema.

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