Mexican director Guillermo del Toro – one of the most visionary directors working in so-called “genre film”, or any genre for that matter – scored a massive hit with critics and fans of Mike Mignola‘s fantasy-fueled comic book superhero Hellboy with his cinematic adaptation in 2004. Featuring a phenomenal performance from Ron Perlman (that makeup!) and solid turns from the late, great John Hurt as well as Selma Blair, Rupert Evans, and Jeffrey Tambor, HELLBOY is perfect summer fare for a Friday Late Night Movie on August 18.
“This is the kind of movie you watch for its aura, for its appealing characters, for its marvelously sustained seriocomic romantic mood.” (Salon.com)
“When the movie’s story line concentrates on the character of Hellboy and his relationships with those important to him, the film becomes a unique romp, with an exciting yet vulnerable superhero at the center who just happens to be the spawn of Satan.” (The New Yorker)
Friday, August 18
Doors 11:00 pm | Movie 11:30 pm
Tickets $8 advance HERE or in costume | $10 at the door
*Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
HELLBOY (Guillermo del Toro, 2004 / 122 mins / PG) At the end of World War II, the Nazis attempt to open a portal to a paranormal dimension in order to defeat the Allies, but are only able to summon a baby demon who is rescued by Allied forces and dubbed “Hellboy.” Sixty years later, Hellboy serves as an agent in the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, where he, aided by Abe Sapien, a merman with psychic powers, and Liz Sherman, a woman with pyrokinesis, protects America against dark forces.