Final Destination and Shark Night 3D fans, listen up!
Horror Movie a Day will pay tribute to the late, great David Ellis with a 10-year anniversary midnight screening of Final Destination 2 at the New Beverly on March 16.
Why David Ellis? HMAD midnight screening programmer Brian Collins explains:
His movies were hit or miss, but I loved that David Ellis was one of the few non-pretentious big-screen directors out there, making fun genre flicks and having a good sense of humor about himself and his movies (he wanted Shark Night to go out under its original title: Untitled 3D Shark Thriller). So it's a huge shame that he suddenly passed away a couple months back while gearing up to reteam with his Snakes on a Plane star Samuel L Jackson on a new film, because we're not likely to have another guy like him any time soon.
And we're also not likely to ever have another Final Destination film as glorious as 2003's Final Destination 2, easily the best in the series and ironically the only one I never got to see theatrically! I was on my internship at the time and could only afford to see one movie a month, and I chose Darkness Falls. Yeah, good call, BC. So I am beyond stoked to present the film for both its 10th anniversary, but also a bit saddened that it will also serve as a tribute to Ellis, who would go on to direct the 4th film (the first of the series to be in 3D) and the underrated Cellular, along with the aforementioned B-movie gems. His movies may not be critical hits, but damned if they didn't always make for a fun time with a packed crowd, so this should be a pretty great screening.
Final Destination 2 will be shown in 35mm at the New Beverly Cinema, located at 7165 Beverly Blvd in Los Angeles, 90036. Tickets are just $8. Don’t miss it! More information about the event here.