When: Thu., Oct. 29, 7 p.m. 2015
The 2012 film Blood Cousins, which tells the story of four cousins who confront a terrible secret from their family's past was described as “visceral … unflinching and dark” by critic John Townsend, seems like a hell of a weird choice for a feature-length debut for local standup, sketch, and podcast collective Comedia A Go-Go. But CAGG has been combining scares and laughs for years now: Their gore-riffic live-action-roleplaying riff L.A.R.P. was chosen by Robert “Rebel Without a Crew” Rodriguez to win Fantastic Fest's Bloodshots 48-hour horror film competition in 2007. Their latest short Get the Hell Out, featuring freelance exorcists, looks to be a similarly smart mixture of blood and guts and belly laughs. Catch this and several like-minded CAGG shorts for free, followed by a Q&A with some of the filmmakers. Someone should ask how they made that spinal column look so real.
Price: Free with RSVP at http://www.guadalupeculturalarts.org/event/comedia-a-go-gos-halloween-short-film-showcase