We at the Baltimore Fishbowl have lauded MONDO BALTIMORE in the past. The first Thursday of every month, these wonderful people find horrific movies for everyone to enjoy. In January, it was Vanilla Ice’s 1991 hit, “Cool as Ice,” and last month was a celebration of all things Mr. T. This month’s fearful film is entitled, “Hell Comes to Frogtown” – a 1987 cult classic that stars the wrestler, Roddy Piper, of 80’s WWE fame.
At first, I was skeptical. It’s hard to follow such inherently terrible films as “Cool as Ice” and “The Toughest Man in the World.” There’s so much hair gel, the pants are so high-waisted. I wasn’t sure that this movie with a B-list wrestler could be remotely as promising. I went to Wikipedia to make my final judgment call, and I am so glad I did. The plot synopsis, without giving away any spoilers, includes the following gems:
“This film is set in an post-apocalyptic wasteland where few fertile men and women exist due to atomic fallout and, as a result, the government places a high priority on those that can still breed.”
“To make sure that the rebellious Hell follows his orders, he is forced to wear an electronic protective codpiece that will explode if he disobeys or tries to abort his mission.”
With that, I was sold. If you need me tonight, I’ll be at the Wind Up Space with the good folks of MONDO BALTIMORE, watching a WWE wrestler from the 80’s wear an explosive codpiece while saving fertile women. I look forward to one day watching the 1993 straight-to-VHS sequel, “Return to Frogtown,” with not a single member of the original cast.
Thursday March 7, 2013
7:00p – 10:00p
The Wind Up Space
12 W North Ave
Because there truly is nothing better than a terrible movie, a well-priced ‘Boh, and paying $2 for unlimited popcorn.
Free, but $2 for unlimited popcorn and whatever your bar tab may be. Don’t forget to tip!