Chauncey -Theater 1 Wed, Mar 27 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Director:Mick Garris (The Stand)
Featuring:Scott Grimes, Liane Curtis, Eddie Deezen
Runtime:86 minutes
Year Released:1988
Production Country:USA


Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift at the Grindhouse hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian, and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $4 Pabst Blue Ribbon & Hamm’s tallboys,  $4 small popcorn, small soda and candy!  $1 off beer/wine/soda/popcorn/candy for FilmScene members.   PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!

Critters 2: The Main Course (1988)

Directed by Mick Garris (The Stand)

Featuring: Scott Grimes, Liane Curtis, Eddie Deezen

It's Easter time and the Critters are back for seconds!  Who wants to go on a Critter Egg Hunt?  

"While the first film played safely within the confines of its rating, this one really pushes as hard as it can at times including a gory Easter church service attack that probably would've caused more controversy if prudish parents' groups had been paying attention." - Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital

"One of those rare sequels that is better than the original, this second picture, directed by none other than Mick Garris, takes place - you guessed it - in that same small American town where the eggs that were left at the end of the first film are being used as Easter Eggs in a local kids' Easter Egg hunt." - Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop!

"It's all done with a lighthearted touch and has another 'heartwarming' ending to ensure a PG-13 rating despite the fact there's about as much gore and gunk, profanity and nudity as many R-rated films." - Justin McKinney, The Bloody Pit of Horror

It's been two years since the fiendish Critters first terrorized the town of Grover's Bend and sent the Brown family packing.  But the "boy who cried Critter," Brad Brown (Scott Grimes), is back... and just in time.  Critter eggs have been hatching lethal litters, and the bloodthirsty hairballs are eager to partake in their favorite pastime - eating.  In no time, the eggs are popping open everywhere - a field full of livestock becomes a gigantic feeding ground, and local residents are disappearing by the mouthful.  Fortunately, three bounty hunters from space, Ug, Lee and Charlie, are flying back to eradicate the problem.  But can they wipe out the Critters before Grover's Bend is erased from the map?  

Winner: Best Original Music, Nicolas Pike - Sitges: Catalonian International Film Festival 1988