Part of the Mondo Mondays series. Get ready for weird, wild and wonderful flicks from the mondo side of the silver screen! Every Monday at 8:00pm!
Weâre going âMondo Tucsonâ as we celebrate Tucsonâs birthday month with a screening of the shot-in-Tucson âsupernatural ghost car revengeâ classic The Wraith, starring Charlie Sheen and Randy Quaid!
âA fun, cheesy B-grade opus âŚ with a gnarly premise, some cool cars, loud explosions, some laughably bad acting, some âso bad, theyâre goodâ visual effects and some kicking tunes. Can you really go wrong here?â â Arrow in the Head Reviews
The desert highways run yellow with low-budget cheesy by-product when The Wraith comes calling for revenge! Shot right here in the beautiful Old Pueblo, this totally â80s explosion of fast cars, ghostly terror and Charlie Sheen tells the story of a mysterious dude named Jake (played by Sheen) who shows up in Tucson in a bitchinâ black car, ready to make trouble for a local gang of murderous teen drag-racers who are definitely up to no good. As the Ozzy Osbourne and Motley Crue tunes shred the soundtrack, the evil gang members (who include a pompadoured freak named âRugheadâ played by B-movie expert Clint Howard) meet with a series of grisly âaccidents,â teen sexpot Sherilyn Fenn gets all excited, and soon Jakeâs true (and quite creepy) identity is revealed âŚ and no, heâs not really Emilio Estevez in disguise â he just might be the undead, leather jumpsuit-wearing Wraith! Will Tucson ever be the same again? Fast-paced fun with a hot side order of goofiness (not to mention a distinct lack of logic âŚ but hey, is that really what youâre looking for in a movie like this?), The Wraith is pedal-to-the-metal Mondo material! (Dir. by Mike Marvin, 1986, USA, 93 mins., Rated R) Digital