The Laser Blast Film Society Presents: Don't Panic!

When: January 17, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.

  • PRE-SHOW: 7:30 p.m.
  • FEATURE: 8:00 p.m.

Where: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto, ON

DON'T PANIC (1987)
Dir. Rubén Galindo Jr.
Cast: Jon Michael Bischof, Gabriela Hassel, Helena Rojo
Runtime: 90 min
Country: Mexico
Format: DCP scan from a rare 35mm print provided by the American Genre Film Archive.

 

Poster Artist: Trevor Henderson

"A movie with an awe-inspiring ignorance of its own flaws, which ultimately only contributes to its power." - Zack Carlson, Alamo Drafthouse

" …a great roller-coaster of cheesy thrills." - A Slash Above

“Devilishly stupid... fun and totally enjoyable. Yes, it’s awful, but it’s the best kind of awful." - Ryan Stock Stad, Pop Culture Beast

After Mexico's non-union equivalent of Alex Winter, Michael, spends his 17th birthday being peer-pressured into holding a seance with a Ouija Board, he subsequently gains the uncomfortable ability to see through the eyes of a demonic killer that has begun to target his friends! How ever will he save his pals and find time to woo the new girl at school with a magic rose?!

In an ironic twist for a movie titled DON'T PANIC, writer/director Rubén Galindo Jr. has Michael respond to his misfortune with a heck of a lot of panicking and in uniquely prepubescent dinosaur jammies to boot!

Blending slasher tropes with supernatural shenanigans reminiscent of The Eyes of Laura Mars and Nightmare on Elm Street, this late-80s cheese fest is a breathless cyclone of stolen ideas eclectically executed with bone-headed gusto and deliriously dubbed with earnest enthusiasm.

And did we mention the jammies? You gotta see these dinosaur jammies!

The Laser Blast Film Society is made possible in part by the funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.