TEEN MOVIE HELL Release Party ft. VALLEY GIRL

TEEN MOVIE HELL Release Party ft. VALLEY GIRL

PhilaMOCA celebrates the release of TEEN MOVIE HELL, a new compendium of the genre featuring over 350 films, with a screening of the 1983 classic VALLEY GIRL! Author Mike “McBeardo” McPadden in attendance!

A Hollywood punk (Nicolas Cage) woos a slang-slinging rich girl (Deborah Foreman) to the sounds of a memorable new wave soundtrack that includes classics from Sparks and The Flirts as well as in-film performances by Josie Cotton and The Plimsouls.

About TEEN MOVIE HELL:
Born in the drive-in theater backseats of the 1970s, the demonic visions of Teen Movie Hell fueled the VCR, cable TV, and shopping mall multiplex booms of the 1980s before collapsing in the 1990s in a pixelated pile of cable dissipation and Internet indulgences.
 
Between George Lucas's “American Graffiti” in 1973 and Richard Linklater's “Dazed and Confused” twenty years later, lust-driven laugh riots on the order of “Animal House,” “Porky's,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” and “Revenge of the Nerds” boomed at the box office and conquered pop culture by celebrating adolescent misbehavior run amok.
 
Puberty-powered comedy classics including “Meatballs,” “Caddyshack,” “Valley Girl,” and “The Last American Virgin fused hormonal overloads with anti-authority abandon and below-the-belt slapstick to create a genre that also unleashed the anarchic, sex-mad likes of “The Swinging Cheerleaders,” “H.O.T.S.,” “Hardbodies,” “Private School,” “Joysticks,” “Spring Break,” and “Zapped!”—as well as the mainstream variations “Sixteen Candles,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Ferris Bueller's Day Off,” and “Pretty in Pink.”
 
All-seeing author Mike "McBeardo" McPadden (“Heavy Metal Movies”) passes righteous judgment over the entire genre, one boobs-and-boner opus at a time. In more than 350 reviews and dozens of bonus features, “Teen Movie Hell” lays the crucible of coming-of-age comedies bare, from party-hearty farces such as “The Pom-Pom Girls,” “Up the Creek,” and “Fraternity Vacation” to the extreme insanity exploding all over “King Frat,” “Screwballs,” “The Party Animal,” and “Surf II: The End of the Trilogy.”
 
Tap the keg, tailor your toga, and belly flop hard into the exploitation inferno of bikinis beaches, locker rooms, summer camps, study halls, wayward teachers, cool camp counselors, wet-T-shirts, custom vans, sexy ESP, shower peepholes, and other overlooked penal code violations!

$12.00

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