The Toxic Avenger 1984 R18+ - GOMA Cinema, Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane - Tickets

The Toxic Avenger 1984 R18+
Venue GOMA Cinema, Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane
Dates 26 Apr 2013

The Toxic Avenger 1984 R18+


‘Melvin, weedy gofer at the Tromaville Health Club, is bullied by the clientele until he hurls himself into a handy drum of toxic waste and emerges as a disfigured seven-foot, mop-wielding superhero. “Borrowing” from sources as diverse as Frankenstein and The Producer, for the climax the whole of some New Jersey town turns out to grin at the camera as toxic Melvin eviscerates the 300lb mayor.’ Time Out
This film screens as part of the Monsters film program at GOMA Cinema from 19 April until 2 June 2013.

Monsters Film Program

Since the beginning of cinema, filmmakers have been driven to create monstrous characters, drawing on folklore and literature for inspiration. From the 1930s, Dracula embodied the lust and violence in society, while Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and King Kong, offered cautionary tales of science gone mad, and expressed fears of evolutionary theory and of the outsider. In the 1950s, anxiety regarding the atomic age inspired the oversized monster Godzilla, while in the 1960s, the shock of new wars brought plagues of the undead to the screen.

The Gallery's Monsters film program celebrates an enduring fascination with cinematic monsters, surveying the genre's most popular films across six strands: Bloodthirsty Fiends; Zombies, Mutants and Shapeshifters; Misunderstood Monsters; Mad Doctors; Foreign Entities; and Monstrous Absurdities. It also considers some of the most fertile periods of monster filmmaking: from the popular Universal Studios films of the 1930s and 1940s, the reinvigoration of these stories by Hammer Films in the 1950s, the drive-in creature features of the 1950s and 1960s, and subsequent revivals of the monster genre.

Monsters offers an opportunity to rediscover some of the genre’s most popular films on the big screen, including recent digital restorations and archival film prints from around the world.

Audi GOMA Bar opens from 5.30pm for Friday and Saturday screenings.

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    General Admission
    Adult $10.50
    Concession/Child $8.50*
    Members $7.50

    5-Film Pass^
    Adult $43.50
    Concession/Child $35.50*
    Member $31.50

    ^5-Film pass: 5 tickets to 1 film, or 5 tickets to different films

    * Valid pensioner, seniors or FT student card required. Child 2-12 years, under 2 years free

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    GOMA Cinema,
    Gallery of Modern Art,
    Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane
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    87 minutes
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    (R18+) Restricted to 18 and over