MONSTER MAYHEM! is a sensational season of killer kaijū featuring 14 epic monster movies from around the world served with friendly film chat, prize giveaways & themed drinks. Booking now!
- 31 May to 13 September 2023 // Wednesdays at Genesis Cinema BAR PARAGON // Mondays at Rule Zero SUB ZERO
- All films screen with closed caps or subtitles (where possible!) and an intermission
- Tickets: £1.00-£3.00 [Strictly Adults 18+ only!]
Join me as I unleash another menagerie of mayhem in a brand new Bar Trash season that’s all about cinema’s ‘strange beasts’.
Kaijū have stomped across the world’s screens for almost a century, spawning from a genetic soup of KING KONG (1933) and GODZILLA (1954) spiked with liberal doses of atomic anxiety and Japanese pop culture.
MONSTER MAYHEM! is your essential field guide to these behemoths, featuring 14 kaijū eiga from Japan, USA, Mexico, UK, South Korea and Italy. Expect origin stories, overlooked titles, unloved sequels and controversial remakes, smashed together in a giant Godzilla sandwich.
Hosted by Token Homo, Bar Trash is a weekly celebration of cult and curious cinema. All films screen with introductions, intermissions, prize giveaways, themed drinks and subtitles/captions (where possible!). And don’t forget, Bar Trash now serves across two venues, every Wednesday at Bar Paragon at Genesis Cinema on the Mile End Rd and on monthly Mondays at Rule Zero, the canal-side gaming bar in Hackney Wick.
MONSTER MAYHEM! – BOOKING NOW!
Wed 31 May: GODZILLA (1954 — Japan) + Season launch Wed 07 Jun: THE BLACK SCORPION (1957 — Mexico & USA) Wed 14 Jun: THE MONOLITH MONSTERS (1957 — USA) + 1st Birthday Mon 19 Jun: MOTHRA (1961 — Japan) Wed 21 Jun: CALTIKI THE IMMORTAL MONSTER (1959 — Italy) Wed 28 Jun: GORGO (1961 — UK) Wed 05 Jul: KONGA (1961 — UK) Wed 12 Jul: YONGARY, MONSTER FROM THE DEEP (1967 — South Korea) Wed 19 Jul: GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH aka The Smog Monster (1971 — Japan) Mon 24 July: GAMERA THE GIANT MONSTER (1965 — Japan) Wed 02 Aug: THE CRATER LAKE MONSTER (1977 — USA) Wed 09 Aug: KING KONG LIVES (1986 — USA) Wed 16 Aug: MYSTERY FILM? title only revealed when we press play! Mon 21 Aug: GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974 — Japan) Wed 23 Aug: GODZILLA (1998 — USA)
- Wed 13 Sep: TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA please note change of date (1975 — Japan)