Frankenhooker cancelled due to venue clash

Sorry, Mr. Henenlotter, Ms. Mullen, Mr. Lorinz, the October 3rd screening of your hilarious and brilliant “Frankenhooker” has had to be cancelled, I’m afraid.

After weeks of working with The Rickshaw to program a duo of screenings in Vancouver, after several re-workings of the art and the online invites in conjunction with The Rickshaw, and despite my adamant pursuit and obtainment of their final say-so and event confirmation, the folks at The Rickshaw decided, after the event was put out there and the invites rolled out, that they didn’t want to play the film after all. While in the interest of non-censorship they never outright told us to change the film in question (although they certainly suggested and made us aware of their feelings on the matter), The Rickshaw has refrained any form of advertising, or even mention of this event, which is just a recipe for failure. I indeed fully explored the idea of changing venues, but even changing the film, is a matter of time, energy, and money, all of which, I’d finally decided, would be much more constructively spent on focusing on the new series of screenings from the Shivers Film Society…

CanadaDrome and our Secret Double Features, which will launch this winter at the Pacific Cinematheque downtown, Vancouver (on Howe St. to be exact), where we will have complete control of the programing and our scheduling.

It’s time to move ahead, and I truly hope to see you all come this January, and we thank you dearly for all the support so far.


Co-Director, Shivers Film Society.

Cinema Saloon to resume in October… Shivers Film Fest to launch in Vancouver

I wish we could just juggle every possible thing to make the August programming for Cinema Saloon happen, but alas, there is just not enough time we can cram into the second half of summer. The Cinema Saloon will resume in full in October at the Rickshaw in Vancouver, meanwhile…

The Shivers Film Society will be focusing on creating the follow-up to “The Influence of the Canadian Tax Shelter” film fest that went on in London, UK just this past May. This would mark the official launch of the Shivers Film Fest in Vancouver, and in Canada, for that matter. We’ll have the programming nearing finalization by the end of August, please stay tuned for future details. We do know that the Shivers Film Fest in Vancouver will offer a taste of Cronenberg, a few more surprises from the infamous Tax Shelter Period, and some killer Canadian indie genre films like Thomas Newman’s kick-ass Bong of the Dead and Jennifer Campbell’s short flick Hike.

And yes, submissions are open to Canadian genre filmmakers (all lengths accepted).

Cinema Saloon Interuptus! (No screening this week / next week)

We’re very sorry to have to report that the Thursday Nights’ Cinema Saloon has been suspended temporarily due to unforeseen circumstances. We’re trying very had to re-launch in time for the August programming, but please stay tuned to keep posted of the goings-on. Right now this definitely affects both the Spaghetti Double Feature (July 19th) and the Dirty Harry Double Bill (July 26th).

Check back with us over the next couple of weeks! We’ll keep updating.

Tomorrow Night! (Thursday the 12th) Cinema Saloon with…

…babes, bikinis, camp counselors, psycho killers, revenge, all that good stuff — and Kevin Bacon! Shivers Film Society presents the Summer Camping Double Bill with Tucker & Dale vs. Evil and the original Friday the 13th! And don’t forget you can also cool off with a cold brewski at The Rickshaw while you enjoy these summer shenanigans.

Thursday the 12th, doors open @ 7pm. 19+ only ’cause there be drinkin’ available at the Cinema Saloon.

6 bucks for the double feature. Cheap! (plus 2 bucks for the 1-year membership at the door — unless you already bought a membership last week.)


Summer Camping Double Bill! This Thursday at The Rickshaw (Cinema Saloon July 12th)…

This Thursday July 12th come and check out the kick-ass Can-Con packed Tucker & Dale vs. Evil starring Canada’s own Tyler Labine! That, plus the classic Friday the 13th (1980) starring the one and only Kevin Bacon! With live music plus discussion. $6 for both films… 19+… ($2 bucks annual membership required, sold at the door, it’s good for a whole year!) And of course, deals for film students (show ID).

Haven’t had time to go camping yet? Now’s your chance!

Cinema Saloon at the Rickshaw brought to you by Shivers Film Society.

254 E. Hastings St. near Chinatown, Vancouver.

Doors @ 7pm