Pinion Armageddon Strikes New York


Charles Pinion — the director behind the notorious shot-on-video features Twisted Issues, Red Spirit Lake, and We Await — invades New York for a week’s worth of events to promote his newest feature, American Mummy from Wild Eye Releasing. This one-week-only East Coast appearance by Pinion will include some extremely rare screenings that will be an absolute must for fans of macabre, transgressive, and just plain weird cinema!

The events kick off Tuesday, September 12th, at Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, NY, for a special 3-D screening of American Mummy as part of their 3-Delirium series. Then on Friday September 15th, head to Superchief Gallery for a night of obscure cuts from Pinion’s sordid back catalogue, including his insanely obscure 1990s adult videos and a very rare screening of the completely uncensored cut of Red Spirit Lake.


On Saturday, September 16th, meet Charles in a more intimate setting at NYC’s Forbidden Planet, where you can grab an autographed copy of Wild Eye Releasing’s Blu-ray or DVD release of American Mummy as well as some other rare Pinion pieces. Then, later that night, head over to the legendary Cinema Village for a late-night screening of American Mummy.

And what would a trip to NYC be without a warm welcome from some of the city’s most revered underground artists? Scooter McCrae’s newest short Saint Frankenstein will be supporting both American Mummy screenings and Tommy Turner (who appeared in Pinion’s Red Spirit Lake) will be presenting his little-seen 1985 short The Magician at the Superchief Gallery event.

Tuesday, September 12th, 9 p.m.

Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers
2548 Central Park Ave. Yonkers, NY 10710

American Mummy presented in 3-D, preceded by Scooter McCrae’s Saint Frankenstein at Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, NY. With Charles Pinion and Scooter McCrae in attendance.

American Mummy’s only NYC area 3-D screening! Two kings of 1990s shot-on-video artsploitation team up to show off their new releases, both super-freaky takes on those old Universal Monsters tropes we know and love. Pinion’s American Mummy is a madcap blood-drenched desert romp that’s loaded with 3-D gore effects, and Saint Frankenstein is McCrae’s profoundly creepy short film that asks about the Monster’s current whereabouts. Even Andy Warhol would blush!

Friday, September 15th, 7 p.m.

Superchief Gallery
1628 Jefferson Ave. Queens, NY 11385

“Charley Crow Exposed!” Special program of Pinion’s alleged adult film career, plus The Magician and Red Spirit Lake uncensored with Charles Pinion and Tommy Turner in attendance! Time to put the rumors to rest! In the 1990s, Pinion’s alleged alias “Charley Crow,” crafted a slew of adult videos for Extreme Associates. Don’t miss your only chance to see the specially abbreviated versions of movies like Apocalypse Babylon, Archer’s Last Day, and, of course, Cornhole Armageddon. With their alien mind control, zombie assassins, and startling strap-on surprises, these just might be the weirdest adult movies ever made! Plus The Magician and Red Spirit Lake uncensored!

Saturday, September 16th, 7 p.m.

Forbidden Planet
832 Broadway New York, NY 10003

Forbidden Planet and Wild Eye Releasing present: American Mummy release party and signing with director Charles Pinion.
Blu-rays and standard DVDs of American Mummy will be available to purchase, as well as a small amount of limited-edition self-released DVDs of Pinion’s earlier films Red Spirit Lake, Twisted Issues, and We Await. Also available, the Blood Video Charles Pinion issue – get them all signed!

Saturday, September 16th, 11 p.m.

Cinema Village
22 East 12th Street New York, NY 10003

American Mummy and Saint Frankenstein with Charles Pinion and Scooter McCrae in attendance.

American Mummy screens in 2-D, again preceded by Scooter McCrae’s new short Saint Frankenstein — your last chance to catch them on the big screen in NYC. It’s a late night double dose of truly transgressive horror cinema… don’t miss it!

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