This year’s Orbiter Series kicks off for 2018 with the Texas premiere of the SciFi/Horror flick IT CAME FROM THE DESERT on Wednesday, May 23 (7:30pm) at Flix Brewhouse.
This year, we are introducing a new program for our Orbiter Series, the FREQUENT FLIER CLUB. This year we will present six monthly screenings at Flix Brewhouse, May-October. Anyone attending five of the six Orbiter screenings will be eligible for an exclusive T-shirt at the festival this year, available only to the Frequent Fliers.
Just stop by the table in the lobby at each screening to check in, and we’ll stamp the card, turn in the card at the October Screening, and you’ll have a shirt waiting for you at the festival.
A nostalgic tribute to creature features from the 1950's, IT CAME FROM THE DESERT is a pulpy, action monster movie, inspired by Cinemaware's cult 1980’s video game of the same name. It features rival motocross heroes and heroines, kegger parties in the desert, secret underground military bases, romantic insecurities... and of course giant ants.
Marko Mäkilaakso (WAR OF THE DEAD) directed and co-wrote with Hank Woon (AGE OF DINOSAURS) and Trent Haaga (68 KILL). Finland’s Roger! Pictures partnered with US-based legendary game developer Cinemaware to produce a motion picture adaptation of the classic 80’s game "It Came From the Desert."
“This film is classic matinee monster madness,” says Bears Fonté, OWA Founder and Artistic Director. “Harkening back to the early days where Roger Corman would just take whatever and make it larger than man, it shows that even now, and dripping with humor as IT CAME FROM THE DESERT does, the same fears exist: that men use science to tamper with nature in ways they shouldn’t. And this time, nature is six legs of lethal.”
The 1989 action-adventure game It Came from the Desert was inspired by dozens of 1950s "B" movies, especially the 1954 mutant-ant classic THEM!. The title references the 1953 horror film, IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE.