The Original Wizard of Gore Plays the Detroit Suburbs at Midnight – 4/29-30/83
Look deeper into the film listings, and you might find some very interesting bits and pieces here and there. In this case, it’s knowing that HG Lewis’ great 1970 manic gore feast The Wizard of Gore played some midnight shows long after it’s first run. during that week, the big Horror show was Xtro and Lucio Fulci’s seminal Zombie, which was still getting played here and there (although another one of his films, The Beyond, retitled the Seven Doors of Death by Aquarius, “Directed by Louis Fuller”, and “Produced by Terry Levine” – Levine being the head of Aquarius, seemed to have missed the Metro Detroit area around this time).
Back in 1977-9, it was reported that Lewis’ opus was Distributed through a small outfit called Apache, which also had Chuck Vincent’s American Tickler (Maybe something that played the Detroit area…got to look through my notes) and The Beat of Laurel and Hardy listed in it’s lineup. Possibly some old prints were lying around and the local Sub Distributor found fit to offer that film in the days when the Midnight Movie was very big.