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'Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes' 40th Anniversary Screening


  • WHEN Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 2 p.m.
  • WHERE Price Center Theatre, UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093
  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free

UC San Diego presents a free, 40th anniversary screening of the 1978 cult film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" featuring the film's creators John DeBello, Stephen Peace and Costa Dillon.

This spoof of B-movies is about a group of scientists who band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes. Learn the story behind the making of this musical-comedy-horror film with a panel discussion before the screening.

Here are fun facts about the legendary local film: it was the first movie allowed to film in the lobby of the Westgate Hotel; the explosions for the film were done by Greg Auer, who had just finished doing the pyrotechnics for another film called "Star Wars"; the book that the film is based on, "The Tomatoes of Wrath," has been banned in most libraries and is now nearly impossible to find.

This film is rated PG and it runs for 1 hour and 23 minutes. It's being screened as part of UC San Diego's homecoming since DeBello and Peace are both alumni. Register for the event here.

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