Freaky Friday: Ghost Rider 2 and Fathers Day Premier

Thank god I had just bought a new pair of leather leggings, because what else do you wear to a GHOST RIDER 2: Spirit of Vengeance Party?


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We had been instructed by our role model and GHOST RIDER 2 director Mark Neveldine to wear our Sunday best – Black, Leather, and or something Ghost Rider theme to the big bash FANGORIA mag was hosting at TIMES SCARE.

I thought dad and us kids should ride in on a motorcycle, with our head on fire, but then again, Nicholas Cage was going to be there, and we didn’t want to upstage the big star.  This was his moment in the spot light, Dad’s was up next, just a few hours later, when we would head to…

The New York Premier of FATHERS DAY at the Sunshine Landmark Theater.    From GR2 we all headed down to Houston st. for some more father-daughter bonding over the midnight showing of FATHERS DAY.

Dad and Mark introduced FATHERS DAY, written and directed by Astron-6  a talented Canadian group making bloody miracles on a super low budget.  There was a pretty sweet cameo by Dad, playing… you gussed it, GOD.  A typical Troma film, it’s a warm and light romantic comedy about fathers, a nice little bonding moving any child should see with his or her father.

No, that’s not how it went at all… A deranged killer and rapist is on the loose and has a taste for “Daddy meat.” One man will do any it takes to send the bastard to hell! At no more than two and a half minutes into the film, a man get his PENIS bitten off.

“The latest Troma flick “Father’s Day” is one of the schlock studio’s intentionally bad movies that succeeds a little too well.” 

-Kyle Smith at The New York Post,

Check out his review titled “Your dad will hate it too” here, from The New York Post


Beers with Dad and Writer/Director Mark Neveldine

I have to give dad credit for letting me tag along and introducing me to all sorts of talented and interesting filmmakers, like writer/director MARK NEVELDINE! 

Last night, I’m minding my own business, eating sushi at a quiet restaurant in Gramercy, when out of the blue, dad texts me “We’re at Molly’s 22-23 3rd.”

I just assume “we” is dad and mom, although I can’t figure out, why in gods name, are they all the way down town at Molly’s?  Molly’s, I happen to know because I run by it all the time, and because it is the kind of awesome place that has sawdust on the floor and a ton of beer choices (second only to the bars where you can eat peanuts and throw the shells on the ground)

I immediately walk over after my dinner, to a fabulous surprise and find that dad is having a drink with writer/director MARK NEVELDINE!   Mark has just finished shooting in Romania, and is gearing up for the premier of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance which he directed with Brian Taylor, starting Nic Cage.

Over drinks, Dad and Mark agreed to have MORE drinks next Friday February February 10th ahead of co-hosting the FATHERS DAY Premier at the Sunshine Cinemas here in  NYC.


February 3, 2012, New York, NY – Greetings from Tromaville! Troma Entertainment is proud to announce that Mark Neveldine (who has learned everything he needs to know about alcohol consumption from Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman) will host the New York premiere of Father’s Day at Sunshine Cinema at midnight on Friday, February 10. He will join Father’s Day producer and creator of The Toxic Avenger, Kaufman, in hosting this historic evening, which will include a Q&A with Astron-6, who directed the movie. If conditions are right, Neveldine and Kaufman may recreate their famous “passing out drunk under the theatre seats” technique, which is instrumental to their filmmaking.


Mark Neveldine is best known as the writer & director of Crank (2006), Crank: High Voltage (2009) and Gamer (2009) which starred Lloyd Kaufman. His new film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, filmed in distant Romania (in order to get away from Lloyd Kaufman) and starring Nicholas Cage, opens on February 17 nationwide.


Sunshine Cinema is located at 143 East Houston Street, New York. Tickets are now on sale online at or from the box office. If you are a film critic who would like a screener of Father’s Day for review, please email with your mailing address.


The gritty, gruesome, grindhouse Father’s Day follows that classic story we all grew up with: boy watches father murdered, boy grows into a vengeful one-eyed man, man teams up with a priest and a male prostitute to take down his father’s killer. Variety calls Father’s Day “a gleefully tasteless quasi-grindhouse nasty that’s funnier than most of the many such parodic cheesefests that have been created since, well, Grindhouse!” Ain’t it Cool News adds “Father’s Day is over the top, tasteless, senseless, and completely hilarious.”  For more on Father’s Day, including additional theatres where Father’s Day will be presented, visit