I showed up early to meet folks (Zloduska was lovely and full of great ideas for local horror fans; I was gunning for Shipley to exchange words about his self-promotion style but he showed up late so I barely made his acquaintance), and then stayed for two screenings and two Q&As. My stamina for strangers and bad horror movies is staggeringly high.
The movie was a self-deprecating lambasting of Bruce himself and B movies in general, and is well worth a rental when it comes out on DVD around February. (I will be purchasing it, but my tastes are not everyone's.) Silly monsters. Melodramatic deaths. Humor tending toward the slapstick, the ribald, the nerdy, and occasionally the scatological. Crowd reaction at the screenings I saw was a little muted-- no standing ovation for Bruce either time. But his "hilarious jerk" act elicited great laughter. I admire a man who's made a decent career championing that lowly majority of movies: the B movie.
It was good, in short, and I'm damned proud of Madison for having brought the event here. Thanks goes to Sundance, Dane101, and Westfield's, I believe.