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Thursday To-Do: Bad Mojo Showdown

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Real life zombies: Ace Spade and the Whores of Babylon.

BAD MOJO SHOWDOWN
9 p.m., Juanita's. $7.

The plot of “Voodoo Cowboys,” a new independent film set to begin shooting in DeValls Bluff in April, is a little hard to follow. Or at least a little hard for me to follow. It involves cowboys; the voodoo religion; a man called Duvalier, who after Hurricane Katrina has managed to seize control of the gates of hell (in New Orleans, of course), and zombies, who in this film are not diseased, but possessed. When I tell screenwriter Jere Marcella Liles that I'm lost, she distills the movie to its essence: “It's Grindhouse — a lot of blood, a lot of boobs, a lot of blues.” Directed by DeValls Bluff native Sean-Michael Argo and produced by his brother Ian, the film features scream queen Debbie Rochon (“Bikini Bloodbath Car Wash,” “Chainsaw Cheerleaders”) and, according to Liles, is close to having a $50,000 budget, the amount necessary to claim the newly enacted Arkansas film incentive. Which is where this event comes in. To help get the production over that $50,000 hump, local acts Ace Spade and the Whores of Babylon, Hector Faceplant, Iron Tongue (led by Rwake's CT), The See and Vessels of Wrath (from Fayetteville) come together to help raise money with this benefit. Come dressed as a zombie and you might win a prize.

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