Something Slimy This Way Comes

FILM

Everyone knows Ray Bradbury is messed up. Not quite Stephen King or Dean Koontz messed up, but mentally awry, nonetheless. Tampa Theatre scares up some fun as part of its Summer Movie Classics series with the 1953 film adaptation of Bradbury's novel, It Came From Outer Space. And it gets even better. Not only is the movie actually about simultaneously slimy and hairy aliens, but it's all brought to pseudo-tangible life in ... 3-D! (Add your own booming reverb.) The best part, even better than the third wonderful dimension, is that the movie is smart and creepy, mostly Bradbury's doing, and in a "Yeah, it's fake but damn, those aliens are gross!" kind of way. Tampa Theatre provides the 3-D glasses. Suh-weet. Sun., July 9, 3 p.m., 711 Franklin St., Tampa, $7, 813-274-8982, www.tampatheatre.org.

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