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Exhumed Films Presents A David Cronenberg Triple Feature!

Friday, February 13, 2014 – Doors at 7:00, show starts at 7:30 pm – $20 general admission, $15 IHP member


SCANNERS
1981 / 35mm / Dir. David Cronenberg / 103 min.
Canadian director David Cronenberg already had an impressive resume by the end of the 1970s, including the modern classics SHIVERS, RABID, and THE BROOD. But it was 1981’s SCANNERS that really cemented Cronenberg’s reputation as a master of allegorical sci-fi/horror cinema. The story focuses on a group of telepaths—nicknamed “scanners”—who can control the thoughts and actions of others. Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside) is the leader of an underground movement of scanners determined to thwart the mysterious corporation ConSec, which plans to use the telepaths for its own purposes. But ConSec has a secret weapon—a powerful scanner (Stephen Lack) who is tasked with stopping Revok’s plans for world domination. Also starring Patrick McGoohan and Jennifer O’Neill.

THE DEAD ZONE
1983 / 35mm / Dir. David Cronenberg / 103 min.
Despite the best of intentions, most film adaptations of Stephen King’s novels fail to live up to the source material. Fortunately, Cronenberg’s adaptation of THE DEAD ZONE is an exception to this rule, and stands with Kubrick’s THE SHINING and De Palma’s CARRIE as one of the best films based on the prolific author’s oeuvre. Christopher Walken stars in perhaps his best remembered role as Johnny Smith, a man who wakes up after a five year coma to find that he has developed the psychic ability to see the future. When he has a horrifying vision about popular political candidate Greg Stilson (Martin Sheen), Johnny must determine the lengths to which he is willing to go to change the future.

NAKED LUNCH
1991 / 35mm / Dir. David Cronenberg / 115 min.
Beat writer William S. Burroughs’s 1959 novel Naked Lunch is a hallucinogenic, stream-of-consciousness nightmare about drug addiction and sexual depravity, and famously led to Burroughs being charged and tried for pornography. It is also completely unfilmmable, but that didn’t stop David Cronenberg from writing and directing this remarkable movie. Rather than attempting a literal adaptation of the book—which would be a near impossibility—Cronenberg’s NAKED LUNCH merges Burroughs’s biography with some of the novel’s themes and images. What results is a wonderful hybrid of the aesthetics of two iconic artists. NAKED LUNCH follows Burroughs stand-in William Lee (the perfectly cast Peter Weller) as he deals with the apparent loss of his wife Joan (Judy Davis). The distinction between fantasy and reality becomes a blur as he travels to the mysterious North African territory of Interzone and encounters talking typewriters, human insects, and his dead wife’s doppelganger, among other oddities. Challenging and stunning, NAKED LUNCH is one of Cronenberg’s finest films, and one that should definitely be experienced on the big screen.


Exhumed Films Presents Slasher Movie Madness!

Friday, March 13, 2014 – Doors at 7:00, show starts at 7:30 pm – $20 general admission, $15 IHP members

 

HACK-O-LANTERN (U.S. theatrical premiere!)

1988 / 35mm / Dir. Jag Mundhra / 87 min.

Hey, you there!  Do you love slasher movies?  You do?!  Then I bet you also love Heavy Metal music, right?  Of course!  And it would stand to reason, then, that you also love Satan, yes?  Right on!  Well, my friend, have we got the film for you: a Satanic/Heavy Metal/Slasher movie, set on Halloween night!  HACK-O-LANTERN (aka HALLOWEEN NIGHT, DEATH MASK) is a timeless cautionary tale that contains an important lesson for children: shun your grandparents, because they are probably Satanists.  Ubiquitous genre character actor Hy Pike (BLADE RUNNER, SLITHIS, VAMP, DOLEMITE) plays a demonic old man who lures his young grandson Tommy into the world of Satanic cultism.  Years later, a grown up Tommy is about to be officially initiated into the family hobby when a mysterious figure in a devil mask begins slaughtering residents of the small suburban town.  Who is responsible for the murders?  Is it Tommy?  Grandpa?  Or is someone even more sinister behind the carnage?  Although given a theatrical release overseas, HACK-O-LANTERN was only released direct-to-video in the United States.  Exhumed Films is pleased to present the FIRST EVER U.S. theatrical screening of this forgotten gem.  Featuring insane musical sequences, impressive gore set pieces, and gratuitous nudity, HACK-O-LANTERN is not to be missed.

 

HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS

1988 / 35mm / Dir. Dwight H. Little / 88 min.

The box office failure of HALLOWEEN III was attributed in large part to the fact that it eschewed the usual slasher film tropes in favor of a sci-fi/supernatural bent.  The film’s poor reception seemed to doom the popular horror series, but in 1988 producer Moustapha Akkad successfully resurrected the dormant franchise--as well as its iconic boogeyman, Michael Myers.  While continuing the story without original writer/director John Carpenter may have been ill-advised, HALLOWEEN 4: THE RETURN OF MICHAEL MYERS is a surprisingly effective and well regarded sequel that towers above most of the awful series entries and remakes that followed.  Although seemingly burned to death at the end of HALLOWEEN II (after also having both eyeballs shot out, mind you), silent stalker Michael Myers miraculously returns to terrorize the hapless residents of Haddonfield, IL ten years after his original killing spree.  This time, he has fixated on the young daughter of his former victim (and sister) Laurie Strode.  It's up to Michael's long-suffering psychiatrist Dr. Loomis (sole returning cast member Donald Pleasance) to once again pursue his patient and prevent more bloodshed.

 

DON’T GO IN THE WOODS

1981 / 35mm / Dir. James Bryan / 82 min.

We will be honest with you: DON’T GO IN THE WOODS has a bit of a mixed reputation.  By mixed, we mean that some people hate it, while other people really hate it.  Indeed, DON’T GO IN THE WOODS is considered by some to be the worst slasher film ever made.  And yet, the film definitely has its charms; in many ways, it serves as a spoof of the genre by eliminating all characterization/motivation and just concentrating on the splatterific kills.  And make no mistake—this film does not skimp on the splatter! The plot is hardly original: a group of hikers out for a weekend of partying in the woods are stalked by a deranged, machete-wielding maniac.  Will the local sheriff and his deputy be able to rescue the hikers before it’s too late?  Will the audience be able to remain in the theater until the film actually ends?  See DON’T GO IN THE WOODS and find out!