Exhumed Films Presents:
“A Double-Dose of Evil in August”International House / Philadelphia, PA
Friday, August 27, 2010
Doors: 7:30 PM
Show: 8 PM
Fear No Evil (Directed by Frank LaLoggia, US, 1981, 35mm, 99 minutes +/-, color) At only 26, Frank LaLoggia (who later went on to direct The Lady in White) wrote/directed/co-produced and wrote the score for this ambitious little horror gem. While certainly influenced by other “spawn of Satan” films such as The Omen and The Exorcist and the Stephen King novel/Brian DePalma film Carrie, Fear No Evil is still marked with the distinctive stamp of its young director. Cinema has never seen a more fey Antichrist than Stefan Arngrim (of TV’s Land of the Giants) as Andrew. It is the director’s obvious struggles with his own sexuality that drive the sense of alienation that his abused and ultimately destructive teen wrecks on Rochester, New York. Aligned against Andrew is the reincarnation of an angel in the form of a confused high school girl played by Kathleen Rowe McAllen. Suffused with Catholicism, fueled by a great punk/new wave soundtrack (with the formidable likes of The Sex Pistols, Patti Smith, Richard Hell, The Ramones and Talking Heads) and featuring a zombies-and-laser-beams climax, Fear No Evil shines through with ambition despite uneven acting and bad ’80s fashions.
Tower of Evil (aka Beyond the Fog or The Horror of Snape Island,
Directed by Jim O’Connolly, UK, 1972, 35mm, 89m +/-, color) – This little-seen British horror film of the early 1970s stands as one of the sleazier efforts of the era. Upon discovering the severely mutilated corpses of three teenagers and a traumatized survivor on deserted, foggy Snape Island, a team of archeologists head to out to discover the secret of the island and what happened to the female survivor of the slaughter. There they find lost Phoenician treasure and a beardo-weirdo killer intent on hacking them all to bloody bits. With a solid cast of British favorites of the era (Jill Hayworth, Dennis Price and the Carry On series’ Robin Askwith), ample female nudity, proto- slasher film attacks and gallons of blood, Tower of Evil a film worth rediscovering by horror fans.
24 HOUR HORROR-THON PART IV
SATURDAY, OCT. 30TH TO SUNDAY, OCT. 31ST 2010TICKETS NOW ON SALEDoors open at 11am on Saturday, show starts at 12pm. Tickets: $25 ($26 in advance)
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