5 items from 2017
The Summer of Splatter is drawing to a close, but before we close the book on it Sean and Joe have decided to go out with a bang… or a splat? Or a melt? Gross. This week the guys talk, and fawn over, Street Trash (1987). Subscribe and Listen to Past Episodes: iTunes | Google […] »
- Sean Miller
1987 was a wild year for horror and sci-fi cinema. We had an eclectic array of brilliant movies that spanned nearly every sub-genre you could imagine: classic monsters, vampires, slashers, supernatural, erotic thrillers, zombies, possession, cannibals, aliens, evil toys, cabin in the woods, anthological, or even indescribable horror (à la Street Trash). You name it, and there was probably a movie that came out during 1987 that would absolutely fit the bill. It was a banner year, and an amazing time to be a genre fan (for those of us old enough to have lived through it in real time).
In the spirit of last year’s “Class of 1986” celebration which we hosted right here on Daily Dead, for the next few weeks we’ll be running our “Class of 1987” series, which will pay tribute to a number of notable horror and sci-fi movies from 1987 with retrospectives, exclusive interviews, Corpse Club podcast episodes, »
- Heather Wixson
Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.
The best of Ozu in one series.
Films by members of Magnum Photos will screen, as does Alan Clarke’s Rita, Sue and Bob Too.
Museum of the Moving Image
The Spielberg series screens three underseen, rediscovery-ready titles this weekend.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Largely unseen, the films of Peter Nestler, a key figure in post-war German cinema, are being given their due in a new series.
The films made and loved by Bertrand Tavernier are screening.
Funeral Parade of Roses continues its run.
Museum of Modern Art
The Philippine series continues running, including two films by Lav Diaz.
- Nick Newman
Apr 28, 2017
So, what’s your personal idea of hell? For this writer, it would almost certainly involve being chained down in the audience of an eternal live filming of Loose Women as Donald Trump waves a slice of tiger bread, forever just out of reach. Yours is likely to be similar, though it would have to be pretty grim indeed to come anywhere near Lucio Fulci’s 1981 career-best infernal vision and perhaps the definitive (obviously other than Little Nicky) cinematic depiction of eternal damnation, The Beyond.
Mubi is showing Lamberto Bava's Demons (1985) from February 26 to March 28 and Demons 2 (1986) from February 27 to March 29, 2017 in the United States as part of the series Due Demoni.Horror movie viewing as societal disease in Lamberto Bava's Demons (left) and Demons 2 (right)The opening shots of Lamberto Bava’s Demons contrast the film’s adorably ingenuous protagonist with the ragged punk hordes of the subway car she’s riding. She stares at them with equal parts fascination and doe-in-headlights dread. It’s a concise visualization of the simple social commentary driving Bava the Younger’s trashterpiece diptych, Demons and Demons 2. The two make an excellent double feature of midnight flicks about the perils of daring to dip even passingly into the lower depths of subculture and the, well, demons that society risks releasing when willing to dabble in The Weird. But cautionary tales are rarely this batshit and never this fun, »
5 items from 2017
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