Date: October 28 at 8pm
Location: The Silent Movie Theatre, 611 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Description: The Cinefamily presents a montage of gory demises, followed by Lucio Fulci’s cult horror fest THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY, which is practically a montage of gory demises all by itself. From the website:
Cinefamily’s 100 Most Outrageous Kills – 8:00pm
From the golden age of goremastery to the innovative new technologies of modern effects wizards, cinema is littered with the bodies of the awesomely dispatched — and cold-blooded murder, in the hands of innovative filmmakers who present it in ways we’ve never seen before, can be a heavenly fine art. Tonight, in a show originated at Austin, Texas’s Alamo Drafthouse, we’ll be celebrating the absolute finest in on-screen annihilation with a non-stop nightmare of intestine-ripping, head-bursting, unrepentant baby-eating and other crimson-soaked savagery! This night is intended for the most severe and iron-stomached bloodhounds around, and we accept absolutely no responsibility for lost lunches. Wimps and weekend horrormeisters, leave the hall; if you can’t stand the meat, stay out of the kitchen. See all you deathbeasts in the murderpit!!!!
The House By The Cemetary (brand-new HD restoration!) – 9:30pm-ish
A rare kick-ass horror film that even dislikers of gore tend to enjoy, The House by the Cemetary contains Lucio Fulci’s typically strong emphasis on atmosphere and shocking visuals, but also devotes more time than usual to character development and surprising plotting, allowing the graphic gore to serve as a function of the story rather than an end unto itself. The last of Fulci’s Gothic zombie excursions (and the conclusion of his unofficial early ’80s “Gates Of Hell” trilogy), House is also a strangely beautiful film, with Sergio Salvati’s expert ‘scope cinematography crafting a strange world of childhood fairy tales gone very bad, and Walter Rizzati’s poignant score providing much needed emotional support. Here, Fulci really shines and produces some of his finest work; the claustrophobic mixture of chills and supernatural poetry would do Mario Bava proud.
Dir. Lucio Fulci, 1981, HD presentation, 87 min.