Alan Ormsby tribute: Deranged and Deathdream

Location: The New Beverly Cinema, 7165 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Dates: December 7 at 7:30pm
Description: This week’s installment of the Grindhouse Film Festival at the New Beverly Cinema offers a double bill of horror scripted by Alan Ormsby, who worked on several low-budget genre films in the 1970s before going on to write more high-profile mainstream movies like MY BODYGUARD and MULAN. Check out the details below:

Deranged
1974, USA / Canada, 82 minutes

directed by Jeff Gillen and Alan Ormsby; written by Alan Ormsby; starring Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson, Robert Warner, Marcia Diamond and Brian Smeagle

This dark, stark account of the murderous activities of Wisconsin necrophile Ed Gein impresses not only through its occasional flashes of black humour, but by the sheer austerity of the direction. – Time Out Film Guide

Deathdream
1974, USA / Canada, 88 minutes

directed by Bob Clark; written by Alan Ormsby; starring John Marley, Lynn Carlin, Richard Backus, Henderson Forsythe, Anya Ormsby and Jane Daly

Like the best genre films, Deathdream offers an interesting glimpse of the American psyche during the time it was made. – Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide

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