British film director Pete Walker will appear at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood next week to discuss his work in between screenings of House of the Long Shadows and Schizo (1976). Walker helmed a series of low-budget shockers in the 1970s, but his work got little exposure stateside, except in the direct-to-video market. This may be the first time he has appeared in the U.S. to do a question-and-answer session.
House of Long Shadows, his last film, is a bit atypical, affecting an old-fashioned, atmospheric approach (though juiced up with a splash of contemporary violence. The creeky, old-dark-house plot is enlivened by the presence of horror stars Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and John Carradine. Schizo (1976) is a bit more exemplary of Walker’s work – an exploitation effort in the vein of Psycho, with some gruesome thrills and a twist ending.
The event starts at 7:30pm on Wednesday, September 9. Tickets are $11.
David Del Valle will moderate the conversation with Walker.
The Egyptian Theatre is located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. The website listing for this event is here.