A wealth of screenings for you this summer from killer trucks, killer kung fu and killer beats to the pitter patter of hundreds of tiny feet….It’s Summertime For Fright Club. But first…
THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 (FULL SEQUENCE) (18) – Saturday 11th July
One of the most notorious horror franchises in recent history reaches the end of its trilogy with the gloriously bonkers prison set finale. After the meta-angle of the second Centipede movie, the third film takes that approach a step further. Dieter Laser (the mad scientist in the first film) plays Bill Boss, warden at a US prison who contacts Tom Six, director of the Human Centipede to use the method as a way of controlling prisoners. Starring Oscar Nominee Eric Roberts and Laurence R Harvey (Martin in Human Centipede II), the horror trilogy comes to a conclusion delivering on its bigger is better promise with a 500 person centipede.
And to top things off there will be an introduction by Cult Historian Darrell Buxton.
Meanwhile Fright Club brings two great horror pictures, one from the festival circuit and one a furry classic, to Derby screens this summer. First up is
HOUSEBOUND (18) – Friday 17th July
New Zealand is the place to go for biting comedy horror and after last year’s wonderful What We Do In The Shadows comes this tale of a young woman and would be thief, Kylie, who is given the worst punishment possible: house detention with her mother! Her mother Miriam who is a well intentioned gossip is convinced their house is haunted. Kylie dismisses these claims but when things start to go bump in the night maybe there is a hostile spirit who is not happy with the return of the prodigal daughter.
Darrell is pulling double duty in July and will be introducing this gem from New Zealand on Friday 17th July.
In August we will be showing the ‘other’ great werewolf movie from 1981!
THE HOWLING (18) – Friday 28th August
1981 was a good year for the werewolf. John Landis released his masterpiece An American Werewolf In London to great critical acclaim but also released was Joe Dante’s great wolf picture The Howling. From a screenplay by arthouse fave John Sayles, Dante crafted a tale of a television newswoman sent to a remote mountain resort after a bizarre and nearly fatal encounter with a serial killer. When she gets there the townspeople are not what they appear to be.
Darrell will be putting the werewolf film and The Howling franchise into perspective with an introduction on Friday 28th. Be careful folks, the 28th is a FULL MOOOOOON!!!
Tickets will be on sale soon.