Friday Night Frights

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Around the world, only a smattering of the best horror films come out in theaters, and gobs of great gore go softly into the night, never to be screamed at on the silver screen. In the past, Cinefamily has reserved just the month of October as an excuse to make merry in the macabre and delight in an onslaught of slaughter; and once All Hallow’s Eve has come and gone, our poor patrons must lurch back to their bloodless daily lives, secretly wishing that the terrifying times never need end. Well, fear not, for now every month is horrific at the Cinefamily! Midnight is the witching hour, and every other Friday night, Friday Night Frights brings you the finest cuts in upcoming horror and gruesome genre cinema, as well as devious picks from the repertory crypt, all with guests galore.

Blood Diner (InSanity tour finale w/ Jackie Kong plus cast & crew in person!)

9/16 - 8PM
$14/free for members

First they greet you, then they eat you! Blood Diner is a deliriously bonkers homage to the films of Herschel Gordon Lewis (the script initially began as a sequel to Lewis’ Blood Feast), as completely insane as you might imagine a 1987 homage to Lewis would be. The story follows two brothers, Michael (Rick Burks) and George (Carl Crew), who – at the behest of their deceased serial killer uncle (now just a talking brain in a jar) – must murder women in order to build a new body for an ancient demon goddess named Sheetar. And the parts they don’t use? They feed to the unwitting customers at their vegetarian diner! Directed by pioneering female genre filmmaker Jackie Kong (The Being), the film is wild, outlandish, grotesque, goofy, and above all else – relentlessly fun. With a killer soundtrack to boot! Join us for a full on party to celebrate the Blu ray release of this cult gem, with Jackie Kong in person. Plus a live performance from the film’s composer, Don Preston (keyboardist of Frank Zappa’s legendary band, Mothers of Invention) and an after party on the patio. Who knows, maybe we can all summon Sheetar?

Dir. Jackie Kong, 1987, DCP, 88 min.

Note: Your ticket also gets you entry to a mini block party following the screening, at Cellar 43. DJ Pervula will spin a Blood Diner dance mix, while the Tutman Boys sell real DONUT heads for your eating pleasure!

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