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.

A Cat in the Brain (New Restoration!)

8/26 - MIDNITE
$12/free for members

A movie so meta that Wes Craven’s New Nightmare barely seems referential in comparison–Lucio Fulci’s (The Beyond, The New York Ripper) Cat in the Brain showcases this prolific filmmaker’s unerring ability to turn the slimmest thread of a story into an insane, cluster-fuck of a film, filled to the brim with enough blood, sex, despair, sly artistry, and hyper-violence to make the most seasoned gorehound squirm. Instead of crafting a new story, Fulci (playing himself) recycles scenes and ideas from his filmography as a killer stalks and tortures him, restaging moments of terror and carnage that he himself created years before. With indulgent descents into sadomasochism, vivisection, cannibalism, and, naturally, a pinch of Nazism, Cat in the Brain marks one of the strangest, most absurd, worthwhile and messy entries in the canon of Italo-horror cinema.

Dir. Lucio Fulci, 1990, DCP Restoration, 87 min.

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