Thu Mar 21: 7.30pm
Wes Craven, US, 1991, 1h 42m
One of director Wes Craven’s most unusual and subversively funny films delivers the thrills and gore one comes to expect from the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street, while also offering a scathing satire of conservatism, gentrification, inequality, and unchecked greed – in other words, a film possibly even more relevant today than when it was released in 1991. When 13-year-old Poindexter “Fool” Williams (Brandon Adams) and a criminal-minded neighbor (Ving Rhames) break into the sprawling suburban mansion of a pair of heartless slumlords (Twin Peaks stars Wendy Robie and Everett McGill serving up wonderfully over-the-top performances), they uncover a labyrinth of twisted, terrifying secrets – including a basement filled with cannibalistic children!
Our Mistress of the Macabre Isabella Price will kick the screening off with a frightful and stimulating live performance, and we’ll help you experience the delicious taste of human flesh with free gummy body part candy!