Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights!
My cohort Sebastian O’Brien and I have done some fun themes at Friday Night Frights in the past. Cults. Psychotic women. Franchises. Prom. Now, to get the summer heated-up we’ve concocted our most awesomely high-concept theme yet — what we’re calling the “Sam Neill Madness Trilogy”: In the Mouth of Madness, Event Horizon, and the mother of them all, 1981’s Possession! Watch our trailer for the series below!
This Friday we’re kicking things off with John Carpenter’s Lovecraftian riff, In the Mouth of Madness. And the film’s producer (not to mention Carpenter’s wife) Sandy King will be joining us for a Q&A!
Friday June 7th @ midnight.
Quoth the FNF power blurb:
The most underrated of John Carpenter’s forays into Lovecraftian-style horror (alongside The Thing and Prince Of Darkness), the gleefully batty In The Mouth Of Madness is a prime vehicle for star Sam Neill to reach the outer limits of beautifully gibbering frenzy. Amongst oddball entries like Children of the Damned and Escape From L.A. in Carpenter’s later filmography, ITMOM has emerged as a career highlight, gaining considerable estimation over the years. Using a Stephen King-esque horror writer as a jumping off point, Carpenter weaves a tense, trippy tale full of freakish abominations, nightmare scenarios and wonderfully unhinged performances; you haven’t lived until you’ve seen a sweat-soaked Neill descend into frothing mania. Old-school latex n’ gore fans will delight at the madness on display here, and as the plot gets more and more twisted, so do the images springing from Carpenter’s fevered imagination. This is a rarely screened horror classic, so why not join us and ol’ Sammy-boy for a quiet night in Hobb’s End? We have only this question to ask: Have you read Sutter Cane?
For theater info or ticket purchases go here.
I feel like this is fairly obvious, yet it apparently could stand to be more obvious: This screening is happening in Los Angeles.
As always I am giving away some free tickets (each with a +1). To enter all you need to do is send an email to email@example.com with MADNESS in the subject line. Include your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.