Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights! (like us on Facebook, if you dare!)
If you follow the horror genre, even a little, most likely you’re aware of British director Ben Wheatley’s genre-blurring hype-generating soul-crusher, Kill List. While my cohort Sebastian O’Brien and I’s primary goal with Friday Night Frights is to revisit horror films of the past, we also enjoy bringing interesting and buzzed-about new or upcoming films to your faces. And few genre films are more buzzed-about currently than Kill List, so we figured we would let our audience see what all the hubbub is about for themselves. We’ll be screening the film this Friday (February 3), midnight at The Cinefamily in Los Angeles.
Quoth the FNF power blurb:
The most wickedly vibrant genre film to emerge out of England in years, Kill List is a tour de excessive force that might be as close as a hitman story will ever come to total filmic transcendence. Leading a cast full of breakout performances, Neil Maskell plays an increasingly bombastic and completely terrifying contract killer who comes out of an early retirement at the promise of a big payoff — handed to him by an organization more ominous than any such group of characters ever seen in the pantheon of gangster movies. Throughout this constantly morphing cinematic melange, director Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace) injects scalding fresh blood by diving into a dizzyingly unpredictable succession of genres, from nuanced marriage drama to heart attack-inducing horror, all seamlessly stitched together with the visual and sonic flair of a true auteur. Whether you worship at the altar of art house or the church of the midnight mass, Kill List will make you a convert.
For theater info or ticket purchases go here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with KILL LIST in the subject line. Include your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.