Hey there Los Angeles Fright fans! Time for another Friday Night Frights!
The Cinefamily’s month-long series inspired by author Kier-La Janisse’s fabulous semi-autobiographic exploration of female neurosis found in horror and exploitation films, House of Psychotic Women, continues! (you can see the full line-up here). Friday Night Frights’ second contribution to the series arrives this Friday, with the hallucinatory Let’s Scare Jessica To Death.
Friday February 22th @ midnight.
Quoth the FNF power blurb:
One of the great creepfests to indelibly burn itself into the brains of all insomniacs who watched late-night creature feature television in the ‘70s and ‘80s, John Hancock’s unheralded gem uses post-Sixties malaise to brilliant effect. An “unreliable narrator” tale a la Polanski’s Repulsion, the film concerns itself with the re-unraveling of an ex-mental patient (Zohra Lampert) when she, her husband and his hippy friend buy an isolated New England home in an effort to “live off the land”. Once they’re introduced to a free-loving stranger (the supremely sexy and spooky Mariclaire Costello) who brings with her lust, terror and death — the burn gets turned up to 11! Wisely foregoing onscreen violence in favor of some outstanding dread, this master class in hippie burnout horror is made extra-palpable by its positioning in the aftermath of the “free love” era, as our terrified heroine is not only spooked by what could possibly be zombies/vampires, but also the consequences of amorphous sexual pairings. Let’s Scare Jessica To Death rarely screens in public; don’t miss your chance to be supremely skeezed-out in glorious 16mm!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with JESSICA in the subject line. Include your full name. I will only be contacting the winners.