in Terror" exhibits recent works of experimental filmmakers
within and in dialogue with the genre of the horror film. As a
counterpoint in that dialogue, we have also assembled a rarely
screened collection of trailers, clips, and other celluloid strangeness
from the best (and worst!) of cinematic horror.
1. Helleskellevision (dir. Martha Colburn, 2002, 10:00)
The scabrous animator brings her virulent
vision back to the screen with an orgiastic mix of flickering
skeletons, 1-800 Sex ads, dancing girls, and extreme evangelism.
A Chicago Underground Film Fund recipient.
2. The Fear (dir. Angel Nieves, 2001, 15:00)
Footage from an unfinished horror feature,
somewhere circa 1980, reconfigured into this mini supernatural
short. Winner Best Short Film NYUFF 2002.
3. Satan Claus (dir. J.X. Williams, 1976, 3:00)
A Christmas tragedy for the whole family.
Synthesis of found footage from a 1950's Mexican Christmas Film
and Dario Argento's "Deep Red".
4. The Psychotic Odyssey of Richard Chase (dir. Carey
Using mainly dolls like Todd Haynes'
Superstar. Carey Burtt has made one of the most creepy, properly
representative documents about the negative and horrific nature
of schizophrenia, this side of Helter Skelter.
5. Children of the Grave (dir Rodney
BOO and Ascherís video for the Black Sabbath song, "Children
of the Grave", repairs the damaged link between rock music and
genuine, soul-corroding evil while celebrating the mystery of
satanic cannibal baby conception and childbirth. Think "Basket
Case" meets "Itís Alive" meets a Jack Chick christian tract pamphlet.
ALSO: Submliminal messaging, satanic
cults, terrifying trailers, and much, much more...
Other Cinema has provided a forum for underground and experimental
film in San Francisco. Under the directorship of noted filmmaker
Craig Baldwin, Other Cinema screens consistently eclectic, often
bizarre programs of film, running the gamut from Pixelvision Festivals,
to Activitst Documentary, to Exploitation Film.
For more information, go to http://www.othercinema.com/euro/terror.html