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Strange Frequencies: POLTERGEIST • Wednesday 10/24 at 7:00

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Sat, May 30, 2015

Repertory Series ArchiveReel Weird Brattle: 25 Years Weird (Spring 2015)


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Screening on 35mm!

(1990) dir Clive Barker w/Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Anne Bobby [92 min; 35mm]
In Clive Barker’s film adaptation of his own novel, Craig Sheffer plays Boone, a troubled man haunted by dreams of Midian, a city populated by monsters. Under the influence of a sinister psychoanalyst (Cronenberg), Boone becomes convinced that he is a murderer and, discovering that Midian is real, sets out to take his place amongst the monsters. When he uncovers the location, however, he finds that Midian’s monsters are more than evil beasts and he may, in fact, have found a home worth defending.

“Fans have been fawning over NIGHTBREED for over two decades, re-appropriating it as some sort of cult classic of hardcore fantasy and one of the last true spectacles of practical make up effects.” Justin LaLiberty’s Brattle Film Notes essay takes us deep into the heart of Midian

1990 was a very odd year cinematically. Perched on the verge of a new decade but still steeped in the neon-colored weirdness of the 1980s, the films of 1990 often feel simultaneously like throwbacks and bold new steps. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the cavalcade of weird cult films released that year. In this latest installment of our late night screening series REEL WEIRD BRATTLE, we focus on some of those strange titles that combine an ‘80s earnestness and a ‘90s cynicism.

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