Sunday, March 30

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New England Premiere!

Directors Michael J. Epstein & Sophia Cacciola in Person!

2013, USA, 83 min.
Director Michael J. Epstein & Sophia Cacciola
Screenwriter Michael J. Epstein, Sophia Cacciola, Jade Sylvan, Sarah Wait Zaranek
Cast Jade Sylvan, Molly Carlisle, Karin Webb, Rachel Leah Blumenthal

Local musicians and artists Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola make their filmmaking debut with an all-female cast in this response to exploitation, slasher, and thriller films.

Spektor Island, MA. 1972. A young woman searches through a seemingly abandoned building, but there is a stalker tracking her through the dark shadowy hallways. Decked in a white butchers’ apron and a semi-transparent mask, the stalker jumps out from a particularly dark corner, more interested in a good chase than an easy kill. After all, on this cliff-top island there are few places to hide and even fewer places to run…

Faced with a killer butcher or a killer cliff, this woman is stuck with no options. He swipes at her with his oversized hatchet as she plummets into the ice cold depths below.

A year later, the victim has survived, but with no proof of anyone else having been on the island (let alone in the house), she has no one to believe her story, least of whom the ten women who are invited to a soiree that just happens to be in the same abandoned house. In the post-Helter Skelter early 1970s, this group of ten “little piggies” begin to go slightly mad alone on the island.

The ten soon become nine, the nine eight… It’s a classic story, but thisTen is a unique decade because while there are plenty of red herrings, there are also plenty of deep red blood to bring to mind the gialli of Mario Bava.

Who could have lured them all together only to perish one by one? Was it a secret spy organization? The Russians? A mass murderer? A porcine ghost? Only Spektor Island holds the secrets.

— Jesse Hassinger



Izzy Lee, 6 min.
A group of vigilante women take revenge on a shady politician with gruesome results.

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  • Sunday, March 30 at 12:30 PM

Tickets $10, $8 Brattle Members. Brattle passes not accepted for festival screenings.