SATANIC ATTRACTION (Atração Satânica)
Dir. Fauzi Mansur, 1989
Brazil, 107 min
FRIDAY, MAY 5 – MIDNIGHT
SATURDAY, MAY 19 – MIDNIGHT
We’re back to Brazil for more lurid horror with Fauzi Mansur’s follow-up to RITUAL OF DEATH! In SATANIC ATTRACTION Fernanda, a dj who shares stories of gruesome sex murders and occult blasphemies over the air, is startled to discover someone out in the night is turning her stories into grisly fact! Shades of TENEBRAE (or Lamberto Bava’s Spectacle classic DELIRIUM) may come to mind, but we’re a long way from Italy, and this is a film more about scuzz than sheen . Creepy kids, cult scenes, spitting blood, secret poisons and more! Taken from a grubby VHS bootleg (ignore the Portuguese subtitles, unless you speak Portuguese, in which case you’re welcome!), SATANIC ATTRACTION is a perfect fit for increasingly warm midnights.
WEREWOLF IN A GIRLS DORMITORY
dir. Paolo Heusch, 1961
SATURDAY, MAY 12 – MIDNIGHT
FRIDAY, MAY 25 – MIDNIGHT
“Mary has a marvelous ability for always being in trouble.”
Spectacle Midnights are about to give going back to college the old college try. There’s a ghoul in school and it’s a wonder anyone can even get a quality education amidst all the blackmail, seduction, and carnage.
A new professor, with a murky past, arrives at school for troubled girls outside of a quiet little town besieged by wolf attacks. On his first night there, a young girl is savagely torn apart just outside of the school. With the mile long suspect list growing ever shorter as the stack of bodies grows taller, the film – penned by the legendary scribe Ernesto Gastaldi (The Long Hair of Death, The Horrible Dr. Hitchcock, Torso, My Name is Nobody, Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, The Case of the Bloody Iris, etc.) this film keeps you guessing til the end. Featuring a snappy theme song and a soundtrack peppered with bassoons and flutes and presented UNCUT with footage TOO SHOCKING FOR SIXTIES CENSORS!
“I saw. You’re a beast not a man my dear so go to the Devil.
I haven’t done anything.
I haven’t done anything.”
dir. Dennis Devine, 1990
105 min, USA
FRIDAY, MAY 18 – MIDNIGHT
SATURDAY, MAY 26 – MIDNIGHT
Lucy Lethal, Cynthia Slayed, Nancy Napalm, Randy Rot and Bertha Beirut are all members of the metal band Dead Girls. These girls are not fucking around either. All their songs are about murder, suicide, death, and carnage. This whole schtick comes back to bite them in their collective ass when a fan tries to commit suicide while listening to their latest single aptly titled YOU’VE GOT TO KILL YOURSELF on repeat. No ones ass is more bitten however than lead singer Bertha when she discovers this fan is none other than her younger sister.
After repeated attempts at getting the girls to switch it up and go in a direction that’s less gore and more Leslie Gore, Bertha decides the Dead Girls are in need of a vacation. So to hit the reset button the band high-tails it out of town to a cabin in the woods for some sun and fun.
Little do they know that lurking in the shadows is every woman’s nightmare – a man in a fedora. He also has a skull mask, but still. The band members are picked off one by one in manners related to some of their more ghastly tunes. Who is this masked killer???