CUT! Vol 23
Doors: 7:30pm FREE
(film starts at 8pm sharp – NOBODY will be admitted once the film has started)
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"A DARK, DISTURBING NIGHTMARE!" RATING: 4 STARS.
Taking its title from the legal term used for a missing person who’s been declared dead, the film sees the young wife of one such individual get a visit from her ex-junkie sister to help her deal with her loss. Unfortunately the duo fall prey to a series of supernatural shenanigans that result in their lives spiralling dangerously out of control. Think beat author William Burroughs’ notorious novel Naked Lunch spliced with dark Norwegian fairy tale Three Billy Goat’s Gruff and Guillermo del Toro’s bug flick Mimic, and you can imagine the kind of head-fuck in store. Mind you, while Uncle Bill Burroughs book was packed with pitch-black humour, there’s nothing at all to laugh about here.
Writer/director Mike Flanagan maintains a visceral and psychologically dark approach throughout, delivering barely glimpsed horrors amid an atmosphere that shifts between measured calmness and the frantically surreal. Thankfully, Flanagan’s ability to generate skin crawling terror is more than equalled by Katie Parker and Courtney Bell’s wholly believable performances as the mentally tormented siblings. Definitely one of the creepiest movies you’ll see all year.
This is an EXCLUSIVE, ADVANCE PREVIEW, as ABSENTIA isn’t released on DVD until 9 JULY 2012. SEE IF FIRST AT CUT!
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BIZARRE FILM EDITOR and your CUT! HOST: BILLY CHAINSAW.
ABOUT CUT! Since CUT! launched in August 2010, we’ve made it our mission to screen EXCLUSIVE ADVANCE PREVIEWS of some of the most horrific, arty, and downright weird movies around – all accompanied by FREE BEER and with every attendee getting entered into a FREE PRIZE DRAW to win a goodie bag bulging with DVDs, plus a box of assorted BIZARRE crap we’ve found lying around the office.
As BIZARRE is giving you a night of free entertainment, on the night we'll be collecting money for THE SOPHIE LANCASTER MEMORIAL FUND (find out more at www.sophielancasterfoundation.com). If you can, please give something to this good cause.