The Cinepocalypse Is Upon Us!

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This last Thursday, the new film festival Cinepocalypse started at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago. With over 60 films selected that are running through Thursday the 9th, there are plenty of new films, as well as some old classics, that are just going to blow you away.

This Monday alone is going to be one hell of a special night. At 7pm, they will be screening a rare 35mm Italian print of Dario Argento’s Suspiria! For this 40th year anniversary, this uncut print will be in Italian with English subtitles. And if that wasn’t enough to excite you, how about the fact that actress Jessica Harper will be in attendance!!!

For those couple out there that haven’t seen Suspiria, then here’s the trailer.

 

Following this screening with be the latest from Spanish director Paco Plaza, one of the insane directors that brought us the [Rec] series. The film is called Veronica and is about a young girl who is being attacked by supernatural forces, after messing around with a Ouija board. Coming from Plaza, I’m expecting some amazing and terrifying thrills! This film is presented in Spanish with English subtitles. Below is the trailer for Veronica.

And if that wasn’t enough, the midnight screening is Housewife, which comes from Can Evrenol, the same mind that brought you Baskin, one of the most twisted and bizarre films I’ve seen in the last few years. I’d give you a little description of the movie, but if you look at the one the Music Box lists on their website, all you need to know is the last comment when after it tells you a brief summary of the plot, it then says “And then things get ultra weird.” And here’s the trailer.

So there are plenty of great titles showing, even this very weekend and some other special guests. So if you don’t have any plans, head out to the Music Box Theatre for the first ever Cinepocalypse Film Festival. Click HERE to get to the complete screening listing. See you there!

 

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