Two almost-forgotten horror films from the video rental era, both of them tapping into the uncanny terror of the movie theatre itself.
Two almost-forgotten horror films from the video rental era, both of them tapping into the uncanny terror of the movie theatre itself. Midlands-based collector Dale Lloyd has been hoarding chunky black tapes for years, amassing several thousand cult pre- and post-cert titles – many of which can’t be found on any other format. We’re delighted to welcome him to the Custard Factory for a one-off double-bill, featuring two films that will make you check twice under your seat. Also includes one of Viva VHS’ legendary trailer reels! POPCORN (dir: Mark Herrier, USA 1991) ‘Buy a bag… go home in a box…’ Brilliantly camp slasher flick, about a group of film-nerds gathering at local fleapit Dreamland for a marathon of mythical B-movies with titles like The Amazing Electrified Man and The Stench. One of them (Jill Schoelen) begins to suspect that her childhood nightmares are coming to life… ANGUISH (dir: Bigas Luna, Spain 1987) A mild-mannered optometrist under the control of his creepy, telepathic mother goes on a killing spree. Once again the cinema provides the perfect location for gory mayhem, beautifully realised by late director Bigas Luna (Jamón Jamón).