CANADIAN THEATRICAL PREMIERE - New 4K digital restoration!
Co-presented by the Inside Out 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival
Horror movie director José is adrift in a sea of doubt and drugs. As his belated second feature nears completion, his reclusive bubble is popped by two events: a sudden reappearance from an ex-girlfriend and a package from past acquaintance Pedro: a reel of Super-8 film, an audiotape, and a door key. From there, the boundaries of time, space, and sexuality are erased as José is once more sucked into Pedro’s vampiric orbit. Together, they attempt the ultimate hallucinogenic catharsis through a moebius strip of filming and being filmed.
The Nightmare Alley Film Society is proud to present this true underground cult classic, unreleased theatrically in North America prior to the brand new 4K restoration that hit the art-house circuit last October. Moody, anarchic, and hauntingly bizarre, there’s no way to truly categorize what Pedro Almodóvar called “an absolute modern classic” and his favourite horror film! A fever dream of drug use, allegorical vampirism, and the madness of cinephilia. Comparisons to Lynch and Zulawski are somewhat apt, though can’t prepare you for the unique wavelength of this hallucinatory nightmare.