Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Grindhouse Fest Greatest Hits
1975, Italy, 81 min, 35mm
Directed by Armando Crispino
Starring Mimsy Farmer, Barry Primus, Ray Lovelock, Carlo Cattaneo
— PLUS on the same double bill
1975, Italy/Spain, 82 min, 35mm
Directed by Umberto Lenzi
Starring John Richardson, Martine Brochard,
Ines Pellegrin, Silvia Solar, George Rigaud
A rash of suicides blamed on a summer heatwave hit Rome in Armando Crispino’s chilling giallo Autopsy. When a pathology student (Four Flies on Grey Velvet‘s Mimsy Farmer) investigates, she soon discovers that someone is taking advantage of this sunspot suicide outbreak to hide their brutal murder spree. As she begins to have nightmarish hallucinations, she’ll have to uncover the true killer before becoming his next victim. Featuring actual morgue footage and an eerie Ennio Morricone score, Autopsy is a twisted Euro horror classic that’s impossible to forget.
Witness the most blinding horror ever seen in in Umberto Lenzi’s giallo proto-slasher Eyeball. A group of American tourists on a tour bus trip to Spain get picked off one by one by a killer in a red raincoat who carves out his victim’s eyes. Featuring stylish photography and a stellar Bruno Nicolai score, Eyeball is a sleazy whodunit from the notorious director of Cannibal Ferox that will have you on the edge of your seat guessing until the end. How far can you go before your eyes leave your body?