Pop the cork and pour yourself a glass of vintage French horror from one of the most sublime masters of the genre, Jean Rollin.
Traveling to Roublès in order to relocate with her fiancé at his vineyard, Elizabeth discovers something odd about the locals.
They’ve transformed into flesh-eating zombies as a side effect from a pesticide used on the grapes. Now Elizabeth must find her fiancé amongst the infected townsfolk or succumb to the living death herself!
A dreamy mix of psychedelia, sexploitation, horror, and gore, Rollin concocted the perfect elixir with THE GRAPES OF DEATH. Best served in a dark movie theatre and to be enjoyed one delicious sip at a time. (James Branscome)
Introduction by Kier-La Janisse, who will be selling and signing copies of LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN in the lobby.
Penned by all women critics, scholars and film historians and focused on the career of French fantasy and horror filmmaker Jean Rollin, LOST GIRLS: THE PHANTASMAGORICAL CINEMA OF JEAN ROLLIN is the third book in Spectacular Optical’s ongoing series of limited run film and pop culture books, which includes KID POWER! (2014) and SATANIC PANIC: POP CULTURAL PARANOIA IN THE 1980s (2015) and YULETIDE TERROR: CHRISTMAS HORROR IN FILM AND TELEVISION, which will be released in fall of 2017.
Free Screening in the Shudder Theatre
Director: Jean Rollin
Runtime: 90 minutes
Co-presented by Kier-La Janisse and Cinematic Void!
Cinematic Void is a crazed film party screening an eclectic mix of cult classics, grindhouse horror, and weirdo oddities at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Get immersed in the cinemadness!
Kier-La Janisse is a film writer and programmer, Editor-in-Chief of Spectacular Optical Publications and founding director of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies. She has been a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, co-founded Montreal microcinema Blue Sunshine and founded the CineMuerte Horror Film Festival (1999-2005) in Vancouver.
Shudder Theatre @Egyptian