Grindhouse Film Festival

The Grindhouse Film Festival screens 35mm prints from the exploitation heyday of the 1970’s and early 80’s. Genres covered include horror, crime, blaxploitation, sexploitation,  hicksploitation, revenge films, biker films and more. Vintage 35mm trailers play before each film. In addition to being a cinematic study, this series is also a sociological study of the time period these movies came out of. Some of the movies are offensive, some are sexist, some are excessively violent. It’s the responsibility of the series to show these films, even if some of them are extremely controversial. Dan Halsted, the Hollywood’s Head Programmer, is the organizer and founder of the Grindhouse Film Festival. He is passionate about the caliber of the films in this series and believes they are an important part of cinema history that deserve to be seen on the big screen in their original format, 35mm film.

maniacposterOn Tuesday October 25th at 7:30pm, the Grindhouse Film Festival presents a rare 35mm print of William Lustig’s horror masterpiece MANIAC. Advance tickets are strongly recommended, and are available here.

MANIAC (1980) A psychopath is roaming the streets of New York City, killing and scalping women. He nails the scalps to mannequins in his disgusting apartment, and the film begins to delve deep into the twisted mind of this deranged killer. This intense and disturbing film includes a powerful performance by Joe Spinell (THE GODFATHER, ROCKY) and head blasting special effects by gore maestro Tom Savini. Heavily influenced by Italian horror films of it’s time, this shocking and violent tale is one of the greatest horror films ever made!

35mm horror trailers before the movie.



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