Hollywood Theater

 

The Witch Who Came From the Sea

Series: Wyrd War Presents!

April 30th is Walpurgisnacht - the portentous “Witches’ Night” of European folklore, when it is believed that chthonic nightside currents surge with diabolical potential - and Wyrd War is summoning all the witches to dance! Join us for an intimate screening of director Matt Cimber's 1976 cult masterpiece THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA and meet local practicing witches who will be displaying their wares in the upstairs lobby bazaar before the film.

More widely known for his blaxploitation films, THE WITCH WHO CAME FROM THE SEA is Cimber’s shimmering foray into taboo-smashing psychological horror. Fortunately for us, he brought a young cinematographer named Dean Cundey along for the ride to steal your eyeballs at every turn. Cundey would go on to shoot Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Escape From New York, The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, The Fog, Back to the Future, Rock 'N' Roll High School, the best of the Ilsa films (Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks, naturally) and the obscure proto-Predator gem Without Warning - among many, many more - and all of his dazzling brilliance is on display in this film. This tale of a neurotic young woman’s horrible self-discovery and inexorable descent into madness and murder, told through beautiful mythological allegory, is strangely charming and humane even as it disturbs and ultimately devastates. A hallucinatory and truly spellbinding journey into transgressive symbol and psychosexual tension best experienced in the dark…with someone you trust!

Witches' Bazaar at 9:00pm. Film at 9:30pm.

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