Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Capital Celluloid 2012 - Day 59: Tuesday Feb 28

Devil Story (Launois, 1985):
The Jackalope 98 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16, 7.30pm
More details on Facebook here.


I know little about this film and so I'm going to hand you over to the Filmbar70 film club for an introduction to their Anti-Masterpiece Theatre season:

This is an excursion into filmic delirium fuelled by inventive incompetence and juvenile excess. Join us as we mine the ruptures in the celluloid continuum to bring forth offerings both ridiculous and sublime that transcend the conventions of cinematic quality.

For our inaugural event we present Bernard Launois' Devil Story, a horror film so staggeringly off the scale in terms of ineptitude it's hard to believe these 'film-makers' had ever seen a film before. And yet, via some magic, alchemical reaction, something extraordinary emerges. What we have here is a gothic, magical, modern/historical, monster mash gore movie. And how many of those have you seen?


A deformed Nazi attired maniac roams the French countryside, bloodily dispatching weekend campers. An owl hoots. A horse whinnies. A couple find themselves stranded in a gothic pile, owned by a Southern fried redneck. An owl hoots. A ship emerges from a cliff. A horse whinnies. An Egyptian goddess, complete with bandage bound sidekick, arises to stalk the Earth. An owl hoots. A horse whinnies. That bleeding' owl keeps on a-hooting...


So come along, order yourself a pint of crème de menthe and be beholden to the simply wondrous and unique Devil Story. Starts 8pm. Asolutely NO money.

Don't miss the trailer here.

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