New style competition Cinepocalypse descends on Chicago with its first wave of programming

For the previous a number of years, each summer time a suburban Chicago multiplex has performed host to the Bruce Campbell Movie Competition, a low-key youthful sibling to style movie festivals like Incredible Fest and Fantasia. Nicely, this 12 months, the competition’s organizers have stated, “fuck that,” and expanded it right into a full-on, week-long style movie competition at Chicago’s well-known (and lovely) Music Field Theatre. Re-dubbed Cinepocalypse, the competition will run from November 2-9, with You’re Subsequent and The Visitor (sure, and Blair Witch) screenwriter Simon Barrett serving as visitor host for the whole lot of its run.

The competition may also play host to Joe Carnahan, director of Smokin’ Aces, The Gray, and the upcoming American remake of The Raid, who will program a particular assortment of 35mm repertory movies. The relentlessly prolific Eric Roberts may also be readily available for a particular taping of the podcast Eric Roberts Is The Fucking Man, and The A.V. Membership will probably be readily available for all of it because the official media sponsor for the competition.

At the moment, Cinepocalypse launched its first spherical of programming, that includes the world premiere of Finnish superhero flick Rendel, the U.S. premieres of Lowlife and Mohawk—two of our favorites at this 12 months’s Fantasia Worldwide Movie Competition—new movies from Pulse’s Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Baskin’s Can Evrenol, and REC’s Paco Plaza, a particular screening of the Chicago Cinema Society’s 35mm print of Suspiria, buzzy horror-comedy Tragedy Women, and extra. You’ll be able to see the entire first wave lineup beneath, and keep tuned for extra bulletins from Cinepocalypse and The A.V. Membership!

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Rendel – World Premiere

Finland, 2017
Director: Jesse Haaja
Finland’s first superhero movie, Rendel is dystopian motion/fantasy not like something ever witnessed Stateside. When an enormous legal group takes over his city, a masked vigilante strikes again by a sequence of brutal assaults that depart blood spilled and money ablaze. A darkish journey that harkens to the best in 80s period comics, Rendel is the anti-Marvel crusader: an all-too-human superhero from the streets, pushed solely by rage and revenge!

Assault of the Grownup Infants – North American Premiere
UK, 2017
Director: Dominic Brunt
Excessive-powered middle-aged males intend to refuel the world’s financial system by very sinister, sick, and monstrous means on this British gross-out extravaganza.

$1 of every ticket sale will probably be donated to the ACLU to help in persevering with their help of defending the world from additional grownup child assaults.

Lowlife – U.S. Premiere
USA, 2017
Director: Ryan Prows
The sordid lives of an addict, an ex-con, and a Luchador collide when an organ harvesting caper goes very, very unsuitable on this wildly intelligent – and extremely brutal – trendy LA noir.

Mohawk – U.S. Premiere
USA, 2017
Director: Ted Geoghegan
Over one very lengthy day late in The Warfare of 1812, a younger Mohawk girl and her two lovers strike again at a squadron of American troopers chargeable for the loss of life of her folks. From the author/director of We Are Nonetheless Right here.

Poor Agnes – U.S. Premiere
Canada, 2017
Director: Navin Ramaswaran
A feminine serial killer and her subsequent sufferer type an surprising relationship on this intense thriller that received raves out of Montreal’s Fantasia Movie Competition.

Animals (Tiere) – Midwest Premiere
Germany, 2017
Director: Greg Zglinski
A automobile colliding with a sheep on a rustic street begins into movement a sequence of unusual and unsettling occasions for a pair on this darkly comical, Lynchian nightmare.

Earlier than We Vanish – Midwest Premiere
Japan, 2017
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
On this Cannes smash, three aliens journey to Earth in preparation for a mass invasion, taking possession of human our bodies and studying what it’s wish to reside and love in modern-day Tokyo. From the author/director of Pulse.

Lifeless Shack – Midwest Premiere
Canada, 2017
Director: Peter Ricq
Whereas staying at a rundown cabin within the woods, three kids should save their dad and mom from a neighbor who intends to feed them to her undead household.

Hagazussa – A Heathen’s Curse – Midwest Premiere
Germany, 2017
Director: Lukas Feigelfeld
Set within the Austrian Alps throughout the Center Ages, this morbid and visually-stunning story offers with the high quality line between historical perception in magic and delusional psychosis.

Housewife – Midwest Premiere
Turkey, 2017
Director: Can Evrenol
On a snowy eve, a younger lady’s mom kills her father and sister. 20 years later, as she’s slowly dropping her grip on actuality, the lady runs into a celeb psychic who claims he’s destined to assist her. After which issues get extremely bizarre. From the author/director of Baskin.

Jailbreak – Midwest Premiere
Cambodia, 2017
Director: Jimmy Henderson
As all of Kol Kla Jail riots, a no-nonsense particular process pressure is in to guard a key witness – and kick a complete lot of ass. That includes an outstanding, hard-hitting worldwide forged, and a star-making flip from grownup movie star Celine Tran.

Candy Virginia – Midwest Premiere
USA, 2017
Director: Jamie M. Dagg
A former rodeo champ with a darkish previous unknowingly begins a rapport with a younger man who has a propensity for disturbing sociopathic violence that has all of a sudden gripped a small city.

Trench 11 – Midwest Premiere
Canada, 2017
Director: Leo Scherman
Within the ultimate days of World Warfare I, a shell-shocked soldier should lead a mission deep beneath the trenches to cease a German plot that would flip the tide of the battle. However what lies beneath is way extra darkish and sinister than he ever might have imagined.

Veronica – Midwest Premiere
Spain, 2017
Director: Paco Plaza
After making a Ouija with mates, a young person is besieged by harmful supernatural forces that threaten to destroy her total household. From the author/director of the [•REC] franchise.

Tragedy Women – Illinois Premiere
USA, 2017
Director: Tyler MacIntyre
This intelligent twist on the slasher style follows two death-obsessed teenage women who use their on-line profiles devoted to real-life tragedies to ship their small Midwest city right into a frenzy – and cement their legacy as trendy horror legends.

Suspiria – 40th anniversary screening, newly-discovered Italian Uncut 35mm print!
Italy, 1977
Director: Dario Argento

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