This month at Nightmare on Film Street we’re focusing our attention on the truest monsters horror has to offer: Cold-Blooded Killers. Ghosts are spooky and masked slashers are downright deadly but cold-blooded killers live among us, disguised as neighbors, coworkers, and family. Join Kim and Jon for a frank conversation about the nature of violence in film as we share our appreciation (or disapproval) of William Lustig’s Maniac (1980) and John McNaughton’s Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986). If these movies don’t get under your skin…it’s on too tight!
WHAT’S KEEPING US CREEPY?
Peter Strickland’s In Fabric and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Daniel Isn’t Real hit select theatres this weekend if you’re on the lookout for eerie, surreal, mindblowing horror that asks you to question your understanding of the world around you! We urge you: do not put together your Top 10 of 2019 until you’ve seen both of these movies. And if you’d rather stay at home in your pajamas, there’s a new documentary hitting Netflix profiling real-life serial killer Henry Lee Lucas appropriated titled, The Confession Killer.
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December 5th, 2019