Retro Picture Show presents THE LOVE WITCH (2016) and THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (2009). Both screening on 35mm at Cinema Arts Centre on Friday, February 24, 2017.
THE LOVE WITCH (2016)
With a visual style that pays tribute to Technicolor thrillers of the ‘60s, THE LOVE WITCH explores female fantasy and the repercussions of pathological narcissism.
Elaine, a beautiful young witch, is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, and then picks up men and seduces them. However, her spells work too well, leaving her with a string of hapless victims. When she finally meets the man of her dreams, her desperation to be loved will drive her to the brink of insanity and murder. (US, 2016, 120 mins, R, Dir. Anna Biller, 35mm)
THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (2009)
Cult icons Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov and Dee Wallace - co-star in the acclaimed demonic thriller that fans and critics hail as an unnerving return to late ‘70s / early '80s classic horror.
Desperate for quick cash, college sophomore Samantha Hughes takes a babysitting job in the isolated mansion of the creepy Ulman family. Ignoring the warnings from her Best Friend, Samantha has no idea that a nightmare of unspeakable fear and torment awaits her within these walls. At midnight, in the shadow of a full lunar eclipse, the ultimate evil will be unleashed. (US, 2009, 95 mins, R, Dir. Ti West, 35mm)