If you happen to be on your hols in the Big Apple over the summer (lucky you) check out the new season of late night horrors and classic cult cinema showing at the Lincoln Center during July and August. Freaky Fridays kicks off on July 11th with Jeff Lieberman’s 1976 creepy-crawly classic Squirm. Boasting make-up effects by Rick Baker, the movie features an attack of earthworms on a small Southern town after a storm brings the critters to the surface hungry and ready to chow down on some unlucky locals. The perfect summer movie!
Additional films include David Cronenberg’s “Body Horror” classic The Brood (1979); Herk Harvey’s trippy cult film, Carnival of Souls (1962); and Mary Harron’s American Psycho (2000), featuring a memorable star turn by Christian Bale. Also on the "Freaky" slate are two rarely screened features: Paul Morrissey’s one-of-a-kind take on the vampire genre, Blood for Dracula (1974) and Liliana Cavani’s kinky The Night Porter (1974), with Dirk Bogarde and Charlotte Rampling.
Here’s the full summer line up:
Friday, July 11, 11:00pm - Squirm (Jeff Lieberman, USA, 1976, 35mm, 92m)
Friday, July 18, 11:00pm - American Psycho (Mary Harron, USA, 2000, 35mm, 101m)
Friday, July 25, 11:00pm - Pumpkinhead (Stan Winston, USA, 1987, 35mm, 86m)
Friday, August 1, 11:00pm - Carnival of Souls (Herk Harvey, USA, 1962, 35mm, 78m)
Friday, August 8, 11:00pm - The Night Porter (Liliana Cavani, Italy, 1973, 35mm, 118m)
Friday, August 15, 11:00pm - Blood for Dracula (Paul Morrissey, Italy, 1974, 35mm, 103m)
Friday, August 22, 11:00pm - The Brood (David Cronenberg, Canada, 1979, 35mm, 91m)
Friday, August 29, 11:00pm - Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow, USA, 1987, 35mm, 94m)
Tickets and more information from the Lincoln Center www.filmlinc.com/films/series/freaky-fridays
Fans of retro-cult sci-fi may also want to check out Lieberman’s 1988 alien mind-invasion classic Remote Control, now available as a Special Edition DVD/Blu-ray, fully remastered and with a new commentary by the maestro himself. www.jeffliebermandirector.com
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