martedì 6 marzo 2012
Electric Sheep & Strange Attractor: The Lair of the White Worm
Doors 7pm / Entrance: £6/£4
Advance tickets £5 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/154836
Electric Sheep and Strange Attractor Present: The Lair of the White Worm + Talk with Flipside curators
The Lair of the White Worm (1988, wr/dir Ken Russell)
‘It has a lair, it has a worm, the worm is white.’ Roger Ebert
Electric Sheep and Strange Attractor are proud to present a rare outing for this unjustly neglected horror romp from the late Ken Russell as part of Russell Forever, a tribute to the director organised by the good people of Scala Forever to coincide with the release of The Devils on DVD in March.
Tenuously based on a 1911 novel by Bram Stoker – itself inspired by the ancient tale of the Lambton Wyrm, a staple for every book of true monster stories – this shamelessly camp horror comedy is generally considered to be Russell’s last great film.
Our Ken gleefully captures the spirits of Hammer and Carry On, doses them both with LSD and then dangles them over a bottomless pit containing an 80ft phallus while standing at the side pointing and laughing.
Featuring a soon-to-be-all-star cast including Hugh Grant, Peter Capaldi and Amanda Donahoe, gags and gore galore, not to mention sex, folk rock and slapstick, The Lair of the White Worm is a joyful outrage from beginning to end.
Plus talk with BFI archive curators and Flipside programmers Vic Pratt and Will Fowler.
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Strange Attractor is an independent publisher that celebrates unpopular culture.
Electric Sheep is the online magazine for lovers of offbeat, left-field and transgressive cinema.