What do you get when you take John Carpenter’s THE THING and add David Cronenberg’s VIDEODROME? A magnificent double-feature of auteur-ist proportions at The Astor Theatre.
About the films:
Horror-meister John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) teams Kurt Russell’s outstanding performance with incredible visuals to build this chilling version of the classic The Thing. In the winter of 1982, a twelve-man research team at a remote Antarctic research station discovers an alien buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Once unfrozen, the form-changing alien wreaks havoc, creates terror and becomes one of them.
Sci-fi, horror filmmaker David Cronenberg’s (Scanners) diabolical invader is a television show that seduces and controls its viewers. Featuring rock star Deborah Harry (in her first major film) as a kinky hostess, James Woods as a cable programmer looking for the ultimate in viewing thrills, and special make-up effects by Oscar® winner Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, Star Wars). Videodrome is a pulsating science fiction nightmare about a world where video can control and alter human life.
Monday 31 July 2017 at 7:30 PM
The Astor Theatre
1 Chapel St & Dandenong Rd, Melbourne VIC 3182