The Zodiac Killer
In 2015, Austin's AGFA (American Genre Film Archive) and Seattle's Something Weird Video launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to create new digital transfers of titles from the vast Something Weird library. Tonight they present a brand new 4K transfer of this crown jewel from Something Weird. With AGFA's Joe Ziemba & Sebastian Del Castillo and Something Weird's Lisa Petrucci in attendance!
Produced and directed by Tom Hanson, who had previously owned a chain of Pizza Man restaurants, The Zodiac Killer was made with one goal in mind: to capture the real-life Zodiac Killer. That plan didnt work. Instead, we got the most outrageous and compelling tabloid horror vortex in the history of planet Earth. And beyond.
Did you know that the Zodiac Killer wore Groucho Marx glasses while stalking his victims? Did you know that the Zodiacs pet rabbits commanded him to kill during black mass rituals? Did you also know that the Zodiac might have been a man named Grover who attempted to kidnap his daughter while brandishing a hand saw? You wont get insight like this by watching a David Fincher movie. But you WILL get it while watching The Zodiac Killer.
Balancing cinéma vérité grimness with outta-this-world absurdity, this movie is an ultra-bizarro time capsule that features authentic recreations of the Zodiacs crimes contrasted with dialogue such as, Why are evil people allowed to live, but innocent rabbits must die? During theatrical screenings in San Francisco, Hanson and actors from the movie constructed in-theater traps to lure the killer from hiding. These included the use of an ice cream freezer filled with rent-a-cops and a raffle with a motorcycle as a prize. Because even the Zodiac needs to get around. If youve ever wanted proof that the world is insane, youve found it.
Grand Illusion Cinema (View)
1403 NE 50th Street
Seattle, WA 98105
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