Bizarre. Strange. Peculiar. Eccentric. The abnormal. The disturbing. The troubling. The unsettling, the unsavory, the upsetting, the unusual, and the uncategorizable.
Youre invited to a celebration of the darker side of cinema, as we unleash an entire weekend devoted to absolute celluloid insanity and some seriously fucked up flicks at our CINEMATIC PANIC! - a four day film festival devoted entirely to the dangerous, the demented, and the damaging in film...
Black Lodge, Piano Man Pictures, Best Revenge Films, and Pickle TV have joined together to offer you a unique cinematic dare: to test your limits and subject yourself to the most subversive cinema we can find. Can you handle it?
Join us for special screenings of some of the most notorious movies and short films in cinema history. Lose all sense of morality with Todd Solondzs 1998 pitch black masterpiece of extremely dysfunctional sexuality HAPPINESS. Face your worst paranoid fears in Brian Yuznas hilariously shocking body-horror freakout SOCIETY from 1989. Watch your sanity melt away with every minute of the Muppets-on-acid musical gorefest known as MEET THE FEEBLES, from Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.
And buckle up for a Saturday midnight screening of one of the holy grails of disturbing outlaw cinema: the uncut version of the 1972 savage horror masterpiece LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, from legendary director Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm St, The Hills Have Eyes, Scream). As powerful, graphic, and upsetting as when it was made almost 50 years ago. Originally banned in multiple countries, this exploitation landmark has held a place on most Top Ten Most Disturbing Films list since the day it was first released. Endlessly referenced, yet rarely seen, and justifiably feared, this is one rough ride of cinema, only for the bravest of curious film seekers. Some say it goes too far. You be the judge.
This is just the beginning. Prepare for a universe of deranged movie treasures! Worried you may not be able to handle the madness? Let our Panic Meter help guide you through the fest, revealing just how disturbing each movie is. Cant say we didnt warn you!
But we not only want to show you some of the most outrageous, mind-blowing and even sinister movies we can find...we want to see YOURS.
Were inviting any film-maker to submit your most outlandish film to screen and enter for CASH PRIZES, with categories in features, short films, music videos and even fake trailers. And there is only one criteria: all submissions must simply be as bizarre, strange, and unsettling as possible, whatever genre they are. The best, or possibly the worst, will be publicly screened at the festival, where YOU, the audience, will pick your favorites and decide who gets the prizes. Those looking to submit films can find details on the CINEMATIC PANIC page...
But thats not enough! Join us for special live performance by SHAMEFINGER playing Saturday night.
And challenge your senses by testing the boundaries of your flavor pallet with unusual food selections from our FORMIDABLE FARE menu, specially designed for the fest by Black Lodge chef and co-owner James Blair: unconventional culinary creations, bizarre snacks, and odd cuisine choices await those with adventurous tastes.
Join us for a whole weekend of brain-melting movies, music, food, and games at the new Black Lodge!
Hosted by a slew of cinema-obsessed deviants: Matthew Martin, Chad Allen Barton, John Pickle, Christian Walker, Rachel M. Taylor, Sara Kaye Larson,and Charlie Metz. And perhaps a few surprise guests...
Can your grip on reality handle just how far it can all go? Prepare to Panic...
Tickets are $20 a person for full access to every screening and event at the fest, across the entire four day schedule!
Black Lodge Video (View)
405 NORTH CLEVELAND STREET
Memphis, TN 38104
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