Ohio Horror Showcase: THE DEAD NEXT DOOR + BEYOND DREAM'S DOOR
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Double-Feature of THE DEAD NEXT DOOR + BEYOND DREAM'S DOOR
Doors 7 p.m., First Movie 7:30 p.m.
$10, no refunds or exchanges
Scuzzy, lo-fi '80s horror at its most depraved and vibrant.
There must've been a toxic cloud lingering over Ohio for the latter half of 1989, because within the span of a few months two seminal DIY horror classics were unleashed on unsuspecting locals before escaping the confines of that state to terrorize the home video market -- THE DEAD NEXT DOOR and BEYOND DREAM'S DOOR.
Financed by of all people Sam Raimi with the money he made from EVIL DEAD II and shot on 8mm by an enthusiastic 19 year-old horror fan over a number of years, THE DEAD NEXT DOOR is a micro-budget splatterpunk zombie opus. Ripped from the dark recesses of indie horror auteur J.R. Bookwalter's warped skull, the film is a semi-comedic, mostly horrifying mash-up of religious satire and extreme gore.
Conjuring a hypnopompic tone similar to the waking nightmares of writers like H.P. Lovecraft and Thomas Ligotti, BEYOND DREAM'S DOOR is the story of a college student who's dreams begin bleeding into the real world and claiming the lives of his friends and family. Dubbed by trash film critic Joe Bob Briggs as, "One of the strangest films [he'd] ever seen," BEYOND DREAM'S DOOR utilizes grisly practical effects to drag you through a macabre tour of a young man's disturbed mind.
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