Fresh from The Lonely Island (15 JUN), our friends SUPAKINO and Rio Cinema announce their 4th dose of MIDNIGHT EXCESS: a late night collab with folk horror duo, Black Decagon. Here’s all you need to know (complete with a juicy trailer).
By RADIANT CIRCUS
MIDNIGHT EXCESS is a film programme from Ranjit S. Ruprai aka SUPAKINO that brings back the thrill of late night movies and subversive double features to London’s alternative cinema scene.
After the longest day of the year, you are invited to join SUPAKINO and folk horror film duo Black Decagon for a night of ancient stone circles. The Summer Solstice Double Bill (22 JUN 23:00+, Rio Cinema) features BBC Ghost Story STIGMA (1977) back to back with British cult classic PSYCHOMANIA (1973).
Black Decagon supremos Tom Oldham and Nathaniel Metcalfe will be chatting with Ranjit about stone circles and showing their favourite clips from British cinema/TV in between the films. Expect more guests and goodies to be announced.
STIGMA (1977) d. Lawrence Gordon Clark
A young couple move into a remote country house near an ancient stone circle. They employ workmen who disturb an ancient standing stone in their garden. Expect a tale of strange supernatural forces and plenty of blood.
PSYCHOMANIA (1973) d. Don Sharp
Upon discovering a dark family secret, Tom Latham (Nicky Henson), the leader of hell-raising teen motorcycle gang “The Living Dead”, decides to take drastic measures to ensure his gang’s superiority.
Packed with gothic tropes, black humour and eccentric performances (including George Sanders’ final screen role), PSYCHOMANIA is a cult horror classic brimming with exciting action and fantastical mayhem. Expect devil-worship, seances, a mysterious locked room, magical toads and leather-clad bikers weaving between the stones of a misty ancient circle.
- Box office: now open
- Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High St, London, E8
- 22 JUNE 2019
- From 23:00 to 03.30
BLACK DECAGON FILM CLUB
Tom Oldham and Nathaniel Metcalfe started BLACK DECAGON in 2015 with a screening of Fellini’s JULIET OF THE SPIRITS introduced by its production designer Emanuele Taglietti. They followed it up with the regular FOLK HORROR CINEMA CLUB, an exploration of sub-genre, accompanied by special guests such as Ben Wheatley, Anna Savory, Robin Ince, Jonathan Rigby, James Acaster, Jonny Trunk, Piers Haggard & more.
Ranjit S. Ruprai is an independent programmer and supporter of indie cinemas, film festivals and film clubs in London. Since 2017, he has been curating friendly film screenings around fun and unusual themes including Turbans Seen On Screen at The Institute Of Light and Bombay Mix double- bills at Rio Cinema. These are often accompanied by live music, short films, cast/crew and renowned guest speakers.
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