Foreign Frights: A Horror Film Festival

Event Information

Date & Time
October 31, 2013 - 12:00pm to 11:00pm
Location
Gallery
Location Information
Event Type
Film

Tired of zombies? Sick of serial killers? Bored with your average, run-of-the-mill American horror movies? Broaden your haunted horizons this Halloween and stop by the International Studies all-day screening of horror movies from around the world!! Films from India, Thailand, Russia, France,Brazil and Spain - spooky, silly and everything in between.

12:00 noon -VEERANA (India, 1988) Campy Bollywood horror at its best/worst. The spirit of a witch possesses the body of a young girl, who starts murdering lots of people. Dismemberment! Destruction!! Singing and Dancing!!!

2:30pm - A MEIA NOITE LEVAREI SUA ALMA (Brazil, 1964) One of Brazil's first horror films. Local undertaker Coffin Joe seeks the perfect woman to bear him a superhuman child, but the ghost of one of his victims decides to take him down.... to HELL.

4:00 pm - NANG NAK (Thailand,1999) Classic Thai ghost story of a man who returns from war and resumes living happily with his wife and infant son. The catch? His wife is dead, and bad things seem to happen to everyone who tries to tell him this.

5:45 pm - VIY (Sviet Union,1967) The first Soviet-era horror film. A young monk is charged with praying over the body of a dead witch for three nights, with only a circle of chalk to protect him from all the fiends of Hell. And I do mean fiends. There's a lot of fiends here.

7:15 pm - LES YEUX SANS VISAGE (France,1960) When the body of a young woman with a mangled face is discovered, it leads to a chain of startling revelations. Think the world's first full-face transplant didn't occur until 2010? Think again.

9:00 pm - DEVIL'S BACKBONE (Spain,2001) Typically, when you see the phrases "orphanage," "Spanish civil war" and "unexploded bomb", you suspect that something unpleasant is going to happen. That's certainly the case in Guillermo del Toro's chilling ghost story.

Films provided by the Askwith Media Library.

 

Additional Infomation

Host Contact
szalays szalays@umich.edu
Page maintained by Ian Demsky
Last modified: 09/02/2014