FRANK HENENLOTTER: BRAIN DAMAGED
October 11-13 at the Trylon
Inspired by the B-movie masters, Frank Henenlotter became a key 1980s schlockmeister, crafting smarter-than-average exploitation satires designed to dig under the skin of an uptight audience.
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(1982, DCP, 91m) w/Kevin Van Hentenryck, Terri Susan Smith, Beverly Bonner. A filthy tale of vengeance played semi-straight. Surgically separated from his mutant conjoined twin, Duane (Van Hentenryck) totes the discarded sibling, in a basket, on a trip through the boroughs of New York. Together, they exact bloody, uproarious revenge on the doctors who wronged them. FRI 7:00 SAT 9:00 SUN 5:00
(1988, DCP, 84m) w/Rick Hearst, Gordon MacDonald, Jennifer Lowry. A disgusting blue creature attached to Brian’s (Hearst) brainstem gets him high but requires him to supply human victims in return. Hennenlotter’s second film is both a parody of drug-exploitation films and the ultimate stoner splatter movie. FRI 9:00 SAT/SUN 7:00