SALOON CINEMA: The Soultangler (1987) Projected on VHS! – MOVED TO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
Thursday, Oct 15 | 7:30 PM
MOVED TO THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15!
Saloon Cinema at Lyric Hall Presents
THE SOULTANGLER (1987) Projected on VHS!
Introduction by Lyric Hall Programmer, Joe Fay
Doors 6 PM
ONE SCREENING ONLY at 7:30PM
BLEEDING SKULL VIDEO on THE SOULTANGLER:
Insane genius Dr. Anton Lupesky has worked in seclusion to develop the experimental drug Anphorium, which allows its user to inhabit any fresh corpse they wish. But this medical miracle has its price, as it transforms its user into a rabid maniac bent on the annihilation of our species. This epic of outsider filmmaking creates a unique, sometimes dreamlike suspension that’s punctuated with jarring moments of severe visceral hysteria. Though the actors are friends and in-laws and the sets are basements and garages, there’s an earnest devotion to truly unique storytelling that elevates The Soultangler beyond kitsch and into deeply unsettling territory. If H.P. Lovecraft rose from his grave in the late ’80s with a 16mm camera, ten severed heads, and a case of Schlitz, this would be the result.
Produced on Long Island by filmmaker Pat Bishow, The Soultangler was briefly released on VHS in Canada and Korea before disappearing completely. The BLEEDING SKULL! VIDEO release of The Soultangler marks the first release of the movie on home video in the United States.