Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Capital Celluloid 2018 - Day 146: Mon Jun 4

Xtro (Davenport, 1982): Institute of Light, 7.30pm


This cult British sci-fi film screening is a Cigarette Burns film club production. Which means you're guaranteed a killer evening. The film's prioducer, Mark Forstater, is the special guest.

Time Out review:
A British horror picture incompetent enough to be prime drive-in fodder, if only we had such a thing, this throws together in random fashion a mish-mash of all the half-remembered elements from recent hungry alien films. Telekinesis, melting telephones, randy au pair girls getting sliced in the shower, pumas in the living-room, and - nastiest scene of the month - a woman giving birth to a fully-grown man, who then bites off his own placenta. The Xtro creature is a warty lizard which snatches family men off to its space craft for three years at a stretch; but its greatest service to mankind seems to be a taste for eating the drivers of Volvo estate cars, which is very heartening.
Chris Peachment


Here (and above) is the trailer.

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