Capital Celluloid 2024 — Day 24: Wed Jan 24

Boardinghouse (Wintergate, 1982): Genesis Cinema, 8.45pm

Genesis Cinema introduction:
Boardinghouse is a 1982 supernatural slasher film directed, written by, and starring musician John Wintergate (who plays two different roles and created the film’s special effects). It was the first ever shot-on-video horror film to be blown up to 35mm and released theatrically in the USA. We don’t think Boardinghousehas ever officially been certified for a UK release.

In celebration of its unicorn status, Token Homo is showing the original theatrical cut of BOARDINGHOUSE, preserved from a 35mm release print. A longer cut exists based on the original 3/4” master tape. That version plays with the ‘Horror Vision’ gimmick, warning of extreme violence by flashing a gloved fist up on screen (proving you can have too much of a good thing…).

“This unworldly slasher transforms into a sleazy, hallucinogenic maelstrom of gore, sex, chainsaws, pie fights, killer refrigerators, jacuzzis, beds that eat people, a new wave band called 33 1/3, and a leading lady known only as Kalassu.” – AGFA

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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