2017’s horror-film for horror-fans; a Carpenter-inspired work of madness.
This screening is part of: LATE NIGHTS AT THE ART
With shades of H.P. Lovecraft, Hellraiser, & The Thing, but on its own demented path, The Void is a “gloriously unfettered throwback to the wild days of 80s horror” (TimeOut). Police officer Carter (Aaron Poole) discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road, he rushes him to a local hospital with a bare-bones, night shift staff. As cloaked, cult-like figures surround the building, the patients and staff inside start to turn ravenously insane. Trying to protect the survivors, Carter leads them into the depths of the hospital where they discover a gateway to immense evil. (2017, Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski, Canada, 90 min, R, DCP)
“A lively, layered throwback to the days when splatter auteurs like John Carpenter, George Romero and Lucio Fulci ruled the drive-in.” -Los Angeles Times
“In the Eighties, released widely in theaters, The Void could have been a franchise-starter. It’ll probably be harder to find today, but it rewards the effort.” -Village Voice
“The best ’80s horror throwback in years.” -Slash Film
“Lovecraftian horror that disorients with a vicious nightmare logic.” -Fangoria