Directed by John Frankenheimer, Seconds follows a middle-aged banker who attempts to start a new life with the help of a strange procedure in this sci-fi meets horror thriller from the 1960s. Starring Rock Hudson and experimental camera angles from cinematographer James Wong Howe.
Britt Sankofa, a local filmmaker with a passion for uniting Black history cinema, hosts a three-part showcase of Black vampire films. This 1972 cult classic, follows Blacula—an African prince turned bloodsucker thanks to the Count himself—finds himself free of a coffin and wandering Los Angeles. A Q&A hosted by Britt Sankofa will follow.
Restored from the original negative, this 1982 Indonesian film follows an emo teen. While mourning his mother's death, he encounters a terrifying world of the supernatural. Considered one of the most groundbreaking scares in Asian horror history.
Jess Franco, of Vampyros Lesbos infamy (airing later tonight!), unites with Christopher Lee to faithfully adapt Bram Stoker’s Dracula. In German, this 1970 film stars Lee as the king vamp, […]
Filmmaker Pere Potrabella dives into experimental documentary in this striking, 1972 film focused on the making of Jess Franco’s Count Dracula. The film's nightmarish imagery pairs well with candid clips of Christopher Lee, Soledad Miranda, and Franco.
Jesús Franco, who the Vatican allegedly called “the most dangerous director in the world," creates a vampire story with yen for softcore scenes and "psycho-sexadelic" tunes. Starring Ewa Stoemberg, and Heidrun Kussin this Spanish language film runs for a hot and heavy 89 minutes.
Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 1977 film—also known as Hausu—is a bit of a psychedelic ghost tale with Scooby-Doo-meets-bedtime-story-vibes and monsters realized through animation, collage, and more. A girl and her friends visit her sick aunt in the country where they encounter all walks of evil spirits.
Khat, a leaf that Sufi Muslims have used for centuries in religious contexts, is also Ethiopia's most sought-after cash crop. Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir's documentary debut illuminates khat's rituals and culture.
It's been a busy year for Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi. You've probably heard of Drive My Car, but he also directed Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy—a romantic drama released last fall.
A mother and daughter facing eviction may not sound like the funniest plot for a comedy, but Argentine-Spanish director Amalia Ulman turns the situation into hilarity in her absurdist comedy debut, El Planeta.
A school teacher finds her life turned upside down when a personal sex tape is leaked on the internet in this Romanian dramedy.
The second in a quartet of films from Nina Menkes—all starring her sister, Tinka—Queen of Diamonds has been called a remarkable and demanding masterpiece of American independent filmmaking. Dating back to 1991, this newly restored film follows a Las Vegas Blackjack dealer with a missing husband and domestic violence. Menkes, credited as a challenging and […]