WE BID YOU WELCOME!
Mike Hunchback here, your host. SEMINAL PSYCHOSIS is the new home for all my film related writing and events (some old classic pieces to be imported in the near future). We wanna kick things off BIG here at SEMINAL PSYCHOSIS and what's bigger than the area's coolest new movie theater, ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE in YONKERS: http://drafthouse.com/nyc_area/yonkers teaming up with the fabulous freaks at Fangoria to screen Jeff Lieberman's classic of worm-infested mania? Director in attendance!
From a previous I KISS THE SCREEN post:
1976's SQUIRM had life on drive-in screens as well as hard-tops, before
its Orion VHS release cemented it in the American gore-hound
consciousness forever. The man behind the camera was Mr. Jeff
Lieberman, and with some talented help (not least of which was make-up
maestro Rick Baker, providing so many of the film's great gross-outs) he
made his debut feature quite a memorable outing. SQUIRM is one of
those rare and funny films that while piling on the horror-film cliches
still manages to actually break out of that mold - something Lieberman
seems be very good at. It's a movie about killer worms, somehow mutated
by a lightning storm, that slowly and slimily begin to take over a
small town; the town wallflower and her nerdy city boyfriend being the
only ones who seem to be able to stop it. SQUIRM also showcases
Lieberman's ability to make a solid film, as hokey as the plot gets, it
never loses steam, continuing with increasing speed towards a weird and
bloody crescendo. One gets the feeling the director himself was getting
excited to see everything and everyone in the film completely covered
in writhing worms.
Sat. August 17th, 10 PM
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE YONKERS