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|09.30.15||Alamo South Lamar||This Screening is part of event: FantasticFest 2015|
Kier-la Janisse came back into town to promote her new Spectacular Optical book: Satanic Panic. For the screening, they did a half hour presentation explaining the time in the 80s and 90s where America bacame obsessed with devil worshipers. They even showed clips from 20/20 and the Geraldo Rivera special during the height of the panic. That part was really great.
The movie they showed was this early 80s Carrie rip-off starring Clint Howard. Like a lot of exploitation films, it's more extreme than Carrie in almost every way. The world's hatred toward Coopersmith is more extreme, the religious furor is more extreme, and the climactic gore is also more extreme. In this movie, Howard sort of resurrects an ancient demonic priest with the help of his Apple IIe, then pledges allegiance to the devil in order to kill all the bullies who spent the last 70 minutes making fun of him.
It's a really fun movie in that Terror Tuesday vein. It was pretty clear that the print was edited as most of the gore money shots were quickly snipped and replaced with reaction shots - that stole a lot of the thunder I think - but it was still fun to watch with a crowd.