EZC Presents – A Creepy House Double Bill

The House With The Laughing Windows (1976, dir. Pupi Avati)
A remote Italian village harbors unspeakable secrets as young Stefano ┬ádiscovers when he arrives to restore a decaying painted fresco on the local church’s walls depicting the slaughter of St. Sebastian. Townspeople whisper that the original artist painted directly from real life, with models tortured and murdered all in the name of art. Suddenly a new, terrifying chain of murders begins, and Stefano finds himself caught in a chilling web of madness and unspeakable horror from which he may never escape!
An unusual, atmospheric giallo.
The House By The Cemetery (1981, dir. Lucio Fulci)
Dr. Norman Boyle, of the New York Historical Society, accepts a research assignment abandoned by a colleague who has committed suicide. The project requires the researcher to temporarily take up residence in a New England mansion along with his wife, Lucy and their son. Norman discovers his colleague had become consumed with the history of the home’s original owner, a turn-of-the-Century surgeon named Dr. Freudstein who possessed a fondness for illegal experiments. Further investigation reveals Freudstein had found a way to stay alive by using cells derived from fresh human blood. The Boyles find out the hard way that the maggot-stuffed, undead doctor remains lurking in the shadows of the house, killing anybody who crosses his path.
A classic Fulci gorefest, it’s up there with “The Beyond” and “City of the Living ┬áDead”, and in common with those films, it favours an unnerving atmosphere mixed with visceral shocks over coherence. Just sit back and enjoy the decapitations.
Wednesday 28th November
The Banshee Labyrinth
Niddry Street
Edinburgh
7.30pm, free!

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