THE VALLEY (OBSCURED BY CLOUDS)
LA VALLÉE
1972, Janus Films, 106 min, France, Dir: Barbet Schroeder

Viviane (Bulle Ogier) is in New Guinea looking for rare feathers when she meets four European hippies on a quest to find a mythical valley paradise. Joining the quartet, Viviane embarks on a journey of self-discovery, encountering free love, psychedelic drugs and indigenous Mapuga tribesmen along the way. Featuring gorgeous cinematography by Néstor Almendros and an appropriately enigmatic soundtrack by Pink Floyd.


LIFEFORCE
1985, MGM Repertory, 101 min, UK, Dir: Tobe Hooper

Sex-starved space vampire Mathilda May terrorizes the world while looking for something to wear, in director Tobe Hooper’s gleeful, over-the-top sci-fi flick - one of the great pulp movies of the 1980s. Steve Railsback co-stars as the love-struck astronaut dazzled by May’s charms, with help from Peter Firth as a government agent and “Star Trek's" Patrick Stewart as the head of an asylum. Co-starring Frank Finlay, Michael Gothard (THE DEVILS).


SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN
1970, MGM Repertory, 95 min, Dir: Gordon Hessler

The London police’s investigation of brutal murders by a mod, superhuman vampire (Michael Gothard) leads to the discovery of a vast conspiracy - and mad scientist Vincent Price’s stolen-organs-and-limbs experiments. A moody, fast-paced thriller that delivers, as the movie poster promises, "Triple distilled horror…as powerful as a vat of boiling acid With Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Judy Huxtable.


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