BUZZARD
2014, Oscilloscope Laboratories, 97 min, USA, Dir: Joel Potrykus

From the director of APE and “Coyote” comes this hellish and hilarious riff on the struggles of the American working class. Marty (Joshua Burge) is a caustic, small-time con artist drifting from one scam to the next. When his latest ruse goes awry, mounting paranoia forces him from his lousy small town temp job to the desolate streets of Detroit with nothing more than a pocket full of bogus checks, a dangerously altered Nintendo Power Glove … and a very bad temper.


SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE
2000, Lionsgate, 90 min, UK/USA/Luxembourg, Dir: Elias Merhige

This fictional meditation about F.W. Murnau (John Malkovich) and the making of NOSFERATU is based on the conceit that the director was so determined to make the most authentic movie ever that he employed a real vampire, Max Schreck (Willem Dafoe), to play the title character. Attributing Schreck's weird behavior and ghastly appearances to "Method" acting, Murnau indulges his leading man's every exigency, shooting only at night and at the remote locations the "actor" calls home. But Schreck hungers for human blood, and as cast and crew fall ill at a terrifying rate, Murnau races to finish his film before Schreck finishes him. An exceedingly witty exploration of creation, in which demanding artist and demanding star - the genius and the monster - reveal their uncontrollable, potentially destructive but unusually seductive compulsions.


HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN
aka BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL
1974, 89 min, Spain, Dir: Carlos Aured

International horror icon Paul Naschy shreds his renowned lycanthropic persona and submerges himself into the dark and unsettling world of giallo. Suffering from recurring dreams of murder, an ex-convict (Naschy) is hired as a caretaker of an estate owned by three very strange sisters. But shortly after his arrival, his nightmares turn to reality as a killer stalks blue-eyed women to remove their eyes.


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