MIDNIGHT EXCESS is a film programme from SUPAKINO that brings back the thrill of weird and wonderful late-night movies to London’s historic Rio Cinema.
Join us for 2 nights of Oliver Reed horror this October with Joseph Losey’s THE DAMNED (1962) and David Cronenberg’s THE BROOD (1979). Film writer MILLICENT THOMAS will be chatting with RANJIT S. RUPRAI before each film: expect creepy kids, bodily mutations and scientific experiments gone awry!
Doors 23:00 / Intro + Film 23:30
£10.00 / £9.00 via Rio Cinema
THE BROOD (1979) Dir. David Cronenberg
40 years ago the Rio was born and the strange creatures of The Brood were born! Cronenberg’s 4th film is a very personal and shocking cinematic response to the family trauma of his own divorce. Oliver Reed is Dr. Hal Raglan, the pioneer of a strange, experimental form of psychotherapy. He holds sway over his patients like a cult-leader and isolates Nola Carveth (Samantha Eggar) from her husband and their marital issues to work on her rage with deadly, monstrous results.
“Never before have you come this close to the edge of terror. Never before have you faced anything so strange and sinister, so bizarre and unnerving. Never until now.”
Film writer Millicent Thomas and Ranjit S. Ruprai of SUPAKINO will be chatting on stage about the film beforehand. Get there early for some Oliver Reed extras.
Millicent Thomas is a proud Mancunian writer on film and pop culture. She has been an editor and podcast host at Screen Queens for over two years, working to raise female and LGBTQ+ voices in film criticism. Her work can be seen in the likes of Little White Lies, Dazed, and SciFiNow and she can be found spreading the good word about 2018's Tomb Raider on Twitter @MillicentOnFilm