DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN
1971, 91 min, Dir: Al Adamson

Al Adamson’s low-budget, epic masterpiece began shooting as a biker picture called THE BLOOD SEEKERS. Initially shelved, the film was suddenly brought back to life as a monster movie and became one of the most beloved and entertaining B-films of the ’70s. It features Oscar-nominated actor J. Carrol Naish (HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN) as the mad scientist hell-bent on revenge, with horror legend Lon Chaney Jr. co-starring - not as Dracula or Frankenstein but as Groton, a puppy-loving, ax-wielding maniac. With Adamson alum and wife Regina Carrol, WEST SIDE STORY’s Russ Tamblyn, Jim Davis from TV’s “Dallas,” Zandor Vorkov (as a Frank-Zappa-in-KISS-makeup-styled Count Dracula) and a cameo from the great Forrest J. Ackerman.


THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND
2018, Netflix, 122 min, USA/France/Iran, Dir: Orson Welles

Legendary director Jake Hannaford (John Huston) celebrates his 70th birthday - which also happens to be the final day of his life - with a Hollywood party to end all Hollywood parties, a gathering in which the aging filmmaker confronts friends, enemies and his own demons in a whirlwind of vibrant celebration and scathing bitterness. Director Orson Welles calls back to his own CITIZEN KANE with another portrait of a larger-than-life titan, while also riffing on European art cinema of the era and looking forward to the new Hollywood that was already eclipsing his own. Peter Bogdanovich stars as a fictionalized version of himself - a hot young director surpassing his idol in terms of success and prestige - as do other major filmmakers and historians like Paul Mazursky, Dennis Hopper, Henry Jaglom and Joseph McBride. A love and hate letter to Hollywood that still looks modern more than 40 years after Welles began it, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND is a late masterpiece by one of the greatest directors who ever lived.


TWISTED NIGHTMARE
1987, 95 min, USA, Dir: Paul Hunt

A group of teenagers hits the summertime jackpot as they win a trip to their childhood camp. But reliving their youth isn't on the agenda as a killer stalks and murders them one by one. Now the survivors have to figure out who or what is after them before they end up trading in their sleeping bags for body bags.


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