Friday, October 27 - Saturday, November 4, 2023
“The explicit, gay version of THE EXORCIST you’ve always wanted, SEX DEMON will arouse and horrify you in ways you’ve never imagined! Shot partly just around the corner from IFC Center, SEX DEMON will bring our cinema back to the long gone days of sleaze and filth. A not-to-be-missed Halloweekend treat!” — Evan Schwartz, Host of The Red Eye
Preceded by LAST YEAR AT BELVEDERE, a 4 minute short film by Todd Verow. A homage to/parody of the classic film Last Year at Marienbad set in the present day at the notorious Fire Island gay guest house the Belvedere.
All hell breaks loose when John’s last-minute anniversary gift inadvertently causes his younger lover Jim to become possessed by a SEX DEMON who wreaks havoc on New York’s gay cruising spots. Openly inspired by both THE EXORCIST and its Blaxploitation cousin, Abby, J. C. Cricket’s SEX DEMON is a ferocious mix of the erotic and the grotesque that’s primed and ready to shock audiences again after being lost for the past forty years.
In the words of Gay Scene critic Bruce King, “the squeamish may not want to watch, but if you do, you won’t forget it!” Last screened theatrically in 1981 and never released on home video, SEX DEMON is a crucial—yet long-lost—piece of queer horror history that’s been preserved in 2K from a recently discovered 16mm release print.
Screening as part of our series The Red Eye
- Country USA
- Year 1975
- Running Time 60 minutes
- Format DCP
- Distributor AGFA
- Director J.C. Crickett
- Cast K. Bottler, Juan Damoe, W. Dukes
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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