Friday, December 11 - Saturday, December 12, 2015

Studio archive 35mm print

“Wholesome college boy Jonathan (Berg) is beset by nightmares, visions of mayhem which are subsequently enacted in real life by serial killer Horace Pinker (Pileggi). When his foster family and girlfriend come under the knife, the teenager uses his ‘psychic bond’ to facilitate Pinker’s arrest and electrocution. The massive shock turns Pinker into a vengeful entity who can travel through bodies, televisions and household wiring with ease… This finds Craven returning to his low budget origins, delivering straightforward kinetic horror with unapologetic brashness, his usual preoccupations to the fore: psychic dream states, parental guilt revisited upon children, the intrusion of a chaotic, alternative world into comfy suburbia.” – Time Out (London)

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1989
  • Running Time 100 minutes
  • Director Wes Craven

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