Forget the Bahamas, fans of horror. This summer, New York is your paradise.
That’s because the city’s three high-rise cinemas are offering ambitious and adventurous horror movie series that are terrifying for everyone, from newcomers to tough guys.
That’s a big deal. “Horror: Message to the Monster,” Which runs for 10 weeks at the Museum of Modern Art. With over 110 features and short films, the series digs into the depths of socio-political horror cinema, with sections on gender, race, sexuality and additional concerns.
Other programs are just as interesting. Film at the Lincoln Center and Cinecittà, the esteemed Italian film studio, are contributing “Beware of Dario Argento,” The past of Argento’s 20 films is famous for its horror movie master. “Sisperia.” Directors will be in a self-selected screening.
And is hosting the Moving Image Museum. “Movies of the Dead: Romero & Co.,” An 11-film series dedicated to zombie films, and inspired by the wandering horror filmmaker George A. Romero, Who died In 2017. This is a companion. “Stay with ‘The Walking Dead'” (June 25-January 1, 2023), an exhibition on the beginnings and effects of the AMC series. Another movie program, “White Zombies: The Night of the Dragon Empire,” will be in August.
Karen Coleman, guest curator of the MOMA series, said it should come as no surprise that the three organizations were moving towards horror to “process the world”.
“We are definitely in a collective moment of turmoil, so it seems right to host horror programming in New York as a tool for both discussion and celebration,” he wrote in an email.
To make your decision making less scary, here is a horror lover’s guide to what to look for.
‘Horror: Message to the Monsters’ (June 23-September 5)
Museum of Modern Art, moma.org
Criminal pleasure: ‘The Slumber Party Massacre’ (1982)
What happens when a female director (Amy Holden Jones) and a feminist writer (Rita May Brown) get ready to make a movie about a sinister assassin with a power exercise Kills children? You get this golden age of crazed classic slashers, a movie that Encouragement continues New generation of female horror filmmakers
Must watch: ‘The last house on the left’ (1972)
Wes Creven wrote and directed the film, which seeks revenge on two young women who have been brutalized by psychopaths. This non-stop film is only for those who have a strong constitution and a curious curiosity about a game-changing but disturbing exploitative film. Consider: Howard Thompson, Reviewing For The Times, he called it a “sickening trip” and said he walked out before the movie ended.
find: ‘Jack B. Nimble’ (1993)
A great rediscovery in the series is this New Zealand horror fantasy film. Directed by Garth Maxwell, the film stars Alexis Arquette and Sarah Smith as Kennedy twins who grow up in broken homes and grow up again. In his times Take a lookStephen Holden called it an “excellent” genre film with “imaginative power and psychological cleansing”.
Throwback: ‘Deaf through temptation’ (1990)
Writer and director James Bond III is working as a young man who travels to New York to visit a friend (Cadym Hardison), but instead falls under the spell of a Socbus (Cynthia Bond). A supernatural investigator (Bill Nunn), a medium (Melba Moore) and a preacher (Samuel L. Jackson) all try to ward off evil. For a low-budget horror comedy, the film takes a surprisingly clear look at the Black Gen Xers and raises questions about friendship, sex and faith.
‘Beware of Dario Argento’ (June 17-29)
Film at the Lincoln Center, filmlinc.org
Must watch: ‘In reflections’ (1985)
Jennifer Conley plays a young student at a Swiss girls’ school in the Argentine film Psycho Thriller, who discovers that she has supernatural powers to control pests. Donald Pleas is the scientist who helps to use that power to find the killer. Great screen is the best way to experience the bug attack that dissolves the wonderful flesh of the film.
Creator: ‘Bird with crystal plumage’ (1970)
Argento’s first directive, for which he also wrote the screenplay, is a stylish example of Italian gallo. Set in Rome, this is a thriller about an American author who gets entangled in a murder mystery after seeing a woman stabbed by an intruder inside a gallery. Gore is lighter than Argento’s later films. But Gallo’s visual signature – bedding razor, dangerous light, killer in chic leather – is too much.
New baby on the block: ‘Dark glasses’ (2022)
One of the latest Argentine movies I’m excited to see, Its first Movie since received poorly “Argento’s Dracula 3D.” Ilenia Pastorelli plays a prostitute who struggles to adjust to a new life after being blinded during an escape from a murderer. According to Argento Farm, the film looks as smooth as it gets.
Films of the Dead (June 25-July 30)
Animated Photo Museum, movingimage.us
Must watch: ‘Night of the Living Dead’ (1968)
When Romero’s black and white ground breaker hits the big screen, that’s it. Romero confronted the oppressed, and for his first feature film, he cast Dwayne Jones, a black actor, who protects a group of strangers trapped under the siege of a meat-chewing indie at a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania. ۔ Movies that look at fear through the lens of social justice, especially when it comes to American racism, bow to it.
The Daughter Comedy: ‘A cut of the dead’ (2017)
Of Shinichiro Ueda the film There is a funny horror comedy about the film crew who is shooting a zombie movie in which real hungry zombies intervene. Instead of cutting and running, the director forces his cast and crew to keep rolling. What happens next is a slap in the face, butchery and, surprisingly, a meta-perfection of the heart.
Criminal pleasure: ‘Day of the Dead’ (1985)
I have a soft spot for this Tiki Domes Day story, written and directed by Romero. Set of Dystopian Future in America – one of Romero’s favorite places to see – it’s literally about a group of underground scientists and soldiers (with fragile ego) who left Earth after an apocalypse. Fight the gone zombies. The awesome special effects of Tom Savannah gave me hebby pockets during the day, and still do.