Theres nothing like it, Michele Soavis surreal horror comedy Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man), based on the novel by Dylan Dog author Tiziano Sclavi. The film has long been a cult favoriteits a stellar one, alternately and perhaps incongruously grotesque, dreamy and harshly satiricalbut seems to rarely make big screen appearances and is currently out of print on Region 1 DVD. Shock Till You Drop then is very excited to present the film, along with Friday Night Frights, in an archival 35MM print at Los Angeles Cinefamily this February.
To be hosted by former Shock editor and great guy Ryan Turek, Cemetery Man will unspool, from an archival 35mm print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive, at Midnight on February 6th. If youve never seen, this is very much the way to do it.
In Cemetery Man, Rupert Everett stars as Francesco Dellamorte, a cemetery watchman whose job is to slaughter the living dead when they rise hungry from their graves. But following a tragic tryst with a lusty young widow (Anna Falchi), Francisco begins to ponder the mysteries of existence. Is there long-term satisfaction in blasting the skulls of returners? Will his imbecile assistant find happiness with the partial girl-corpse of his dreams? And if death is the ultimate act of love, can a psychotic killing spree send Dellamorte to the brink of enlightenment?
For tickets to Cemetery Man and more fantastic Cinefamily programming (including Vampires Kiss), head right here.