Thursday, October 4, 2012

WAKE IN FRIGHT at the Film Forum Starts Tomorrow!

Here is a film proving once again that the best thrillers are about being at the wrong place at the wrong time. This 70's flick plays out like a lot of horror movies filmed after it. A traveler on his way to see loved ones gets stuck for one night in a remote town and lands into a heap of messed up trouble. In this 1971 film directed by Ted Kotcheff ("Fun with Dick and Jane '77, First Blood '82, and Weekend at Bernie’s '89) a teacher is tested with boozing, gambling, sex and other vices. Thought to be lost this film had been a little known rite of passage for all fans of the strange and unkempt. With people like Nick Cave, calling it - 'the most terrifying film about Australia in existence." Now with an original negative found in of all places, Pittsburgh, the Film Forum has the new restoration by The National Film and Sound Archives of Australia. So go down and get a warm up of the Halloween movie season with this graphic 70's thriller that will shock you as well as make you smile with it's morbid sense of humor.

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