6 Hour Fright Night Horror Marathon

Film, Horror
Photograph: Supplied XX

Three horror movies by women directors screening in a scary car park at midnight. Where do we sign up?

The Alaska Projects Car Park in Elizabeth Bay will be the scene of a horror triple feature that has been programmed as part of the FFS (For Film's Sake) Festival.

The movies screening on that dark, eerie Saturday night will be XX, Bitch and Near Dark.

XX is a horror anthology of short work by four women (geddit?): 'The Birthday Party' by Annie Clark, 'Her Only Living Son' by Karyn Kusama, 'Don’t Fall' by Roxanne Benjamin and 'The Box' by Jovanka Vuckovic. The LA-based Benjamin (Southbound and V/H/S) will be in attendance on the night. 

Next up is Bitch by Marianna Palka – the story of a woman who snaps under life pressure and assumes the psyche of a vicious dog. Oh, we've all been there.

And lastly, to see you through to the sun's first rays, it's a classic vampire quasi-western form 1987 – Kathryn The Hurt Locker Bigalow's Near Dark, featuring that late, great movie coward, Bill Paxton. 

As the man with the deep voice says: "Pray for daylight. The night has its price." That would be $30 – a bargain for a night of cutting-edge work from some brilliant chillmeisters.

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