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The Witching Hour - Late Night Folklore Unclassified 18+

Undead bikies, Satanic butlers, magic frogs and a wildly erotic and campy tale that pits a baby-faced Hugh Grant and Peter Capaldi against an ancient vampiric snake goddess. What more could you want from a cult folk-horror double feature?

From Australian-born Hammer veteran Don Sharp (The Kiss of the Vampire), Psychomania is a 1973 outlaw-bikie zombie-sploitation flick that wildly blends the more unhinged elements of A Clockwork Orange with fabulously B-grade occult folk horror and a funky psych-rock soundtrack to create a truly weird and wonderful cinematic gem, now recognised as a cult classic.

Meanwhile, the freewheeling plot of “apostle of excess” Ken Russell’s delirious 1988 disasterpiece The Lair of the White Worm involves a primordial phallic snake god and its virgin-sacrificing, vampy aristocratic acolyte; a kilt-wearing archaeology student who unearths a giant reptilian skull and thinks he has deadly bagpiping skills; a toffy young lord descended from a legendary dragon slayer; and more violently pornographic and deranged dream sequences than you ever thought one movie could contain!

In Cinema

Fri 20 Aug 9:00 pm [21421]
The Astor Theatre
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

For more venue information and for information about accessible services provided at MIFF this year, please go to miff.com.au/access.

To ensure that MIFF can provide you with the best customer service, if you require any accessibility services that MIFF offers at any MIFF venues, please book your ticket by emailing boxoffice@miff.com.au or by phone on 03 9087 3395.

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