Michele De Angelis' Horror Picture Show - Oct. 31 to Nov. 4

Sponsored by Shockproof, the event that was a great success in 2015 is back: the Michele De Angelis' Horror Picture Show in 35mm.. The film event will begin on October 31 and end on November 4. Festival locations are the CITY OF THE OTHER ECONOMY and the MACRO TESTACCIO in Rome.

During these five days rare and unobtainable films from the private collections of Michele De Angelis (producer and director) and Simone Starace will be screened. Both are the creators of Shockpoof, the new Italian label specializing in cinema of worship (Italian and otherwise).

During the festival aimed at celebrating 35mm films, in addition to such well-known films as The Cube and Jacob's Ladder, will be screened such unobtainable classics as The Cannibal man, Blue Sunshine and The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie, all in vintage Italian prints, for a total of 15 must-see films.

In addition to film screenings, there will be a video market, thematic exhibitions and meetings with authors.

For info and contacts:

Michele De Angelis
+ 39 3407108662

Simone Starace


The PROGRAM of Michele De Angelis' Horror Picture Show in 35mm.:


7 p.m.
Day of the Animals (Day of the Animals)
USA 1977, 35mm Scope 2.35:1, Color, 97 minutes
directed by: William Girdler (director of cult films "Abby," "Grizzly" and "Manitou the Evil Spirit")
with: Christopher George, Leslie Nielsen, Lynda Day George
Eco-revenge in which a group of tourists must face dozens of vicious beasts in the heart of a forest with a disrupted ecosystem.

9 p.m.
Amityville Possession (Amityville II: The Possession)
USA 1982, 35mm 1.85:1, Color,104 minutes
directed by: Damiano Damiani
with: James Olson, Burt Young, Rutanya Alda
A story of spirits, possession and exorcism in which a young man, guided by evil, will be guilty of horrible crimes.
Masterpiece of horror cinematography, masterpiece of Damiano Damiani. Best chapter in the saga.

11:59 p.m.
One minute to midnight (3615 code Père Noël)
FRANCE 1990, 35mm 1.85:1, Color, 87 minutes
directed by: René Manzor
with: Brigitte Fossey, Louis Ducreux, Patrick Floersheim
The protagonist of this Christmas horror is Thomas, a little boy who has always wanted to meet Santa Claus. Visiting him, however, will be a psychopath disguised as Santa Claus.


6:30 pm
The dolls of desire (The Strangler)
USA 1964 35mm 1.85:1, B&W, 89 minutes
directed by: Burt Topper
with: Victor Buono, David McLean, Diane Sayer
Leo looks like a good boy. He likes girls and dolls, loves to take care of them but also loves to strangle them to death.
The story of the film is inspired by the real case of the Boston Strangler.
Absent from screens for 50 years!

8:30 pm
Jacob's Ladder (Jacob's Ladder)
USA 1990 35mm 1.85:1, Color, 113 minutes
directed by: Adrian Lyne
With: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello
A Vietnam War veteran (played by Oscar winner Tim Robbins) begins to suffer from hallucinations that pull him into a world where nightmares and reality merge into one.
Adrian Lyne's best film.

10:30 p.m.
Blue Sunshine (Blue Sunshine) 40th Anniversary
USA 1977 35mm 1.85:1, Color, 94 minutes
directed by: Jeff Lieberman
with: Zalman King, Deborah Winters, Mark Goddard
A drug called "Blue Sunshine" turns people who take it into crazed killers. Chaos breaks out on the streets of Los Angeles, but who is responsible for it all?
Marking its 40th anniversary, Jeff Lieberman's cult hit that has been missing from Italian screens since its release returns.


6:30 pm
Laser man (Laserblast)
USA 1978, 35mm 1.66:1, Color, 85 minutes
directed by: Michael Rae
with: Kim Milford, Cheryl Smith, Gianni Russo
Billy is the classic teenager who is a bit of a loser and a victim of bullying. Finding an alien weapon abandoned in the desert, the boy will use it to avenge the wrongs he has suffered, but the consequences of his actions will be terrible.
Forty years after its theatrical release, Rae's little cult hit is with us again.

8:30 pm
Detector (The Chain Reaction)
Australia 1980, 35mm 1.85:1, Color, 92 minutes
directed by: Ian Barry
with: Steve Bisley, Arna-Maria Winchester, Ross Thompson
An earthquake tremor causes a leak of radioactive material from a storage facility. Contrary to the company he works for, an engineer is determined to alert the public.
Excellent fanta ecology film that combines the themes of Chinese syndrome to the awesomeness of Mad Max.

10:30 pm
Flesh Gordon, round trip from planet Porn (Flesh Gordon)
USA 1974, 35mm 1.66.1, Color, 70 minutes
directed by: Michael Benveniste, Howard Ziehm
with: Suzanne Fields, Jason Williams, Joseph Hudgins
Erotic adaptation of the well-known Flash Gordon comic strip. To save the earth from sex rays, Flesh reaches the distant planet Porno. Here he must face a thousand obstacles including fighting the fearsome Penosaurs. At his side are Dale Ardor and Dr. Jerkoff.
Spectacular special effects. Unmissable.


6:30 pm
The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie (The Strange Vengeance of Rosalie)
USA 1972, 35mm 1.85:1, Color, 107 minutes
directed by: Jack Starrett (director of Running with the Devil)
with: Bonnie Bedelia, Ken Howard, Anthony Zerbe
A commercial agent is lured into the desert by a teenage girl who promises him sexual favors. The two, however, will be the prey of a fearsome criminal.
Untraceable film that inspired Stephen King to Gerald's game and Misery.

8.30 pm
Maniac Cop
USA 1988, 35mm 1.85:1, Color, 88 minutes
directed by: William Lustig (director of Maniac)
stars: Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon
A ruthless killer roams the streets of New York City, murdering innocent victims in cold blood. The criminal wears the uniform of a policeman.
Directed by cult director William Lustig, written by Larry Cohen (Baby Killer) and starring two icons Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) and Tom Atkins.
Rare 35mm copy seen very little on our screens.

10:30 pm
The Cannibal man (La semana del asesino)
SPAIN 1972, 35mm 1.85:1, Color, 94 minutes
directed by: Eloy de la Iglesia
With: Vicente Parra, Emma Cohen, Eusebio Poncela
Marco accidentally kills a person. The tragic accident will trigger in him the urge to commit horrendous crimes.
Cult film and multi-censored in Spain, like almost all of de la Iglesia's films. The Cannibal man deals with the theme of identity, including sexual identity, in a way that is both cruel and fascinating. Very rare, not to be missed.


6:30 pm
ITALY 1988, 35mm Scope 2.35:1, Color, 81 minutes
directed by: Mario Orfini
with: Trudie Styler, Gregg Henry, Bill Moseley
Gene has been left by his wife and, in revenge, the man decides to kill her by placing a very poisonous snake in her house: the Mamba.
One of the last attempts at Italian genre cinema. Not to be missed.

8 p.m.
Meeting with director and multimedia artist Mariano Baino (Dark Waters) and actress Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni (Demons 2).
Beyond the launch of Dark Waters, For the first time distributed in Italy, the two will talk about Lady M 5.1, their latest work and future plans.

8:30 pm
Cube -The Cube, 20th anniversary
CANADA 1997, 35mm 1.85:1, Color, 90 minutes
directed by: Vincenzo Natali
with: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett
Six unknown people wake up inside a cube-shaped structure that will prove to be a death trap for the unsuspecting victims.
A historical cult, a deadly cocktail of savagery, irony and suspense.

10:30 pm
The Second American Civil War (The Second Civil War), 20th anniversary
USA 1997, 35mm 1.33:1, Color, 97 minutes
directed by: Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins)
with: Beau Bridges, Joanna Cassidy, Phil Hartman
Because of immigration, the governor of the state of Idaho decides to close the borders. The president of the United States responds by sending in the army. A series of misunderstandings cause civil war to break out.
A film of shocking topicality.
Produced for the cable channel HBO, the film was aired only once and never aired again. Very rare to see it in 35mm.


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