Free screening of PLAGUE TOWN with director David Gregory this Wednesday at the Ritz!
Director David Gregory (not the host of Meet the Press) is one of those guys whose work you've seen many times without knowing it. As a documentary filmmaker, he's directed such excellent works as IFC's THE SPAGHETTI WEST, THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE SHOCKING TRUTH and BAN THE SADIST VIDEOS! But Gregory's work has also been seen in as supplemental features to some of the greatest cult films of all time: HEATHERS, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, HENRY:PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, SALON KITTY, FAST COMPANY (where he also shared the commentary track with David Cronenberg), and MANIAC, which housed the terrific doco, THE JOE SPINELL STORY. If you own DVDs from such companies as Anchor Bay Entertainment, Blue Underground, Dark Sky Films, and Gregory's own Severin Films, you've seen, and no doubt appreciated, his work. Now, David Gregory has stepped behind the camera for PLAGUE TOWN, his first feature film, and he's bringing it to the Alamo Drafthouse for a special free screening this Wednesday!
The film tells the tale of a dysfunctional family's vacation to the Irish countryside that encounters a village of diseased, deformed and decidedly homicidal residents. Praised by STREET TRASH creator Roy Frumkes as "one of the very few memorable horror flicks of the year, with daring forays into areas fright films generally fear to tread in their adherence to ‘genre rules’", PLAGUE TOWN will be screening this Wednesday at 9:50pm, with a Q&A with David Gregory to follow after the screening. We will also have free DVDs to give away from Dark Sky Films, the producers of PLAGUE TOWN.
And when that's done, stick around for the Weird Wednesday presentation of the incredible THE SINFUL DWARF, which David's own DVD label, Severin Films, is releasing at the end of the month. David is supplying us with the print and will have some advance copies to give away. Can't say no to this!