Psychomania | November 16 | Orbit Room | 8PM
Tickets for the 9PM screening of PSYCHOMANIA
1973 • UK • 85 minutes
Thursday, November 16th
at The Orbit Room (107 N College)
$5 dollars | 18+
Synopsis: American gave motorcycle-mad cinemagoers EASY RIDER, THE WILD ONE and THE WILD ANGELS . . . and Britain gave them PSYCHOMANIA, a tale of zombie bikers run amok that feels like an alt-Earth version of SUSPIRIA. Meet the Living Dead: a co-ed biker gang terrorizing a small English village by chasing cars off the road, buzzing pedestrians, and sporting atrocious haircuts. That is, until their longhair leader discovers the secret of eternal life under the guidance of his frog-worshipping occultist mother. Directed by Hammer veteran Don Sharp (THE KISS OF THE VAMPIRE) -- and with character names like Hatchet and Chopped Meat, spectacular low budget effects and a ghoulish ambient psych score -- PSYCHOMANIA delivers the goods.
*In partnership with The Orbit Room, The American Genre Film Archive and Vulture Video, our Cicada Underground series comes from the ethos that while as imperfect as the people who made them, genre films deserved to be screened to both enrich our lives and have a good time doing it!