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The Italian Horror Film Festival returns to the Colonial Theatre for an all-nighter featuring five favorites plucked from Splatterfest’s past!
The 2022 selection is filled with incredibly strange, gory Italian horror cinema. Delight in the macabre madness.
Please note: Ticketholders who pre-ordeed a boxed meal from Dixie Picnic can pick up their orders from Concessions during the 20-minute break between The Beyond and Demons. Please note: the cutoff for food reservations was Monday, Aug 15.
Children under 17 must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket prices include the Processing Fee. This fee will be added at check out. Tickets are available with cash, check, or credit card at the Colonial Theatre Box Office, or online. No member or guest passes are accepted for this event.
Films below are listed in the evening’s running order but timing is subject to change:
7:00 PM – 8:25 PM The Beyond (35mm)
20 min break – Pick Up Food Orders at Concessions
8:45 PM – 10:10 PM Demons (35mm)
20 min break
10:30 PM – 12:15 AM What Have You Done to Solange? (DCP)
15 min break
12:30 AM – 2:00 AM Blood & Black Lace (DCP)
10 min break
2:10 AM – 4:15 AM Deep Red (DCP)
What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)
Massimo Dallamano. Italy. 1hr 47 min. DCP
Restoration courtesy of Arrow Films and the American Genre Film Archive.
Backed by Ennio Morricone’s abundantly creepy score, this giallo whodunit finds Fabio Testi (Revolver, Garden of the Finzi-Continis) as a college prof with a taste for his female students who’s blamed for a string of murders. Top-shelf arthouse filmmaking, endless jazzy twists. And, director Massimo Dallamano was cinematographer on Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More! A sexually sadistic killer is preying on the girls of St. Mary’s school. Student Elizabeth witnessed one of the murders, but her hazy recollections of a knife-wielding figure in black do nothing to further the police’s investigations. Why is the killer choosing these young women? And what does it have to do with a girl named Solange?
Anticipating the eerie magic of Suspiria, Deep Red finds Dario Argento and creative partner Daria Nicolodi presenting a simple, Christmas-set slasher. At least, that’s what it appears to be. But within two minutes, it’s obvious that there’s nothing “simple” about Deep Red at all. With this movie, Argento perfected the classy, ultra-violent sub-genre that would come to be known as giallo—and also perfected playing audiences like a fiddle. This includes Goblin’s soundtrack, which is a spook-a-delic prog-rock masterpiece that beautifully complements the movie’s dreamy mood.
There are two types of admission for this event: Film Tickets (without food add-on) and Food + Film. After you purchase your ticket online, be sure to specify your sandwich type (choose from one of 10 options) using this online form.
Adult: $25 with $5 fee
Food + Film Ticket
Adult: $40 ($15 food, $25 admission, $5 fee)
Member: $35 ($15 food, $25 admission)
The Official Event Merchandise:
Our Splatterfest X t-shirt design marks our first collaboration with Sons of Thunder Studios. A limited number of T-shirts will be available at the event. Stay tuned for additional details on unique merch for the event.