Hey, Toronto! The Orbs Of Death Zip Across The Big Screen With PHANTASM This Saturday!
Hey, Toronto! All your favorite slasher villains are coming to the big screen, projected on glorious 35mm, as part of the Twitch presented Birth Of A Villain series at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Keeping things rolling this Saturday, it's The Tall Man and his silver balls of death in Don Coscarelli's Phantasm!
With the exception of Friday The 13th - which rolls out for a midnight screening December 29th - all shows run at 10pm every Saturday night from now through the end of the year. Visit the official TIFF site for full details and to order tickets!The one-two punch of Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and John Carpenter's megahit Halloween in the 1970s put a new face to American horror movies. While previously the genre had its share of tortured, sympathetic anti-heroes (the Frankenstein Monster, the Wolf Man), this new breed of monster was a hero because of his villainy -- and the more gleefully he set about his gruesome work, the better. Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Chucky, Pinhead -- the names have become legend. Birth of a Villain takes us back to the nightmarish beginnings of these modern horror icons.
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