Killtown Death Fest

Virus Bio

Again this year we will have the honor of hosting VIRUS Cinema during KTDF. Friday and Saturday afternoon you will be able to kick back and watch some cult classics handpicked by Jens Franco to mess up your minds.

The programme will include the following films:
TENEBRE
DARIO ARGENTO, 1982, 97 MIN

HELLRAISER
CLIVE BARKER, 1987, 94 MIN.

VIRUS CINEMA aka VIRUS BIO is a 10 year old Copenhagen film club which specialises in off-beat, strange and controversial movies from horror to arthouse. KTDF and VIRUS CINEMA worked together before on the previous editions of the Fest’

Krigsguden aka Jens Franco. Virus Cinema boss, Devilution writer, author of ‘Kitsch, Camp & John Waters, radio DJ and singer of Tumor Warlord & Death Curse.
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TENEBRE. 1982. DARIO ARGENTO. 97 MIN.
Friday 6th 13.00/1pm in the Black Stage Room (ground floor of Pumpehuset – No admission. No seating)
After a few supernatural shockers (“Suspiria”, “Inferno”) legendary Italian horror maestro Dario Argento returned to his giallo roots with this gory and glorious thriller. An american author is on a promotion tour in Italy for his latest novel, Tenebre, when he discovers that a series of violent murders seem to be inspired by his work. High on visual style, ultra graphic bloodshed and low on logical plot twists, “Tenebre” is vintage Argento (before his career went down the toilet in the 90’s) and a bona fida giallo masterpiece with a haunting score by Goblin who performed at Metal Magic Festival last year. The stunning and outrageous camera work by Luciano Tovoli (“Suspiria”, Michelangelo Antonioni’s “The Passenger”) alone deserved an Academy Award!

HELLRAISER. 1987. CLIVE BARKER. 94 MIN.
Saturday 7th 13.00/1pm in the Black Stage Room (ground floor of Pumpehuset – No admission. No seating)

“No tears, please. It’s a waste of good suffering!”. British horror cinema wasn’t in the best shape in mid-80’s after the heydays of Hammer horror in the 60’s and 70’s. Then a new voice came on the scene called Clive Barker who based his first feature on his “The Hellbound Heart” novel published the year before. Like Lucio Fulci’s “The Beyond” which VIRUS CINEMA showed at KTDF last year, “Hellraiser” is a unique and gory cosmic journey into other diabolical dimensions and became an instant cult hit for horror conneiseurs around the world which spawned a franchise and countless sequels (Motörhead recorded the theme song for “Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth”). Pinhead and the cenobites are now pop culture icons and Clive Barker went to Hollywood, but the first movie is by far the best and most mindblowing in the “Hellraiser” series.