The VoidOctober 10 | 9:45pm / Special Free Screening / West Coast Premiere
West Coast Premiere
During a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter runs into a blood soaked figure in the woods. However rushing the young man to the hospital only unleashes an otherworldly horror which threatens everything he stands for.
Welcome to the world of …. The Void! A Carpenter-esque nightmare that has everything in it from practical effects to Cronenberg body-morph monsters, it is the brilliant distillation of every genre film we’ve ever loved.
Daniel Carter is a police officer who likes the humdrum nature of his life. However; a chance encounter with a bloodied figure in the woods sees him rushing to the hospital to save the injured man’s life – what he doesn’t know is that he’s not alone. As strange figures from a cult slowly surround the hospital and lay siege to the unfortunate inhabitants , there’s an ever bigger threat growing inside: the dead patients are turning into something inhuman and Carter finds himself leading a desperate band of survivors deeper and deeper into the subterranean depths of the hospital to find a way to escape the nightmare.
It’s a joy to witness Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski collaborating again after their work on ‘Father’s Day’ and it’s great to see that not only have they not lost any their exploitation edge but also have found even more gruesome depths to mine.
Boasting stellar practical effects and fantastic creature design, ‘The Void’ is the bastard child of the old masters of horror cinema – it’s both an homage to the brilliant horrors we enjoyed visiting but also an entirely new beast in its own right. The setting is familiar but it’s what the duo with to subvert all we’re expecting that takes ‘The Void’ to the next level – low-grade unease quickly leaves way to full-blown madness and people are torn asunder, turn into grotesque and beautiful monsters and the cult slowly lay waste to any that dare defy them – this is 80’s Carpenter gone full blast and you world will not be the same again once you’ve witnessed it.
Boasting a killer score, some terrific camerawork and the best depiction of Hell since Fulci ever laid eyes on the Beyond, ‘The Void’ will take you, shake you and make sure you’re never ever the same again.
Director: Jeremy Gillespie, Steven Kostanski
Country: United States
Runtime: 90 minutes