Join me as I intro Psychomania at Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn! Tickets are on sale now.
Part biker movie melodrama, part folk horror, and part pitch-black comedy, PSYCHOMANIA is one of the most unique products of the 70s British horror boom. Nicky Henson stars as Tom Latham, the leader of a juvenile delinquent biker gang dubbed The Living Dead who discovers the key to immortality via his dead father’s frog-obsessed path of black magic. The catch is that practitioners have to commit suicide in order to cheat death, and deals with the Devil rarely go as planned. Slapped with an X certificate on its release and slammed by the London Times as “only fit to be shown at an S.S. reunion party,” cult film fans have since resurrected the movie. See why PSYCHOMANIA is now acknowledged as a gem that offers a seasoned cast delivering sly performances against a psychedelic occult storyline. Where else can you find a supermarket chaos, a funeral at standing stones, comedy suicides, and the final, gleefully Satanic performance of George Sanders (ALL ABOUT EVE, REBECCA), all set to a groovy organ-heavy soundtrack?