The Auckland leg of the New Zealand International Film Festival launches this thursday night and NZ horror fans will be getting all lathered up over the big screen premiere of The Cabin In The Woods at the Mighty Civic theatre. The theatre that King Kong destroyed is about to get its arse kicked again.
We pinky promised distributor Roadshow Films we would sell-out the gigantic Civic Theatre and kiwi horror fans have taken up the challenge and made it one of the biggest sellers at this years festival. But big is not enough for us. We need a completely sold-out cinema! So grab everyone you know and lets blow the roof off the Civic this friday night. Tickets are available here
We’re also very happy to announce that David Bruckner, one of the extremely talented directors of Sundance horror hit V/H/S is coming down to attend screenings of the spooky film and to discuss just what an unusual project this was to put together. David also co-directed one of the coolest indie horror films, The Signal, a superb feature that played a few years ago in the Incredibly Strange section. Trailer for the scary V/H/S is right here!
Other films in this years Incredibly Strange section are:
Director: Mikkel Norgaard
Blisteringly funny throughout, this hysterical Danish outing from the comedy-of-the-uncomfortable school will appeal to those who think Curb Your Enthusiasm and films like The Hangover don’t push the envelope enough.
“The funniest film of the year” – Matt Singer, IFC.com
Tuesday July 31 – 9:30pm – The Civic Theatre
Saturday August 04 – 9:30pm – Event Cinemas Queen Street
Director: Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, Radio Silence, Ti West
Funny, scary anthology about a group of louts hired to burglarise a creepy house and steal a rare VHS tape. “V/H/S delivers the thrills and chills craftily Watch it with friends.”
Includes Guest David Bruckner
Tuesday July 31 – 4:00pm – SKYCITY Theatre
Friday August 03 – 9:30pm – SKYCITY Theatre
Director: Ben Wheatley, UK
In this pitch-black comedy a pair of caravanning killers head off on a road trip through the beautiful Lake District. “The most consistently hilarious Brit-com for a good half-decade.”
Friday July 27 – 9:00pm – The Civic Theatre
Wednesday August 01 – 4:15pm – The Civic Theatre
Room 237 : Being an Inquiry into The Shining in 9 Parts
Director: Rodney Ascher
“Never less than hugely entertaining, Ascher’s film is catnip for Kubrickians and critics both professional and otherwise.” – Rob Nelson, Variety
Friday July 20 – 1:45pm Rialto Cinemas Newmarket
Wednesday July 25 – 8:20pm – Rialto Cinemas Newmarket
THIS FILM SOLD OUT ITS OTHER SESSION SO BOOK NOW
This Ain’t California
Director: Marten Persiel
A finely crafted, vividly edited and moving portrait of three friends who became part of the underground skateboarding culture in East Germany in the 70s and 80s.
Monday July 30 – 8:45pm – SKYCITY Theatre ONE SESSION ONLY
Director: Pang Ho-cheung
Country: Hong Kong
Pang Ho-cheung (the John Waters of Hong Kong) delivers a deliriously offensive comedy about the lengths a producer will go to secure funding for a feature film. “Lewd, crude and flat-out hilarious.
Thursday August 02 – 10:00pm – The Civic Theatre ONE SESSION ONLY
Henge & Young Gun In The Time
A far-out double feature from the Far East. Body horror from Japan (Henge) plus a hapless one-handed Korean detective on the search for a unique timepiece that may or may not be able to alter time itself (Young Gun in the Time).
Henge – Japan
Director/Screenplay/Editor: Ohata Hajime
Young Gun In The Time – Korea/Japan
Director/Screenplay: Oh Young-doo
Wednesday July 25 – 1:00pm – SKYCITY Theatre
Wednesday July 25 – 9:00pm – SKYCITY Theatre