Volume 1, Issue 4 / July 1997

Indie Horror

In this issue

Picking up on Totaro’s essay from Issue 2, Offscreen reviews three defiantly independent horror movies, Love God, Aftermath, and Kissed. Rounding out the issue is a report on the 1997 Fantasia Film Festival.

1) Love God
Donato Totaro , – 21-07-97
The Love God is easily one of the most wildly inventive, original American genre films of recent years. It seems to re-invent itself as it goes along, spewing forth a barrage of sound and image that defies easy genre categorisation or simple plot syn

2) Necrophilic Art: Kissed and Aftermath
Donato Totaro , – 22-07-97

Both the Canadian Kissed and Spanish Aftermath deal with the taboo subject of necrophilia. However, the respective filmmakers Lynne Stopkewich and Nacho Cerdà are as far apart in approach as there native countries are geographically.

3) Fant-Asia Report 1
Donato Totaro , – 22-07-97

The square block from Bleury to Saint-Alexandre is so abuzz with Fant-Asia energy it should be christened “Chanville.” It surely felt that way when about 200 perturbed fans were turned away from a sold out screening of Jackie Chan’s Drun

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