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92Y Tribeca, one of New York's most diverse, energetic film programs has graciously let FANGORIA's Samuel Zimmerman guest curate their recurring "Beer Goggles" series. Next month, get ready for a sud-soaked double feature of THE 'BURBS and THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS!
Friday, August 17, beginning at 8 p.m. and only getting weirder (and most definitely, drunker) from there, 92Y will host my guest curated pairing of suburban nightmares THE 'BURBS and THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS in 35mm.
Here's how the night shapes up!
8 p.m. THE 'BURBS, Director: Joe Dante. 101 min. 1989. 35mm.
The angry villagers of Universal Monsters’ heyday may have transformed into complacent cul-de-sac inhabitants, but they’re no less prone to frenzied mob mentality when a family, the classically creepy Klopecs, move to Hinkley Hills and start digging. Monster kid Joe Dante’s tale of just how nuts everyone on the block really is, is the most fun, and becomes even more so through a sud-soaked lens.
10 p.m. THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, Director: Wes Craven. 102 min. 1991. 35mm.
Buried under his three landmark horrors, Wes Craven boasts a host of varied, weird and rich works, that despite the early 90s-aesthetics, still feel fresh, poignant and completely ridiculous. His darkly comedic take on the terrors of classism, gentrification and the increasing gap between the haves and have-nots, The People Under the Stairs, is informed by grungy creature kids, severed ears, heartwarming winks, incestuous suburbanites and a GIMP Dad. Way more fun than some New York Times trend-piece type deal.
Admission is just $12 for both films, so come early with that extra cash and enjoy pre-feature happy hour! You can get advanced tickets for the night, right here.
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