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Land of the Dead

August 29 to October 15, 2014 | Vienna
Filmmuseum |

The Filmmuseum re-opens after its summer break with the horror film festival Land of the Dead. The film retrospective shows genre defining horror movie classics from 1968 to the 1980ies from movie auteurs like Roman Polanski or John Carpenter.

In 1968 the censorship guidelines of the Motion Picture Production Code in the US were abandoned leading to a boom of the horror genre. In its retrospective the Filmmuseum shows two genre defining movies from that pivotal year: Roman Polanskis classic horror thriller Rosemaries Baby and George A. Romeros Night of the Living Dead, the blue print of all zombie movies.

The retrospective also shows many auteur horror classics of the 1970ies and early 1980ies like Brian de Palmas Carrie (1976), John Carpenters slasher classic Halloween (1978), and the original, extended version of Stanley Kubricks The Shining (1980). The Filmmuseum also shows some more obscure works of the genre, like the very graphic Italian Gallio films or movies from the far east like Chinese Ghost Story (1987).

Picture: Film still from Roman Polanskis iconic horror movie Rosemaries Baby, one of many genre classics at the festival.
August 29 to October 15, 2014
Augustinerstrasse 1 // 1010 Wien
+43 1 533 70 54

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