8:15pm - Saturday, Apr 8, 2017
Join us at the Rio Theatre for THE VOID, the latest feature from the Executive Producer of 2016's breakout historical horror drama THE WITCH, and writer/director Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie - perhaps best known for their work as part of the celebrated Canadian genre collective Astron-6 (MANBORG, FATHER'S DAY).
"With THE VOID we are pooling over ten years of experience to conjure up a terrifying film that will combine the aesthetic attitude of modern horror cinema as it emerged in the 1970s with the splatter and sophisticated practical special effects that ruled the creature features of the 1980s and early 90s. But make no mistake, unlike MANBORG and FATHER'S DAY, this time we aren't joking around. We are committed to introducing audiences to a unique horror-mythology." - Steven Kostanski & Jeremy Gillespie
When police officer Carter (Aaron Poole) discovers a blood-soaked man limping down a deserted road, he rushes him to a local hospital with a barebones, night shift staff. As cloaked, cult-like figures surround the building, the patients and staff inside start to turn ravenously insane. Trying to protect the survivors, Carter leads them into the depths of the hospital where they discover a gateway to immense evil. Also starring Kathleen Munroe, Ellen Wong, Kenneth Welsh.
"Pure, cosmic dread." (Slash Film)
"THE VOID marks a new, more serious direction for Canadian genre filmmaking collective Astron-6." (AV Club)
"A dark, demented, and disgusting horror film that's going to live among the greatest body horror films of all time." (Bloody Disgusting)
Saturday, April 8
Doors 7:45 pm | Movie 8:15 pm
Tickets $10 advance | $12 at the door
*Must be 19+ w/ ID for entry and bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
THE VOID (Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski, 2017 / 90 mins) In the middle of a routine patrol, officer Daniel Carter happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it's too late.
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