There’s a reason why you haven’t seen ANTRUM: Because you’d be dead. This occult-heavy horror film shot back in the ’70s focuses on a pair of young siblings who head into the woods to grieve over a dead pet and unwittingly discover a literal Hell on Earth. The film has achieved notoriety due to it’s troubled lifespan: A theater in Budapest screened it in 1988 and burned to the ground; several film festival programmers attempted to play it before mysteriously dying; and a violent and blood-drenched San Francisco riot followed a mid-’90s revival effort. Believed to be cursed, ANTRUM has since been untouched—until now.
Bookending the original 35mm ANTRUM print with an all-new documentary about the film’s legend, filmmakers Michael Laicini and David Amito have packaged a truly singular viewing experience, one part catnip for film historians and a much bigger part experientially demonic cinema. —Matt Barone
Directors Michael Laicini & David Amito
Michael Laicini & David Amito, both horror filmmakers worked together on the acclaimed horror series “Who is Mr.Tom?” (www.facelessman.com) which has been positively re- ceived by popular horror blogs including Fangoria, DreadCentral, Den of Geek and 1428 Elm St. They have both always been avid collectors of obscure horror films and horror cinema lore.
Director: Michael Laicini & David Amito Producer: David Amito & Michael Laicini Screenwriter: David Amito Year: 2018 Runtime: 95min Country: USA / CANADA / HUNGARY Language: ENGLISH