The PFS continues its award-winning weekly series of unjustly little-known films from around the globe , and on this night we’ll tip our hat to British actor and tell-all writer RUPERT EVERETT (MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING, HEARTS OF FIRE, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, SHREK 2), with a screening of the obscure-yet-beloved 1994 cult film CEMETERY MAN aka DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE,(which translates as “About Death, About Love”).
A bizarre cross between a romantic-comedy and a darkly humorous horror film, this Italian-French-German co-production was based on the 1991 novel of the same name by Tiziano Sclavi, which was itself based on Sclavi’s Italian horror comic book DYLAN DOG.
In fact, the “Dylan Dog” character is widely known to have been directly inspired by Everett himself, and this film should not be confused with the universally panned 2011 feature DYLAN DOG: DEAD OF NIGHT, which starred Brandon Routh in the title role. That flop was derided by most fans of the comics as having very little at all to do with the series, instead just trading on the name to (hopefully) boost attendance.
CEMETERY MAN, on the other hand, remains well-received by fans of the comics.
It stars Everett as a downtrodden caretaker of a tiny, dilapidated Italian cemetery who must juggle his own fraught romantic pursuits while attempting to quietly battle a steady stream of reanimated corpses that rise from their graves not long after burial.
No less a film expert and enthusiast than director MARTIN SCORSESE called CEMETERY MAN one of the finest Italian films of the 1990s.
Now you can see what all the fuss is about.
Fans of Rupert Everett, obscure zombie-oriented flicks, Italian horror movies or simply darkly humor and romance are encouraged to check out an incredibly rare public viewing of this European oddity with a small but fervent cult following worldwide.
And, how cool is this: the Bean will have craft beer and organic wine available at a discount during this screening.
We’ll also be raffling off some odd prizes and rare DVDs from the PFS archives before the show.
So, make sure to bring a few extra bucks with you for Raffle Tickets…
$7 admission for MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY!
Seating at 7:30pm / Show starts at 8:00pm
Award-Winning Organic Vegetarian Food + Fair-Trade Coffees & Teas + Micro-Brew Beers & Wines Available
The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah shows obscure and/or underappreciated films from around the world every Wednesday at the Sentient Bean (and occasionally on other nights as well). Whether extremely well-made or “so bad they’re good,” their selections are always rare, unique and memorable.
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