Psychotronic Film Night: THE MADDENING (1996, USA)

  • The Sentient Bean 13 East Park Avenue Savannah, GA, 31401 United States

8:00PM • $7.00

We salute the life and career of sultry blonde actress ANGIE DICKINSON (DRESSED TO KILL, RIO BRAVO, OCEAN’S 11, POINT BLANK, THE KILLERS, EVEN COWGIRLS GET THE BLUES and TV’s POLICE WOMAN) with this “so-bad-it’s-great” neo-Southern Gothic thriller directed by famed director JOHN HUSTON’S (THE MALTESE FALCON, THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, THE AFRICAN QUEEN, THE MISFITS, THE ASPHALT JUNGLE) son, actor DANNY HOUSTON (who’s starred in THE AVIATOR, THE CONSTANT GARDENER and BIG EYES, among others).

In this RIDICULOUSLY over-the-top melodrama (think TENNESSEE WILLIAMS on bad blotter acid), Angie plays a mentally deranged Florida woman who becomes convinced a young, beautiful stranger (played by MIA SARA of LEGEND, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF and TIMECOP) is her long-lost daughter.

Dickinson’s violent husband (played by a scenery-chewing BURT REYNOLDS in full-on freakazoid mode) knows his wife is nuts, but will stop at nothing to protect his family’s twisted secrets.

So, he kidnaps the girl, holds her captive in their remote compound on the outskirts of the Florida Evergaldes and forces her to be their slave.

Unashamedly sleazy, campy and bizarre, this twisted dud made only – get this – $5,000 (!) at the box office before falling into VHS purgatory.

It’s a true guilty pleasure for bad movie lovers.

Don’t you dare miss it!

We’ll also be raffling off free movie passes and other rare and unusual prizes from the PFS archives before the show.

So, make sure to bring a few extra bucks with you for Raffle Tickets….

For over a decade now, The Psychotronic Film Society of Savannah has been repeatedly named the BEST LOCAL FILM SERIES in annual reader polls. The PFS of SAV 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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