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MHFS & CineCult303 present 'Spider Labyrinth' (1988)


Melbourne Horror Film Society Presents in collaboration with Cinecult303:

Directed by Gianfranco Giagni.

This November MHFS and Cinecult303 will spin a web together for our combined patrons to tantilise and enthrall you with this Italian Giallo/Supernatural Horror, with a sprinkle of Lovecraft. Guest programmer, MHFS's David, takes over the CineCult303 and wreaks havoc upon your eyes...

Alan Whitmore, a young American researcher, goes to Budapest to visit Professor Roth, with whom he collaborated on a secret project called "Intextus". Arrived in the Hungarian capital, Alan finds Roth whom, in panic, hands him a black book which he says should include information of the utmost importance.

This is a lesser known Lovecraftian Film, possibly because it has no connection to Lovecraft except in feel, mood and a protagonist feeling out of place. The story and look is almost an homage to other Italian Horror films and directors. The special effects are fantastic and the use of stop motion is amazing, it is very reminiscent of Carpenter's 'The Thing'. The pace is slow and as the story unravels and the mystery heightens, the mood darkens and the 3rd act is a lot of horrific fun.
Myself (David) and Ben watched this film together, neither of us had seen it and we both were thoroughly entertained, lost for words and decided as the credits rolled that we needed to get this film out there. We both decided that the time had come for us to do a cross-over, and this - something too weird for MHFS - was right up Cinecult303’s alley!

Come join us at MHFS’s old stomping ground for a night of fun, laughs, gasps and weirdness to boot.

I hope you can join us for a night of Italian Madness, straight from an old VHS.

As always, CineCult303 asks for a gold coin donation for entry.