Thursday October 19th 9:30pm at The Screening Room 127 E. Congress
A mysterious local crashes a couple’s vacation through the former Yugoslavia, pulling them deeper into his web of psychic rituals. A mysterious local crashes a couple’s vacation through the former Yugoslavia, pulling them deeper into his web of psychic rituals.
EIGHT EYES is the first original co-production from Vinegar Syndrome Pictures, the newly-launched production arm of one of the United States’ most celebrated boutique home video labels, known for its restoration and release of genre and underground cinema.
Helming this inaugural film production are none other than the producers and director of SHUDDER’S The Last Drive-In. Not the Funeral Home (Executive Producers Justin Martell and Matt Manjourides) produced, and series Creator and Director Austin Jennings co-wrote and directed it.
Photographed entirely on location in Serbia and Macedonia and on 16mm Kodak film, EIGHT EYES draws from European genre cinema and American horror films of the 70s to create a nightmarish tableau of nostalgia twisted into berserk, new shapes. Set among the ruins of the former Yugoslavia, EIGHT EYES was developed with significant contributions from the film’s local cast and crew to ensure an authentic portrayal of the cultural environment in which it is set – one rarely been documented on film.
“EIGHT EYES is an Outstanding, Frenzied Nightmare” – Daily Dead
“A strange and surreal film… grim, grimy, gory and oddly gratifying. ” – The Hollywood News
86 min, USA, 2023
Directed by Austin Jennings
Cast: Emily Sweet, Bradford Thomas, Bruno Veljanovski