Saturday the 2nd of September we will present our Bloody Belgium program at the BUT Film Festival 2017!
With special guests:❖ Steve de Roover, writer and director of Forgotten Scares: An In-depth Look at Flemish Horror Cinema (2016).
This feature-length documentary goes back to the birth of Flemish horror in the '70s and shines a bright light on the future of horror in Belgium and will be screen at our festival. The viewer gets a chance to discover long forgotten – and even unfinished – genre gems and learn in-depth info about underrated ‘splatter and gore’-fests, post-apocalyptic movies, slasher-films, nazisploitation, women-in-prison and other fantastical Flemish genre benders through the eyes of the directors, producers, composers, principal actors and genre experts. Forgotten Scares: An In-depth Look at Flemish Horror Cinema is illustrated by rare behind the scene footage, classic film scenes, production stills, promotional art and even never before seen videos from the vaults of the filmmakers. Featuring: Charlotte Anne Bongaerts, Evelien Bosmans, Harry Kümel, Jan Verheyen, Johan Vandewoestijne, Jonas Govaerts, Pieter Van Hees, Sven De Ridder and Léon-Paul de Bruyn (also present!).
Saturday 2 Sept 14:00 - 15:30 Chassé Theater 95min
❖ Léon-Paul de Bruyn, writer and director of Maniac Nurses (1990) and Parts of the Family (2003). We will show both films and Léon Paul will be there to sign stuff and have a chat!
Maniac Nurses (1990).
Lolita meets Ilsa in this crazy culfilm by Troma! Three nurses in sexy lingerie working in a remote clinic, hidden deep in the forrest are luring men to their ‘hospital’ to subject them to horrifying torture. A gang of feminist terrorists threaten to endanger their practices in an attempt to recrute them for their revolution. A bloodbath is innevitable! Much like the cultclassic Rabid Grannies, Parts of the Family and The Afterman, this gem also originates from the rich B-film culture from Belgium. Non other then Lloyd ‘The Toxic Avenger’ Kaufman released Maniac Nurses through his infamous Troma-label. A must see for bloodred cultfilm lovers!
Saturday 2 Sept 19:30 - 20:45 Nieuwe Veste zaal 3 75min
Parts of the Family (2003).
Troma Entertainment brings you a family-affair stabbed full of murder, blood, gore and zombies!!! Beyond the front door of an old, decrepit house is buried a horrible and tragic past. One horrifying and gory night, a family of four is brutally hacked to pieces. The only survivor is the young and beautiful housekeeper, Ella. When she steps out of the house one day, She has no way of realizing that she is about to be snatched up by failed bank robber, Jason Goodis. Little does he know that his innocent hostage has an unquenchable thirst for blood! Outside, the house is surrounded by police. Inside, they are not alone. Down in the basement there is an unseen restless stirring. As the tension mounts, Jason Goodis can’t fight the urge to escape.There are noises in the attic, sounds coming from the basement. Ella lures him into the garden where he is grazed by a sniper’s bullet. The captor has become the captured. The sight of his blood drives Ella into a feeding frenzy. Jason Goodis will never be the same man again. You will be mesmerized and horrified as the climax culminates in a frantic feast! The police are storming the house, creatures are storming from fresh graves and everybody’s hungry! A vicious blood-splattered fiesta ensues when Night of the Living Dead meets Redneck Zombies! In this household there is no telling who will be invited to dinner, who will be the main course or who might become Parts of the Family!
Saturday 2 Sept 22:00 - 23:30 Nieuwe Veste Scheldezaal 2 90min