Love it. Fear it. Scream in ecstasy. Scream in terror. At Another Hole in the Head Film Festival
, science fiction, fantasy, and mostly horror flicks tap into the perverse joy of splashing fake blood all over the place. Gross-out/freakout photoplays of many subgenres slash at the screen this year: Japan's Noboru Iguchi brings a revenge fantasy called The Machine Girl
, former Alameda boy Kevin Tenney contributes a zombie romp, and Bai Ling hacks her way through the Big Brother dystopia of The Gene Generation
. In the Evil Dead II
tribute camp, and we do mean camp, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
boasts a therapy-going hunk of a hero and rubbery-looking malignances, not to mention our favorite new tagline, "I used to be a plumber ..." Another festival highlight is the production of a companion piece of theater, the satirical Kentucky Jones and the Carpet of Doom
, by the Primitive Screwheads June 18-21 at the Brava Theater.
Tonights screenings start at 5 and include Alone, Wicked Lake, and The Vanguard at the Roxie New College Film Center, 3117 16th St. (at Valencia), S.F.
June 5-21, 2008