After last month’s celebration of five years of Late Nite Grindhouse, we are proud to bring a film that has rarely been seen on the big screen in the states. A film that I feel is just as disturbing, if not more, as Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer in regards to depicting a psychopathic killer. The film I’m talking about is 1983’s Angst.
Angst is a film that has had a notoriously troubled past. It was banned from ever being shown theatrically in the 80’s and had been claimed to be lost. The film was released on VHS in Europe and became a “video nasty” of sorts. Only poor generation copies would appear in hardcore horror collections. Gaspar Noé, director of Irreversible and Enter the Void, has stated that the two films that have influenced his filmmaking were 2001: A Space Odyssey and Angst. For fans of Noé’s, his iconic dreamlike floating camera movement will be noticed in Angst. Zbigniew Rybczyński (linked, because his filmography has to be seen to be believed) created such a beautiful filming technique to one of the most harrowing character studies which elevates ANGST to something that becomes a surrealistic third-person nightmare, yet feels too damn close to escape from.
We will be presenting Angst uncut & uncensored via a 2K digital presentation courtesy of our friends from Cult Epics – who will be releasing the film on Blu-Ray in August!
1983 / dir. Gearld Kargl / Digital
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