Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings at Silk Scream Asian Horror Film Fest, October 25 and 26.

This year's installment of the Silk Scream Asian Horror Film Fest will show Remington and the Curse of the Zombadings, a 2011 film out of the Philippines. The Silk Scream website calls it "An amalgam of high camp, satire, and horror", and the website for the Seattle International Film Festival---where it played this spring---summarizes:
Remington has found his first love in his new neighbor, Hannah. She’s not equally entranced—at least not until he starts to compliment her mother, tell better jokes, and wear clothing that’s way more hip. Is it his attempts to impress her, or something more sinister that’s beyond his control? For when Remington was a child, he insulted a drag queen in a graveyard. In response, a powerful spell was cast: that Remington would someday turn into a homosexual! Meanwhile, the town's most fabulous gays are turning up dead, covered in mysterious green goo. If Remington doesn't escape the effects of the curse, he may be the killer's next target. And of course, there are the Zombadings, the most fabulous zombies you've ever seen! This unlikely satire pokes fun at homophobia, camp and the zombie horror genre while telling a touching story friendship and family.
Bit of an odd movie for a horror film fest, considering the more frightening selections from South Korea (Night Fishing and Tale of Two Sisters) and China (The Matrimony) shown the past two years. But with zombies all the rage four years agonow, I guess they felt campiness a safe choice.

The movies start at 7:00 pm both days and play at Point Park University's GRW Auditorium on 414 Wood St. downtown (map). Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for students.