From the 22nd on, Vienna will be all about gory thrills, weird affections and other things coming straight from the dark side of Hollywood (and everywhere else films are made). The Slash Film festival opens with an alien invasion and one of the most promising films this year: Attack the Block by Joe Cornish (who will also attend the screening) takes place in South London and is about a street gang of young delinquents who get attacked by aliens. Let’s not spoil too much about this movie right now; the shitty trailer has done enough damage already. Go there and watch it!
Of course there are lots of other great flicks to see; for most of them it will even be the only opportunity to see it on the big screen. There is a superhero special on Saturday, a special tribute night to “The Godfather of Gore” (check out the docu) Herschell Gordon Lewis and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see one of the films of überweirdo Crispin Hellion Glover.
In case you misunderstood, it’s not about the films Crispin Glover is starring, like Back to the Future, Gilbert Grape or Charlie’s Angels; we’re talking about It’s Fine! Everything Is Fine!, the movie he directed himself. Steven C. Stewart plays a guy who suffers from cerebral palsy and has a fetish for women’s hair. Glover says he wanted to point out “that handicapped people are human, sexual and can be horrible” too. After the screening you can ask Mr. Glover a few questions (you will definitely have a lot) and get some autographs.
And check out this video. It’s the real thing – not fake like Joaquin Phoenix.