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The Watching Hour

Take a walk on the razor’s edge with our fine selection of alternative fare. Not for the squeamish, the subtle or the unimaginative, these cult treats are too deviant to be shown during prime time, airing instead at the darkest hour—perfect for watching as well as witching.

  • Chocolate

    Chocolate

    Thailand , 2008 , 90 min. Actress Jija Yanin Vismitananda trained for five years to play an autistic girl who learns martial arts by watching a kung fu movie marathon—then sets out to exact revenge upon the criminals who’ve cheated her mother. No stunt double. No wires. All action!... more
  • Donkey Punch

    Donkey Punch

    Great Britain , 2008 , 99 min. 35mm presentation - Open water has served as the backdrop for many a taut thriller, from Polanski’s Knife in the Water to Phillip Noyce’s Dead Calm and even Spielberg’s Jaws. The more endless the expanse of blue, the more crowded the boat, the more the claustrophobic tens... more
  • Eden Log

    Eden Log

    France , 2007 , 98 min. A man awakens deep in the bottom of a cave with no idea of how he got there or what happened to the dead man next to him. His only means of escape is scrambling back up to the surface—and through a futuristic cemeterylike world called Eden Log.... more
  • His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th

    His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th

    USA , 2008 , 90 min. Settle around the campfire (or into a theater seat) and you shall hear the story of Jason Voorhees—that icon of Hollywood horror born of the Friday the 13th series. Complete with interviews from every Jason, the girls that survived him, and those who knew him best.... more
  • Not Quite Hollywood

    Not Quite Hollywood

    USA , 2008 , 98 min. This fast-paced, hilarious doc argues that American exploitation films of the 1970s and 1980s had nothing on their Australian counterparts—which boasted double the gore, triple the sex, and 100 times the fetishistic car chases. Oh, and boars. Giant, blood-crazy boars.... more
  • Surveillance

    Surveillance

    USA , 2008 , 90 min. The daughter of auteur David Lynch (serving here as executive producer) spins a starkly sinister yarn about two FBI agents (Bill Pullman and Julia Ormond) interrogating three survivors of a brutal mass murder—all of whom harbor their own dark secrets.... more
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