The Watching Hour: Calvaire
France, 2004, 88 Minute Running Time
Language: French English Sub-Titles
Screens at 10pm Friday, April 26th as part of The Watching Hour!
Guest hosted by local horror maven Theresa Mercado!
35mm presentation - A traveling entertainer falls prey to a disturbed recluse in director Fabrice Du Welz's twisted, slow-burn riff on Deliverance and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Having finished his latest performance at a remote retirement home, wandering singer Marc Stevens packs his gear into his van and sets out towards his next gig. Unfortunately for Marc, the fog-shrouded roads of rural France are more treacherous than he ever anticipated. When his van breaks down in the middle of the night and a skittish local promises to lead him to a nearby inn owned by the eccentric recluse Paul Bartel, it appears that luck may be on Marc's side and he will be back on the road with the light of the morning sun. This isn't your average bed and breakfast, though, and Bartel certainly isn't the kindly innkeeper he initially appears to be.
DIRECTOR: Fabrice Du Welz