HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN Book Launch with double bill of SISTERS and STRAIGHT-JACKET Saturday Oct 15th – 6:00pm Majestic Theatre, Tempe AZ Tix and details: https://www.majesticphx.com/movie/SISTERS–STRAIGHT-JACKET-with-Kier-La-Janisse-Live Join author, filmmaker, critic,
HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN Book Launch
with double bill of SISTERS and STRAIGHT-JACKET
Saturday Oct 15th – 6:00pm
Majestic Theatre, Tempe AZ
Tix and details: https://www.majesticphx.com/movie/SISTERS–STRAIGHT-JACKET-with-Kier-La-Janisse-Live
Join author, filmmaker, critic, film programmer, podcaster, publisher and producer, Kier-La Janisse (WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED: A HISTORY OF FOLK HORROR) for a retrospective double feature screening of: SISTERS and STRAIGHT-JACKET. Presented in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of her book: HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL TOPOGRAPHY OF FEMALE NEUROSIS IN HORROR AND EXPLOITATION FILMS, with its new expanded edition available for purchase (see below) featuring new writing on 100 more films – many of which were inspired in part by the book itself – and hundreds of images, including a 48-page full color section.
The double-feature screening will be followed by a Q&A and book-signing. Books can be purchased in advance at the discounted rate of $45 (originally $60) by utilizing the Tix/Book bundle option at checkout (General Admission tickets also available, utilize the drop-down option).
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet this “Canadian Trailblazer” (Fantasia Festival 2022) and experience two of the films featured in the book. Tim Lucas of VIDEO WATCHDOG called it “groundbreaking,” no-wave icon Lydia Lunch called it “a masterpiece,” and Molly Ringwald said she “devoured this compelling, surprising, and moving book.”
Margot Kidder is Danielle, a beautiful model separated from her Siamese twin, Dominique. When a hotshot reporter (Jennifer Salt) suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters’ insidious sibling bond. A scary and stylish paean to female destructiveness, De Palma’s first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes, and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.
Though still mentally shaky, convicted axe-murderess Lucy Harbin (Joan Crawford) is released from the asylum where she was sent 20 years ago for slaying her unfaithful husband. Lucy goes to stay at her brother’s farm and reconnect with her grown daughter, Carol (Diane Baker), who saw her mother chop her father to pieces as a tot. Carol helps Lucy regain her old glamorous look — but suspects that history might be repeating itself when anyone who angers her mother turns up hacked to death.