“… an abstractly suggested tale of repression, longing, psychosis, alienation and abandonment.” - The Last Drive-In
There’s a good number of uneasy terror epics that dip their toes in dreamlike delirium, but this one right here is the realest of deals. A peculiar young high-diver (Brooke Mills) is pulled away from her Hell-themed circus act (!!!) to live with her undead father (veteran actor Edmond O’Brien) in a surreal landscape that’s as much Lars von Trier’s Dogville as it is rural gothic. Hand-picked for re-release and rediscovery by regional horror expert Stephen Thrower, author of the indispensable NIGHTMARE USA.