DIRECTED BY VARIOUS IN ENGLISH STARRING KELSY ABBOTT, HANNAH AL RASHID, FACHRY ALBAR (2013)
Inside a darkened house looms a column of TVs littered with VHStapes, a pagan shrine to forgotten analog gods. The screens crackle and pop endlessly with monochrome vistas of static—white noise permeating the brain and fogging concentration. But you must fight the urge to relax: this is no mere movie night. Those obsolete spools contain more than just magnetic tape. They are imprinted with the very soul of evil. This is modern horror at its most inventive, shrewdly subverting our expectations about viral videos in ways that are just as satisfying as they are sadistic. The result is the rarest of all tapes—a second generation with no loss of quality.
Also playing July 20 at midnight.