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Second Sunday Indie/ Foreign/ Documentary Film Night - ASIAN HORROR NIGHT

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WHAT: For each movie night, hosts will suggest 3 films with short synopsis from one or more of each category: Independent, Foreign, Art House, or Documentary. Those that RSVP vote on one film by choosing the letter (A, B, or C) corresponding to their selection. The film with the most votes gets played before an Attract-Active audience.

WHEN: 2nd or 3rd Sunday of the month starting between 5 and 7 pm.

WHERE: This night will be held at Palm Townhouse Condo (Mike JP's place). Don't steal my stuff!! Bring a floor pillow to sit on. Food will be potluck, bring whatever you'd like to drink/eat to share with everyone else. There is no parking at my building, but parking is freely available all along the street so long as you don't block a driveway or fire hydrant. You can also park just east of Dixie Hwy next to the train tracks and it's a 3 minute walk to my place.

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----------------FILMS UP FOR VOTE--------------------

For this night's theme, I thought we'd try a genre we've never done before - foreign (Asian) HORROR/SUSPENSE. There's a good reason Hollywood has been remaking a bunch of these films (with varying success). For those of you who still sleep with a nightlight, shut all your closet doors for fear the boogeyman is hiding inside, or at all cost NEVER let your feet dangle over the bed because the monster that hides under it will bite your foot off... this movie night is NOT for you. For the rest of us that appreciates disturbing atmosphere, and slow-burning dread creeping up your spine, instead of the cheap, loud jump-scares, and pointless gore of American horror films, I'll see you sunday.

(Click on each movie title for full synopsis and review)

(A) Three...Extremes (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/threeextremes/)

This anthology contains brutal, powerful horror stories by three of Asia's top directors.

(B) A Tale of Two Sisters (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1143939-1143939-tale_of_two_sisters/)

A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.

(C) Thirst (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/10011304-thirst/)

Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.