Pod Jaszczurami is preparing a special treat for horror-movie lovers. The club has declared September as a “month of horror” and is hosting weekly Thursday screenings of four horror films, each from a different part of the world.
The series begins September 6, with Brian Yuzna’s “Beneath Still Waters.” After a village is intentionally flooded, its drowned inhabitants come back to life to start a massacre in nearby settlements.
On September 13, the club will screen, “The Bird with the Crystal Plumage,” Italian director Dario Argento’s 1970’s debut film. Full of violence and thrilling action, it’s now among the classic Italian “giallo” (“pulp-fiction”) films.
After Italy, the cameras roll to Mexico on September 20, with Guillermo del Toro’s, “Cronos.” The story is about an old antique seller who possesses a mysterious mechanical device that lets him turn back the effects of aging. But he’s unaware that someone else knows of his treasure and wants to take it from him.
The horror finale, “Bio-zombie” from China, was directed by Wilson Yip, also dubbed “Hong Kong’s Sam Raimi.” This movie blends fear with laughter when the invasion of bloodthirsty zombies turns into a comedy. It will be screened at the club on September 27.
The films will be showing at Club Pod Jaszczurami, on Rynek Glowny 8, at 19:00 on Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20 and 27.