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FURY OF THE DEMON AT HORROR CHANNEL FRIGHTFEST 2016
Any self-respecting genre fan should be familiar with at least the name of pioneering filmmaker Georges Méliès if not his work. Largely regarded as one of the founding fathers of the science fiction and fantasy genres, Méliès was prolific in pushing the boundaries of special effects and film techniques in the early 1900s. One film which is attributed to him, but not confirmed, is La Rage Du Demon - screenings of which have reportedly led to outbreaks of crowd hysteria, violence and even death. French director Fabien Delage has delved into the lore behind the film to investigate the strange happenings that surround it when screened. Let's just hope the Frightfest crowd doesn't succumb to any of the footage shown in this documentary. Just keep repeating, "it's only a movie, it's only a movie..."
A captivating investigation that takes us on the traces of violent riots having taken place throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, caused by a rare, fascinating and dangerous film: Fury of the Demon, attributed to French cineaste Georges Méliès.
Through conversations with journalists, filmmakers, historians, experts and psychologists, this new full-length documentary pulls back the veil on the most cursed and disturbing movie ever made.
From mysteries to mysteries, from questioning to questioning, discover the truth about the lost movie that that shakes the film world for over a century.
Fury of the Demon receives its UK premiere on 27th August 2016 at 3.40pm in Discovery Screen 3. For tickets go to: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/tickets.html
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