SESSION: Monday 13th May at 7:30pm


Phantom of the Paradise

(1974, dir. Brian De Palma, w/ William Finley, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper, Gerrit Graham)

Notorious record tycoon Swan has sold his soul to the devil for eternal youth and success - 20 years ago. Swan's current scheme is to steal the music from meek composer Winslow Leach to celebrate the opening of his rock palace, The Paradise. While trying to stop Swan, Leach was framed and convicted for drug dealing, and becomes the victim of a freak accident that leaves him horribly disfigured. He takes refuge in the cavernous Paradise, hiding his mangled face beneath an eerie mask and planning gruesome vengeance upon Swan - and everyone else who has hurt him. However, Leach signs a contract with Swan to complete his rock opera based on the legend of Faust for an aspiring singer - Phoenix. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 55555(Astor rating)


Shock Treatment

(1981, dir. Jim Sharman, w/ Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn)

Shock Treatment will start at approximately 9:28pm, and finish at approximately 11:08pm.

Following on from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", this musical is set several years later in Brad and Janet Majors' hometown - which has become a giant TV station; residents are either participants or viewers. They are married now, but their romance has fallen on the rocks. Ostensibly to fix their marriage, Brad is imprisoned on the program "Dentonvale" (the local mental hospital) while Janet is conscripted to become a new star. As Janet is entranced by the high life, she forgets Brad. Who is trying to woo her away? (IMDB)

FILM INFO rating)