Who wants to wait until the 31st to wallow in Halloween indulgences and scary movies?! Home Projectionist doesn’t! And so we’ll have pairings of 31 Frights and 31 Bites every one of October’s 31 nights: a scary, snack size movie “trick”, and a delicious “treat” to go along with it.
Trick & Treat for October 5th:
REPULSION (1965; with Catherine Deneuve; directed by Roman Polanski) We’ve all had lost weekends, spent alone in our apartments eating candy bars. However, it is hoped that none of us have had one like that which Catherine Deneuve’s character, Carole, experiences in this, one of Polanski’s earliest films. The director at the time was very broke; perhaps he was on the verge of a collapse, which would help explain what this troubled Belgian manicurist endures. Despite living in an upbeat, swinging part of London, we see her slowly but surely, over the course of a Saturday and Sunday, have a complete mental breakdown. What happens to, and around, Carole, will explain why our suggested treat is a Krackel.