SFS core screening at GV Marina: Slither / The Omen (members only)
||Cinema 1: SLITHER - M18 (Consumer advice: Violence & gore)
Cinema 2: THE OMEN - PG (Consumer advice: Horror & some violence)
||21 June 2006 (Wednesday), 9pm
||Golden Village Marina
5A Raffles Avenue, #03/04-01 Marina Leisureplex
Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.
Cinema 1 - SLITHER - M18 (Consumer advice: Violence & gore)
If you grew up reveling in the likes of 1970s creature / nature gone amok flicks such as SQUIRM, you will love SLITHER, from genre-bending screenwriter James Gunn (DAWN OF THE DEAD). The sleepy town of Wheelsy could be any small town in America - somewhat quaint and gentle, peopled with friendly folks who mind their own business. But just beneath the surface charm, something unnamed and evil has arrived...and is growing. No one seems to notice as telephone poles become clogged with missing pet flyers, or when one of the town's richest citizens, Grant Grant (Michael Rooker), begins to act strangely. But when livestock turn up horribly mutilated, and a young woman goes missing, Sheriff Bill Pardy (Nathan Fillion of FIREFLY) and his team, aided by Grant's wife, Starla (Elizabeth Banks), uncover the dark force laying siege to their town... and come face-to-face with an older-than-time organism intent on absorbing and devouring all life on Earth.
Cinema 2 - THE OMEN - PG (Consumer advice: Horror & some violence)
In this remake, Liev Schreiber and Julia Stiles take on the roles originally played by Gregory Peck and Lee Remick. Newly appointed U.S. Ambassador Thorn and his wife have a seemingly perfect life - until it transpires that their son isn't exactly normal. Let it be said upfront that this remake is generally regarded as less unnerving and less impactful than the original. But there are a number of reasons to see it - Mia Farrow in the nanny role originally played by Billie Whitelaw; interesting new interpretations of various seminal scenes; and a different cinematographic style. Comparisons are inevitable. Watch the film.