20 – 24.10.2021

Alison's Birthday

Occult B movie

Ian Coughlan, 1979, Australia

HD, Color, English, 97’

In the presence of Kier-La Janisse

Saturday 23, 22:45, EJMA

Alison was raised by her aunt and uncle after her parents died in a car accident when she was only a baby. As her 19th birthday approaches, and despite warnings received two years earlier during a séance with her friends, she travels to her childhood home for a celebration of an unexpected nature.
Virtually unknown in Europe, this delightful but modest ozploitation  contribution to occult cinema was released all too confidentially, until a VHS release in the UK and US gave it a small cult status. No doubt, some of the most prominent genre filmmakers of recent years have been handsomely inspired by it.

Folk Horror Films:

> Eyes of Fire - Avery Crounse, 1983, USA, 86'
> Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History Of Folk Horror - Kier-La Janisse, 2021, USA, 195'

APCI / LUFF - Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival
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1003 Lausanne