SUFF 17 - THE EVIL WITHIN

Dir. Andrew Getty | Horror | 98mins | USA | 2017 | Sydney Premiere

Time Sat 16 Sep, 10pm and Sun 17 Sep, 5pm

Price Full $16 / Conc $14

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Please note, this film is strictly R18+, you must be 18 years or older to attend.

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Played: New Zealand International Film Festival 2017, Opening Night – Dead by Dawn Film Festival 2017.

With an origin story almost as whacked out as the film itself, The Evil Within is an equally hilarious and confounding, discombobulatingly singular vision that has to be seen to be believed. Directed by Andrew Getty, the unemployed, meth-addicted heir to the five-billion-dollar J. Paul Getty oil fortune, it represents his attempt to fulfil a life-long dream to become a legendary horror filmmaker. Self-funding the movie to the tune of $6 million dollars, shooting began in 2002 and stretched out over five years, with Getty personally creating all of the sets, camera rigs and elaborate animatronic robots.

Post-production then lagged for almost a decade as the eccentric wannabe director labored over every single frame before an overdose in 2015 ended his life. Inspired by the debilitating nightmares Getty experienced as a child, the story centres on Dennis, an intellectually impaired man who is compelled by his own demonic reflection to kill everyone around him. The Evil Within is a drug-fuelled, politically incorrect trip down the rabbit hole. Imagine a surreal fever dream that merges the narrative stylings of Tommy Wiseau with the visual ambition of David Lynch, and you’d start to get close to the one-of-a-kind viewing experience that is The Evil Within.

“Make no mistake, The Evil Within is very clearly the handiwork of a rank amateur under the influence of powerful narcotics.” – Charles Bramesco, The Guardian.

“It is unique, original and inappropriate — with no real redeeming qualities except that this was someone’s life work, and it blows my mind.” – LA Zombie Girl, Morbidly Beautiful.

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