Monday, January 16, 2006
Planet of the Vampires
Tate Modern is showing a free season of Italian B Movies between now and the 10th February. Most enticing, for me at least, is the 1965 film Terrore nello Spazio ('Planet of the Vampires', although the correct translation is 'Terror in Space') showing on Wednesday 8 February 2006 at 6:30 pm. The blurb for this reads 'The crew members of two spaceships, drawn to an unexplored planet by a strange call for help, are overcome by a sudden urge to kill and start slaughtering each other. Those who survive the massacre return to normality, while the dead become zombies whose only aim is to exterminate the living. Everything stems from the planet’s original bodiless inhabitants, who can only survive if they take over the corpses of the dead and feed on human blood'. Sounds fun! This and the other films are showing in the Starr Auditorium at Tate Modern, Bankside SE1. Further details at Italian Kings of the B’s: Secret History of Italian Cinema 1949–81.