Original poster design // Jemma Klein
Prints // buy
A series of bizarre, inexplicable robberies and murders have L.A. police detective Tom Beck (Michael Nouri) totally baffled. And it doesn’t help when mysterious FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (Kyle MacLachlan) tells him that a demonic extraterrestrial creature is invading the bodies of innocent victims – and transforming them into inhuman killers with an unearthly fondness for heavy-metal music, red Ferraris and unspeakable violence...
Jack Sholder, USA 1987, 15, 96mins
“Powered by a driving rock score, this is by turns sleek, reckless, and smoothly effective, like a Ferrari with a psycho killer at the wheel”
“Full of great car chases, gleefully violent antisocial behavior, and enough bullet-fests to qualify for an honorable mention from the John Woo appreciation society”
Before the film, author and critic Tom Huddleston will examine where the film sits in the esteemed canon of inventive and offbeat 80s genre cinema, the career of maverick director Jack Sholder, and the prophetic typecasting of Kyle MacLachlan as an oddball FBI agent two years before the release of Twin Peaks.
Where: The Institute of Light, 376 Helmsley Place, E8 3SB
When: Monday 19th March 2018 // doors 6:45pm, talk 7:15, film 7:45pm