Fright Club: The Skin I Live In (2011)

Director: Pedro Almodóvar Run Time: 120 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2011

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Corne, Marisa Paredes, Roberto Álam

Country: Spanish
Language: Spain

Join us at 6:00pm for a happy hour with fellow horror movie lovers, then at 7:00pm for the live recording of the Fright Club podcast hosted by George Wolf and Hope Madden.

This monthly film series, celebrating some of the best (and most unappreciated) horror films of all time, is presented in partnership with Maddwolf. Hope and George share a vibrant passion for films and media, and they bring that passion to their discussions in Fright Club. As lifelong fans of horror films, and way more knowledge than anyone should have about the genre, Fright Club will entertain you, keep you on the edge of your seat, and fill your brain with all you’ve ever wanted to know about horror.

About the film:

Pedro Almodóvar’s first entry in the thriller genre is a BAFTA winner, Golden Globe nominee, and Official Selection of Cannes Film Festival based on Thierry Jonquet’s 1984 novel Mygale.

A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

Hope Madden’s short film will screen before the feature presentation. Filmed to make the most of pandemic constraints, Godspeed is a snapshot of how we create our own narratives to help us understand and justify our own behavior.

Her son is on the other side of the country. So is his girlfriend. You can be supportive from 2000 miles away for only so long, and this mother has hit her breaking point. Now Mom is finally on the road and there’s no telling what she can convince herself to do to get this person away from her son.

“This nasty little tale deserves to be the audition monologue for a whole new generation of aspiring actors.”

– Alli Hartley for Morbidly Beautiful

 

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