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The Eyeslicer Halloween Special

  • Austin Film Society 6406 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road Austin, TX, 78752 United States (map)

Taking viewers on a chaotic journey through the liminal space of the Halloween season, The Eyeslicer Halloween Special feels like an acid trip down the Halloween aisle at Party City. The Special features work by over a dozen boundary-pushing American filmmakers (and includes shorts that have played at places like Sundance, SXSW, TIFF, and True/False). The Special is created by Dan Schoenbrun and Vanessa McDonnell (collective:unconscious, Chained for Life), executive produced by the radical artist collective Meow Wolf, and hosted by nine amateur Elvira impersonators we found on Craigs List.

From an X-rated Halloween party hookup to a coming of age story set on the eve of Ted Bundy’s execution; from a documentary about pumpkin carving and misogyny to a supercut about the gendered dangers of the bathtub; from a cursed stand-up comedy set to a woman ( Carrie Coon) trapped inside a Red Lobster commercial; from a John Carpenter homage (featuring a cameo by Carpenter himself) to a sequel to The Eyeslicer’s now infamous Gwilliam, The Eyeslicer Halloween Special is an experience like no other - a deranged, proudly transgressive anthology carving out a bold new space in the Midnight movie genre. 

Directed by Robin Comisar, Laura Moss, Emma Debany, Brian Lonano, Jennifer Proctor, Nellie Kluz, Sophy Romvari, Joshua Yates, Jacqueline Castel, Carlos Alberto Fernandez Lopez, the Canonball Roarers, DEEP, Sasha Gransjean, and The Eyeslicer

USA, 2018, 1h 33min, DCP