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23H FEATURE film: MESSIAH OF EVIL (90:00) Written, produced, and directed by Gloria Katz & Willard Huyck, US, 1973 Starring Marianna Hill, Joy Bang, Michael Greer A young woman named Arletty goes searching for her missing artist father. Her journey takes her to a strange Californian seaside town governed by a mysterious undead cult. Despite many warnings to stay away from the town which consumed her father, especially as the portentous “blood moon” approaches, Arletty delves deeper into the town and the uncanny people within it. Are they vampires? Cannibals? Zombies? This obscure cult classic unfolds its own eccentric mythologies and atmospheric amidst haunting music and cinematography. Film Comment called it “one of the top 10 classic, overlooked horror films of all time."