A week of cult horror in Reykjavik
Art house cinema Bíó Paradís is offering a wonderfully wicked month of films in the series called Svartir Sunnudagar or Black Sundays. The month, aptly titled Svartur september or Black September, kicks off with what is rumoured to be the most disgusting film ever made, Pasolini's Saló.
Saló, or the 120 Days of Sodom is a 1975 horror - art film based on De Sades 120 Days of Sodom, It's set in Fascist Italy where four corrupt fascist libertines kidnap eighteen teenagers and subject them to four months of extreme violence, sadism and sexual torture.
Also this week - The Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale, cult cowboy film The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Sergio Leone starring Clint Eastwood, Whatever happened to Baby Jane by Robert Aldrich and Kubrick's The Shining.
On lighter notes however are films such as the erotic Vampyros Lesbos, the Creature from the Black Lagoon and John Waters' Pink Flamingos.
The programme is as follows:
Sept 11: SALÓ: – Pier Paolo Pasolini
Sept 16: PINK FLAMINGOS – John Waters
Sept 17: VAMPIROS LESBOS – Jesús Franco
Sept 18: THE SHINING – Stanley Kubrick
Black september is curated by Sigurjón Kjartansson, Sjón and Hugleikur Dagsson.