Film Club

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The Atomic Bark! Film Club returns on Wednesday the 17th of September, with a double bill of oddball B-movie classics, as part of this years huge Scalarama film festival! These are masterpieces of cinema, in their own weird way!And before and after the movie madness, Idle Rich will be spinning obscure Psych-Rock and Electronica classics from the 1960’s and 70’s!

From 6pm to 2am, at Scenario, 97 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 8BX London, for just a £3 suggested donation

DJ Idle Rich
PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (Ed Wood, 1959, B & W)
“… the worst horror film ever made… an abysmal, exploitative, misbegotten piece of trash… a miserable waste of celluloid. ”
Stephen King, Danse Macabre”
The merits of this incredible film have not been exaggerated. It’s not actually the worst film ever made, but it’s the most entertaining bad one you’ll find. Worth watching nine times.”
Michael Weldon, The Psychotronic Encyclopedia of Film
“… the film gives the appearance of having been slung together by drugged mortuary attendants.”
Philip Strick, Science Fiction Movies 



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CARNIVAL OF SOULS (Herk Harvey, 1962, B & W)

“…utterly unique…Carnival of Souls is a minor film miracle (and) seemingly springs from nowhere,….fans of the weird will recognize it as a seminal five star classic ”
G. Smalley, 366 Weird Movies


” Call it Orpheus meets An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge—or an episode of The Twilight Zone directed by Ed Wood and Antonioni. ”
Bruce Kawin, The Criterion Collection


” David Lynch and George A. Romero both cite Carnival of Souls as an influence on their work, but it isn’t just influential, it’s worth seeing on its own as a very different kind of horror film, one that works as a dream-like, slow poison as opposed to the short sharp shocks of modern horror films.”
James Rocchi, Movie Fone



10.30pm – 2am:
DJ Idle Rich




Nearest tube station :  Manor House, on the Piccadilly Line :

Nearest train stations, Dalston Kingsland and Rectory Road :

Nearest buses and night buses :  73, 76, 243, 473, etc :

Previous ATOMIC BARK! Film Clubs, all in London :
The ATOMIC BARK! Film Club returns on Sunday, 9th December with a whole day of fantastic films, marvelous music and incredible events at the wonderful Palatine Bar, in Dalston, London!FILMS : THE HOLY MOUNTAIN @ 3pm, POSSESSION @ 7.30pm


2-3pm : Cult Trailers + Out There Music

3-5pm : THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (Alejandro Jodorowsky, 1973)

5-5.30pm : Visuals/Music


6.30-7.30pm : Visuals/Music

7.30-9.30pm : POSSESSION (Andrej Zulawski, 1981)

9.30-12am : Cult Trailers + Out There Music

Just £3 suggested donation for the whole day, from 1pm to 12am!

TRAILER : LECTURE :A philosophical look at the mysteries of time, temporal paradoxes and time travel, through the medium of classic Science Fiction concepts. With Steve Ash MSc, Philosopher of Science and Psychology, Fortean Researcher and Esotericist. A short lecture, accompanied by SF film clips, plus an open discussion.INFO :
ADDRESS & MAP :In the basement of the PALATINE BAR, 97 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BX (about 10 minutes walk from Dalston Kingsland train station, via the Victoria tube line etc). Plus lots of buses will take you to the venue. JOURNEY PLANNER : INFO :

At The Plough, 27 Museum Street, London, 4/9/12. A special Czech Cult Classics Double Bill as part of the nationwide Scala Beyond film festival :

THE FABULOUS BARON MUNCHAUSEN (AKA: ‘Baron Prásil’ Karel Zeman, 1962)

Forget the Terry Gilliam version, this is THE best adaptation of the legendary story, which is rarely screened and not easy to get hold of! It sees Munchausen go on a series of bizarre, dream-like adventures on Earth and into the celestial Heavens . It’s an awesome, fairy-tale masterpiece, utilising ingenious animation techniques within live action spectacle, and sepia tinged colours, to create a psychedelic, phantasmagorical vision of pure beauty. Director Zeman is a genius who went on to influence film-makers like Jan Svankmajer, Gilliam and Tim Burton, amongst many others. With a short introduction to the film by James DC.

Trailer :

Info :

THE CREMATOR (Juraj Herz, 1969)A mentally unhinged and obsessive cremator is tempted towards evil by a Nazi associate, amongst the political turmoil of 1930’s Czechoslovakia, and his own unravelling sense of reality. As he enacts ever more violent deeds, his sanity crumbles to dust. The Cremator is full of twisted horror and sick humour, whilst being a witty examination of Fascist ideology. It’s a Gothic Horror masterpiece of weird, vast proportions! With a short introduction to the film by James DC.

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Info :

At Jackalope, Stoke Newington, London, 21/12/11 :

BUFFET FROID (Bertrand Blier,1979)
A surreal, bonkers and darkly funny crime comedy – think Luis Bunuel meets Alfred Hitchcock!

Buffet Froid trailer :

More info on Buffet Froid :

For more info go to the Atomic Bark! group on Facebook  :!/events/300856049932382/

At Ryans Bar, Stoke Newington, London, 2/11/11 :

House (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977)

House trailer :

More info on House  :

At Ryans Bar, Stoke Newington, 30/8/11 :

BABA YAGA (1973, Corrado Farina) and TOBY DAMMIT (1969, Federico Fellini segment from Spirits of the Dead)

This month, as part of the spectacular Scala Forever film festival ( we present a special double bill of Italian Gothic Psychedelia. First off, Toby Dammit, the haunting, bizarre story segment from the portmentau horror film Spirits of the Dead, directed by the great Federico Fellini and based on the short story Never Bet the Devil Your Head, by Edgar Allan Poe.

Then as the main feature we have Baba Yaga. This is a rarely seen Euro-Sleaze-Horror classic, based on the cult comic strip by Guido Crepax, the plot being about a modern day witch who puts an evil spell on the main character – but this isn’t important – what is are the luxuriant visuals, the abstract, meta-textual sequences, the groovy soundtrack and the psycho-sexual stylings – think Daughters of Darkness meets Suspiria and you are half-way there!

Baba Yaga trailer :

More info on Baba Yaga :

Toby Dammit trailer :

More info on Toby Dammit :

At Ryans Bar, Stoke Newington, 6/5/11 :

A psychedelic martial arts epic – a strange, obscure masterpiece of other-wordly characters, surreal vistas, crazy humour and insane fight sequences!

Zu Warriors trailer :

More info on Zu Warriors :

At Ryans Bar, Stoke Newington, 2/3/11 :

THE 10TH VICTIM (1965, Elio Petri)

This brilliant sci-fi film stars Ursula Andress and Marcello Mastroianni, a little-seen gem of kitsch pop art, psychedelic weirdness and thrilling, sexy action – think Goldfinger meets Barbarella!

The 10th Victim trailer :

More info on The 10th Victim :

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