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Cinema Overdrive at The Carolina Theatre
$7 / $80

Cinema Overdrive at The Carolina Theatre

$7 / $80
Endorsed by Tess Howard

This monthly film series is dedicated to bringing you the very best in cult, exploitation and gonzo action cinema. It specializes in the audacious, and the ludicrous.

"Tickets are $7 and go onsale November 16th!

Buy an $80 Retro Season Pass and see all 6 Cinema Overdrive screenings at the Carolina Theatre for FREE!

All screenings begin at 7:00 p.m.

WHAT IS CINEMA OVERDRIVE?

Cinema Overdrive is a monthly film series dedicated to bringing you the very best in cult, exploitation and gonzo action cinema. Specializing in the audacious, the ludicrous and the flat out ridiculous, each Cinema Overdrive screening will bring you some of the rarest and most entertaining features and trailers you'll ever see!

JANUARY 23

Sergio Martino's TORSO

(R, 1973, 93 min)

A towering terror from the end of the '70s giallo boom, Torso finds director Sergio Martino (Case of the Scorpion's Tail) reveling in the genre's time-honored traditions while also laying groundwork for the modern slasher. It delivers copious violence, sleaze and one of the tensest cat-and-mouse games ever committed to celluloid. A maniac prowls the streets of Perugia, targeting picturesque university students. Alarmed at the plummeting life expectancy of the student body, Jane (Suzy Kendall) and her friends elope to a secluded country villa to discover that, far from having left the terror behind, they've brought it with them!

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FEBRUARY 20

J. Lee Thompson's 10 TO MIDNIGHT

(R, 1983, 101 min)

Charles Bronson is a rogue cop pursuing a deranged killer in this action-packed suspense thriller. Serving up vigilante justice as only he can, Bronson delivers one of his most riveting performances. Bronson plays Leo Kessler, a cynical Los Angeles cop on the trail of Warren Stacey (Gene Davis), a homicidal maniac who turns rejection from beautiful women into the ultimate revenge. When the legal system sets Stacey free, Kessler plants evidence to put him behind bars for good. But Kessler's plan backfires, leaving him with only one option: to hunt down Stacey on his own before the crazed killer strikes again!

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MARCH 20

Menahem Golan's THE APPLE

(PG, 1980, 90 min)

Take a trip back to a time when rock ruled the world, with this mind-blowing, magical musical that's a camp lover's delight! Deliciously decadent and exploding with glitter and glam, The Apple is a psychedelic sci-fi feast for the senses! When folk singers Alphie and Bibi enter the World Vision song contest, their wholesome appeal catches the evil eye of music mogul Mr. Boogalow, a Faustian fiend who promises the pair fame and fortune. Seduced by Boogalow's devilish denizens, Bibi surrenders her soul and soon becomes a superstar and a pawn in Boogalow's plot to take over the planet with the power of pop music! Now, Alphie must free Bibi from Boogalow and save the world from rock-and-roll ruin!

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APRIL 17

Walter Hill's THE DRIVER

(PG, 1978, 91 min)

In this haunting action thriller, a man known only as "The Driver" (Ryan O'Neal) gloms a V-8 sedan and proceeds to whip through claustrophobic parking garages, and narrow alleyways, as he demonstrates why he's known as the best getaway driver in the business. He receives word of his jobs from "The Connection" (Ronee Blakely) and gets his alibis from "The Gambler" (Isabelle Adjani). He is followed by a high-strung police detective (Bruce Dern), who wants to nail him. Many spectacular car chases are one of the highlights of this movie, which paradoxically has a quiet, reflective tone. This is Isabelle Adjani's first American film.

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MAY 15

Sergio Corbucci's THE GREAT SILENCE

(1968, 105 min)

On an unforgiving, snow-swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant) stands between the innocent refuges and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren't always clear and good doesn't always triumph. Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from Ennio Morricone, Corbucci's bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral West is widely considered to be among the very best and most influential Euro-Westerns ever made.

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JUNE 12

David Durston's I DRINK YOUR BLOOD

(R, 1971, 83 min)

One of the first motion pictures to be rated X for violence, I Drink Your Blood still holds up as one of the most entertaining and wildly demented movies of its kind. Between the bad-taste instincts of exploitation legend Gross and Durston's twisted imagination (rabies, meat pies, LSD, hippie maniacs, construction workers foaming at the mouth!), Blood plays like a double-barreled shotgun blast, a sugar fix for gore freaks. Just when you think Durston can't push the delirium any further, somebody drags a dead goat across the screen...or an old man in long underwear pukes up his dentures while being strangled...or an electric carving knife strays from a side of ham with disastrous results or well, you get the picture.

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