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HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN

The Dreamland presents a selection of films discussed in Kier-La Janisse's landmark film reference book, HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN. Join us for these special one-night-only engagements this November! (And pick up a copy of the recently released expanded edition of the book too!) 

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MORGIANA 1972

Jealous of her vapidly “good” sister’s popularity, poisonous Viktoria doses pretty Klara’s tea with a slow-acting fatal substance. As the latter grows hysterically weak, the former finds success increasingly compromised by guilt, blackmail, and the pesky need to kill others lest she be exposed.

Sunday, November 6

Director: Juraj Herz

Starring: Iva Janžurová, Josef Abrhám, Nina Divíšková 

Runtime: 97 min. 

 
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A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN 1971

Carol Hammond, the sexually frustrated wife of a successful London lawyer, is having bizarre, erotic dreams about her uninhibited neighbour, Julia Durer, who presides over noisy, sex and drug filled parties in the house next door. One night, Carol dreams culminate in violent death and she wakes to find her nightmares have become reality - Julia has been murdered and Carol is the main suspect. Was she set up, or did she really do it?

Sunday, November 13

Director: Lucio Fulci

Starring: Florinda Balkan, Stanley Baker, Jean Sorel. 

Runtime: 104 min. 

 
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THE MAFU CAGE 1978

Two strange sisters live in a crumbling mansion, where they keep a pet ape, which belonged to their late father, locked in a cage. While one of the sisters seems to be keeping her head on straight, as it were, the other appears to be sinking further and further into barbarism and insanity.

Sunday, November 20

Director: Karen Arthur

Starring: Carol Kane, Lee Grant, Will Geer. 

Runtime: 102 min. 

 
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THE FAN 1982

The hero-worship that Simone has for a pop singer is built to a crescendo until she passes out when she finally sees him up-close in a crowd of fans. She is later shocked when he lets her know that he does not love her.

Sunday, November 27

Director: Eckhart Schmidt

Starring: Désirée Nosbusch, Bodo Steiger, Joachim Fuchsberger. 

Runtime: 92 min.