Film: DONNIE DARKO and Michael Gingold’s AD NAUSEAM II

Thursday, September 19, 2019


ICFS Cinema Other presents
   plus MICHAEL GINGOLD’S Ad Nauseam II: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1990s and 2000s

Growing up, film fanatic (and long-time FANGORIA writer and editor) Michael Gingold would carefully cut out movie ads he saw in local newspapers, leaving him with a collection tracing cinema’s storied history via both blockbusters and obscurities. The results first surfaced in his hit 2018 book Ad Nauseam: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1980s, the vintage ads presented alongside reviews from contemporary critics, plus Gingold’s own wonderful observations and analysis.  Though his second horror collection – Ad Nauseum II: Newsprint Nightmares from the 1990s and 2000s – will not officially be released until September 24 (incredibly, a mere two weeks after Ad Astra, his science-fiction and fantasy collection!), Gingold will have hot-off-the-press copies of the 270-page, full color, hardbound Ad Nauseum II available for sale and signing at Proctors on September 19.  He will also host an entertaining live multimedia presentation, encompassing many of the stories and vivid visuals from this book, including big-budget gothics like Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Interview With the Vampire, gruesome franchises (Saw, Final Destination), remakes (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dawn of the Dead), found footage (The Blair Witch Project, Paranormal Activity), slashers (ScreamI Know What You Did Last Summer) and – of course – oddball originals like Donnie Darkoa screening of which will follow Gingold’s presentation. Darko is about a troubled teenager plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes. ICFS will screen the original theatrical version. As with other ICFS events, expect prizes, surprises, comfy couches and dark, newsworthy drink specials!  The event running time, including a brief intermission will be approximately 175 minutes. Donnie Darko is rated R for language, some drug use and violence.

Thursday, September 19 at 7pm
All tickets $12

More about Michael Gingold: A lifelong fan of horror, science fiction and fantasy films, Michael Gingold first wrote about scary cinema in his Xerox fanzine Scareaphanalia. He began contributing to Fangoria magazine in 1988, joined the staff in 1990, and quickly rose to managing editor and ultimately editor-in-chief; after 28 years with its original incarnation, he returned for its relaunch in 2018. Michael has also written for Rue MorgueBirth.Movies.DeathMovieMakerTime Out New YorkScream, and IndieWire, and contributed liner notes, video featurettes, and commentaries to Blu-rays from Shout! Factory, Arrow Video, Synapse Films, Vinegar Syndrome, Blue Underground, and Garagehouse Pictures. 


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