Brian De Palma’s PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE
w/ GRADY HENDRIX’s We Sold Our Souls LIVE!
Acclaimed author/entertainer Grady Hendrix (Horrorstör; Paperbacks from Hell) returns to Schenectady to present We Sold Our Souls LIVE!, a hilarious and informative multimedia presentation examining heavy metal, horror and the frighteningly dangerous insanity of the Satanic Panic of the ’80s. Along the way, Hendrix will also reveal how writing the novel actually saved his soul! Copies of the book – and the author’s other work – will be available for purchase, and Hendrix will very happily sign these… or just about anything else you might want to bring to the presentation. Got a pentagram? A shaved cat? Grady Hendrix will sign them!
Following the presentation, please stick around for a screening of Brian De Palma’s early fan favorite, PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE. Paul Williams stars as Swan, a record producer who steals both the music and beloved muse (Jessica Harper) from an aspiring young songwriter (William Finley). Seeking revenge, the tunesmith has a disfiguring accident which leads him to don a costume and mask, thus transforming himself into the titular rock n’ roll Phantom! As with other ICFS events, expect prizes, surprises, comfy couches and soul-stealing drink specials! Rated R for ROCK and all the debauchery rock stardom entails. 175 minutes incl. a brief post-presentation “selling our souls” break.
Friday, August 2 at 7pm
All tickets $12
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