Can you handle what 1979 couldn’t? New clips from ” THE VISITOR” re-release


In the midst of crafting a truly special slate of contemporary, pushing world cinema and truly wild repertory titles, Drafthouse Films is unleashing a re-release Michael J. Paradise’s mind-altering THE VISITOR. A film powerful enough to unite demonic children, a cosmic Christ, John Huston, Sam Peckinpah and Shelley Winters, it is something nigh indescribable. Good thing a host of new clips are available.

THE VISITOR stars Huston as an intergalactic warrior who joins a cosmic Christ figure in battle against a demonic 8-year-old girl, and her pet hawk, while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. Multi-dimensional warfare, pre-adolescent profanity and brutal avian attacks combine to transport the viewer to a state unlike anything they’ve experienced… somewhere between Hell, the darkest reaches of outer space, and Atlanta, GA. 

As THE VISITOR expands this weekend to NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Nashville, LA and more, Drafthouse has released three new clips, including the film’s otherworldly opening, an instance of menacing hawk and the worst birthday present imaginable. Also below, find the film’s trailer, cut by HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN director Jason Eisener.

For more on THE VISITOR and its playdates, visit Drafthouse Films.

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