Win tickets to NY Asian Film Festival fright films; more Midnight Movies coming!


There’s a lot of exciting stuff going on at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center this summer, most notably the New York Asian Film Festival that begins this month. We’ve got tickets to a bunch of the fest’s horror features to give away!

We’re offering two pairs of tickets to each of the following:

• LADY AVENGER, one of several notorious Taiwanese “Black Movies” in the lineup, directed by Yang Chia-yun and focusing on a reporter who takes bloody revenge on the men who gang-raped her, Friday, June 28 at 4 p.m. at the Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street)

• COUNTDOWN (pictured above), Thai filmmaker Nattawat Poonpiriya’s acclaimed shocker in which three Thai hipsters visiting New York City are tormented by an evil drug dealer, Wednesday, July 3 at 10:20 p.m. at the Walter Reade Theater

• THE FRIDGE, by the Philippines’ Rico Maria Ilarde, in which a young woman is terrorized by a refrigerator run amok, Friday, July 5 at 11:59 p.m. at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street)

• COMPLEX, the latest from RINGU and DARK WATER’s Hideo Nakata, about a teenage girl beset by hauntings in her family’s new apartment, Tuesday, July 9 at 9:45 p.m. at the Walter Reade Theater

To enter, send an e-mail to FANGORIAScreening@gmail.com and be sure to put “Asian Festival” in the subject line and include your full name and e-mail address. You can list up to three screenings you’d like to attend. Deadline for entries is 12 noon this Thursday, June 27; winners will be notified via e-mail by 5 p.m. that afternoon, and tickets held at the theater box offices in their names. For more info, see our previous article, Lincoln Center’s website and the festival’s Facebook page. Subway Cinema and the NYAFF are currently hosting a Jackie Chan retrospective, featuring 35mm prints of the POLICE STORY, PROJECT A and ARMOUR OF GOD films plus many other classic actioners; see details here.

In addition, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is continuing its series of Midnight Movies on Friday nights throughout the summer at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, including John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA this coming Friday, June 28 and THE FRIDGE on the 5th. Following that, the schedule features John McNaughton’s HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER on July 12, Terence Fisher’s Hammer classic DRACULA—PRINCE OF DARKNESS on July 19 and Lucio Fulci’s CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD (a.k.a. THE GATES OF HELL) on July 26. August kicks off with Tony Scott’s THE HUNGER on the 2nd, followed by Gordon Hessler’s SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN on Aug. 9, William Girdler’s THE MANITOU on Aug. 16, John Waters’ PINK FLAMINGOS on Aug. 23 and Stuart Gordon’s RE-ANIMATOR on Aug. 30. For more on these shows, click here.

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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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