Preview: Love Gone Wrong Marathon
FilmOut Showcases 3 Premieres And 3 Trashy Classics
Friday, October 18, 2013
Aired 10/18/13 on KPBS News.
KPBS film critic Beth Accomando previews FilmOut's latest quarterly marathon, Love Gone Wrong.
Six films, 12 hours and no happy endings. That’s what FilmOut’s latest film marathon "Love Gone Wrong" serves up with a mix of San Diego premieres and trashy classics.
A pair of Michael Douglas films provide cautionary tales about letting impulsive carnal desires outweigh reason: In “Fatal Attraction” Glenn Close is a one-night stand that turns psycho stalker, and in “Basic Instinct,” Sharon Stone proves that murder suspects don’t make the best lovers.
The cream of the vintage trash is Russ Meyer’s high-camp cult favorite “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.” The trailer sums it up: "It’s all here: love, rape, murder, dope, grass, abortion, suicide… something for everybody. Now hold it man, don’t close your mind. This is what living is all about."
The premieres at the marathon include “Solo” from Argentina and “Lose Your Head” from Germany — both about the dangers of not knowing who the person you bring home might really be. The third film, “Truth,” deals with an Internet encounter that leads to lies, deceptions, and possibly murder. Director Rob Moretti and members of the cast will be in attendance. The marathon may be ill-suited for Valentine’s Day but provides a perfect harbinger to Halloween horrors.