One of the greatest cinematic enigmas of the last 100 years has finally been solved, thanks to the folks at Massacre Video. Chester Turner, the Chicago filmmaker behind legendary shot-on-video horror milestones Black Devil Doll From Hell and Tales from the Quadead Zone, is alive and well and living in Illinois! And he’s coming to Lincoln Hall to answer your burning questions about -- well, pretty much everything. But that’s not all! The minds behind BleedingSkull.com, the world’s foremost authority on trash-horror gems from the VHS gutters, will also be here to celebrate the work of Mr. Turner and their brand-new book, BLEEDING SKULL! A 1980s TRASH-HORROR ODYSSEY.
Tales from the Quadead Zone
Dir. Chester Turner, 1987, analog presentation, 62 min
Chester Turner's second dig into self-released, shot-on-video madness is an anthology film concerning shotgun-wielding rednecks, a killer ghost-clown and a bloodbath involving kitchen utensils. Rules of logic and structure have no business in the Quadead Zone. This is nonstop psychedelic delirium for the price of a sandwich. Turner’s manic, lo-fi creativity impresses to no end, making for an experience that can never be replicated, repeated, or equaled. Basically, Tales From The Quadead Zone is the greatest SOV horror film of all time, no exceptions.