The Asphyx: Rare British Horror May Screen in Chicago

The Asphyx: Rare British Horror May Screen in Chicago

UPDATE: EVENT HAS BEEN CALLED OFF. Due to lack of reservations, this event will not occur.

Peter Newbrook's 1973 British horror film, The Asphyx, could be screening in Chicago on March 6th, 2014 if enough people show interest. TUGG events only come to fruition if the designated amount of seats are snatched up in advance. The Asphyx has rarely been screened, which is a shame as it sincerely aims to bring chills to the audience.

The Asphyx

The story takes place around 1875. A scientist discovers a peculiar occurrence at the moment of one's death once he catches images and movement around the body at that time. He is able to photograph something sinister (the Asphyx, an ancient Greek spirit of the dead) that could lead to the answer of what happens at the time of death and how to prevent one's soul from ever leaving the body. His chilling discoveries and search for immortality affect his family and everyone around him. Shot with atmospheric camerawork and given a Gothic touch, it creates a dark and morbid mood.

The Asphyx

Chicago horror fans can see this tale of terror on the big screen (courtesy of the Roving Revivals) if at least 75 people sign up on the TUGG event page. The screening will be at Muvico Theaters in Rosemont on Thursday, March 6th at 7:30pm. If the ticket requirement of 75 registrants isn't met, all will be refunded. Deadline for signing up is February 27th! Format details: reconstructed extended version contains HD footage mastered from the original 35mm negative, along with SD footage mastered from a U.S. release print.

Please spread the word if you want this event to happen!

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