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FANGORIA SCREAMERS: POP MONTREAL selects Dalibor Barić’s “HORROR OF DRACULA”

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Admittedly, I’m playing double-duty here: in addition to my FANGO station, I’m also a film curator for a few festivals, including the POP Montreal International Music Festival – running this September 25-29 – where I’m often able to infuse the programming with horror elements. Last year it was THE OMEN screening in a church, this year it’s a series of art installations inspired by Electronic Voice Phenomena (i.e. THE STONE TAPE/WHITE NOISE) and a retrospective of the films of Croatian experimental filmmaker Dalibor Barić, whose work frequently dips into the dark waters of the horror pond. Behold our August SCREAMERS film: Dalibor Barić’s HORROR OF DRACULA.

The Horror of Dracula from Dalibor Baric on Vimeo.

Curator’s Statement:
The work of prolific collage artist, experimental filmmaker and graphic novelist Dalibor Barić  explores psychedelic realms in which voyeuristic psychic vampirism and cut-up images of consumerist dissociation create an obsessive alternate reality  that is often frightening, sometimes funny, but always transfixing. I first stumbled upon his work by accident, while scouring the internet for JG Ballard-inspired short films and was immediately wooed by the genres crossovers throughout his work, not to mention the bizarre, hand-layered aesthetic. To see more of Baric’s work, check out his vimeo page HERE, or come on down to POP Montreal where we’ll be screening 23 of his films in a mind-melting retrospective on Saturday September 28th. www.popmontreal.com
– Kier-La Janisse

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Kier-La Janisse http://www.big-smash.com
Kier-La Janisse is a writer and film programmer based in Montreal, Canada. She is the Founding Director of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies and a film programmer for Fantastic Fest, POP Montreal and SF Indie. She has been a programmer for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, founded the CineMuerte Horror Film Festival in Vancouver and co-founded Montreal's Blue Sunshine Psychotronic Film Centre. She is the author of A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi (FAB Press, 2007) and House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (FAB Press, 2012).
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