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FV double bill

Over the decades Fatal Visions has been involved in programming, sponsoring and introducing many screenings across Australia. Here’s a favourite of two films over two (early week) nights that remain hard to see in any format. The venue was The Kaleide Cinema in Swanston Street on the RMIT campus. We’d started programming screenings there in the late 80s when it was known as the Glasshouse Cinema for the visionary Brenda Murphy who was running it under the banner of Anemic Cinema. Ten years later Megan Spencer was in charge and we were back to do a tie-in with the Fringe Festival. ABERRATION is a snowbound tale of marauding lizards(!!?!) that was shot in Wellington, NZ. It was one of two features made by the mighty international Grundy company who had previously produced ABBA: THE MOVIE and wouldn’t make too many more. STYGIAN was the first feature for James Wan and Shannon Young who would both make more features.