On Location Saturday: Rock Radio, Local Horror, Faye Dunaway




The On Location: Memphis International Film Festival continues Saturday at Ridgeway Four with a lengthy slate of films headlined by a "Fright Night" group of horror movies.

Of these, the most compelling might be Flick, which screens at 7 p.m. A grindhouse-style mix of horror, comedy, and music, Flick stars Faye Dunaway as (yes, really) a one-armed cop from Memphis on a professional exchange in Wales where she ends up trying to track down a rockabilly teen zombie bent on revenge.

Think I'm making all this up? Check out the trailer:

Later on, two promising horror entries compete with overlapping screenings.

At 9 p.m., Bartlett native Jeremy Benson's Live Animals screens. The made-in-Memphis film is a bit of torture/shock horror in the vein of the Saw or Hostel franchises and stars veteran local actor John Still as a "white slave" trader, abducting young people to sell. Credit the creepy look, in part, to the work of another local film-scene vet, Ryan Parker, who shot the film:

Starting at 9:30 is The Disappeared, a British horror film about a man coping with the disappearance of his youngest brother that won the festival's "Best Narrative Feature" award:

If horror's not your thing, there are plenty of music-themed documentaries on tap Saturday, including Toot's Blues (screening at 7 p.m.), about the North Carolina-based Music Maker Relief Foundation; the self-explanatory Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison (2:30 p.m.); and, perhaps most promising of all, Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio (5:30 p.m.), which won the festivals award for best documentary feature:


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