Today at The Clinton: Sunday, Apr 5

Premiere: CAMP CALYPSO POSTPONED

Premiere: CAMP CALYPSO POSTPONED

Showtimes

Sunday, Apr 5
6:00pm

Following a very successful festival run with their first horror short film, FANATICO, Monstrous Femme Films presents the premiere of their sophomore film, Camp Calypso.

A ‘70s summer camp with a history of misogyny is hunted by a vengeful, man-eating siren that lives in the lake. Starring Ruby Cumming, Derek Sweet, Caitlyn Sparkman, Savannah Raye Jones, Misha Kemp, Dawson Redmond, Erik Norseth, Nathaniel Owens and Billy Titko.

camp calypso poster
Camp Calypso
Director: 
Hannah May Cumming and Karlee Boon
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2020
Runtime: 
19 minutes

A collaboration between FANATICO director, Hannah May Cumming, and FANATICO producer, Karlee Boon, this gutsy film takes feminist horror and the rape revenge subgenre one step further.  Camp Calypso is a "campy" horror that toys with tropes from monster movies, slasher flicks of the 1970s and '80s, and the writings of feminist film scholar Barbara Creed.

The film’s focus on a merciless female "monster" and strong female protagonists works to subvert and redesign the conventions of exploitation horror. Complete with men in tiny shorts, a creepy legend and a suspicious camp director, Camp Calypso takes everything from retro camp slashers that we love, and nothing that we don’t. With authentic vintage costumes designed and styled by Emma Cogan, gory practical effects by Carlo Mery and Lyndsey Wiltshire, and an original, synth-heavy score by Rudy Klobas, Carlo Mery, and Nick McClurg, the film is simply candy for the senses. You don’t want to miss it!

Special Admission

Free admission; donations are welcomed and encouraged.