Puget Soundtrack: Fungal Abyss Presents The Devils
$12 General Admission
Referred to by critics as a “grand fiesta for sadists and perverts”, Ken Russell’s The Devils is a dramatic historical horror film laced with disturbingly violent, sexual, and religious content. Seattle’s Fungal Abyss create free-flowing psychedelic improvisations constructed live on stage in real-time often under the influence of the sacred Teonanactl mushroom. Experiencing the two simultaneously promises to be an X-rated spiritual experience.
Via The Stranger:
Ken Russell’s notorious adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s The Devils of Loudun features the most accurate tagline of all time: “The Devils is not a film for everyone.” That was especially true for the Catholic Church, which took offense at Russell’s depiction of a 17th-century priest with a healthy sexual appetite (Oliver Reed in his most robust performance) and the sadistic, emotionally stunted nun (a shriveled Vanessa Redgrave) determined to destroy him. As if that isn’t incentive enough to see this orgiastic cri de coeur against crown-sponsored religious hypocrisy, Caravaggio director Derek Jarman designed the sets and Seattle’s Fungal Abyss (the psilocybin-powered alter ego of doom-metal band Lesbian) will be providing the live score for this incendiary installment of the Northwest Film Forum’s Puget Soundtrack. KATHY FENNESSY