Matango: Attack Of The Mushroom People
Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!
Director: Ishirô Honda Run Time: 89 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Language: Japanese w. Eng Subtitles
In “one of the most atmospheric horror films to ever come out of Japan”, a psychiatric hospital inmate tells his experience of being part of a group of castaways who survive a shipwreck and are stranded on a mysterious island. The only source of food available appears to be an exotic variety of mushroom that quickly becomes addictive. Inevitably, the fungus transforms the those who have eaten it into giant, mushroom-monsters!
Directed by Ishiro Honda, MATANGO is an unexpected fantasy with unusual themes that truly draws audiences in. Once released in America, the campy film gained a following from Asian cult cinema aficionados. However, this cult favorite still reflects truths regarding humans’ greatest shortcomings like greed and envy, and love and friendhsips.