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The Final Girls present: Unholy Women

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An unstable author escapes to her remote vacation home, where she is terrorised by apparitions, not knowing if they are figments of her imagination or real.

A dreamlike, loosely structured psychothriller, Images is both a portrait of a woman’s mental breakdown, but also a study of the madness of the creative process.

In Robert Altman's sole foray into the horror genre, we follow Cathryn (Susannah York), a children's author who escapes to a remote house in the country after suspecting her husband (René Auberjonois) has been having an affair. Before long, Cathryn begins to see apparitions around the house of familiar figures from her past. As they grow more and more vivid, Cathryn begins to question whether they’re real - or if she’s going mad.

Both dreamy and nightmarish in tone, with notes of Psycho and Persona, this was one of Robert Altman’s most introspective works.

 

US 1972 Dir Robert Altman 104 min Digital presentation

 

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Podcast: The Final Girls / Unholy Women

We speak to Olivia Howe and Anna Bogutskaya aka The Final Girls about why they started programming horror films, breaking through the boys club of genre fandom, and staging their own Carrie-inspired prom.

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