Want a glimpse inside the cinematic madness that 1979 couldn’t handle? Drafthouse Films have kindly sent over three clips of their latest re-release, THE VISITOR, that promises to collectively turn our brains into mush. If you dig what you see, be sure to check out the full release schedule to see when this phantasmagoric ride will be making a stop in your town!
In this unforgettable assault on reality–restored and presented uncut theatrically for the first time ever in the U.S.–legendary Hollywood director/actor John Huston (The Maltese Falcon; Treasure Of The Sierra Madre) stars as an intergalactic warrior who joins a cosmic Christ figure in battle against a demonic 8-year-old girl, and her pet hawk, while the fate of the universe hangs in the balance. Multi-dimensional warfare, pre-adolescent profanity and brutal avian attacks combine to transport the viewer to a state unlike anything they’ve experienced… somewhere between Hell, the darkest reaches of outer space, and Atlanta, GA. The Visitor fearlessly fuses elements of The Omen, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, The Birds, Rosemary’s Baby, The Fury and even Star Wars, creating the most ambitious of all ’70s psychedelic mindwarps.