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A GOOD MOVIE CAN MAKE YOUR DAY. A GREAT ONE CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE.

What makes a film “cult?” Is it a lost masterpiece? A “so bad it’s good” camp treasure? Or, like the haunted VHS tape in THE RING, is it a dark, dark door that should have never been opened?
 
Cinema Salem brings you entries from the cult canon and new nuggets of negative energy, ready to be unearthed. 
 
While Salem sleeps, we keep the light burning.
 
 
All shows are Friday night, 10 pm
 
 

Belladonna of Sadness

Night Light presents a series of classic and contemporary cult films from around the world on the second and fourth Friday of every month.

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"For those up for an adventure into the LSD-influenced world of counterculture animation, Belladonna of Sadness is a curious artifact that, after 43 years, remains a glorious mind****." - Austin Chronicle

An evil feudal lord rapes a village girl on her wedding night and proceeds to ruin her and her husband's lives. After she's eventually banished from her village, the girl makes a pact with the devil to gain magical ability and take revenge.

1973/Japan/Directed by Eiichi Yamamoto

Belladonna of Sadness

Night Light presents a series of classic and contemporary cult films from around the world on the second and fourth Friday of every month.

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"For those up for an adventure into the LSD-influenced world of counterculture animation, Belladonna of Sadness is a curious artifact that, after 43 years, remains a glorious mind****." - Austin Chronicle

An evil feudal lord rapes a village girl on her wedding night and proceeds to ruin her and her husband's lives. After she's eventually banished from her village, the girl makes a pact with the devil to gain magical ability and take revenge.

1973/Japan/Directed by Eiichi Yamamoto
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The Way of the Dragon

Night Light presents a series of classic and contemporary cult films from around the world on the second and fourth Friday of every month.

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After the back to back triumphs of The Big Boss and Fist of Fury, Bruce Lee was given the chance to write, produce, and direct his third outing as a martial arts superstar. He used the opportunity to add a touch of goofily entertaining comedy to the typically action-driven proceedings, which find him playing a rigorously trained martial artist who travels from Hong Kong to Rome to help his cousin, whose restaurant is being threatened by a gang of thugs. Reaching new heights of virtuosity, Lee unleashes an astonishing display of nunchuck-swinging, fly-kicking mayhem, all culminating in one of his most breathtaking fights: an epic gladiatorial death match with Chuck Norris in the Roman Colosseum.

1972/Hong Kong/Directed by Bruce Lee

The Way of the Dragon

Night Light presents a series of classic and contemporary cult films from around the world on the second and fourth Friday of every month.

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After the back to back triumphs of The Big Boss and Fist of Fury, Bruce Lee was given the chance to write, produce, and direct his third outing as a martial arts superstar. He used the opportunity to add a touch of goofily entertaining comedy to the typically action-driven proceedings, which find him playing a rigorously trained martial artist who travels from Hong Kong to Rome to help his cousin, whose restaurant is being threatened by a gang of thugs. Reaching new heights of virtuosity, Lee unleashes an astonishing display of nunchuck-swinging, fly-kicking mayhem, all culminating in one of his most breathtaking fights: an epic gladiatorial death match with Chuck Norris in the Roman Colosseum.

1972/Hong Kong/Directed by Bruce Lee
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Switchblade Sisters

Night Light presents a series of classic and contemporary cult films from around the world on the second and fourth Friday of every month.

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“BLACKBOARD JUNGLE meets FOXY BROWN on the streets of a graffiti-spattered Anycity, U.S.A.” — Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES

The iconic girl gang hit from Jack Hill, legendary director of SPIDER BABY, COFFY, and FOXY BROWN! Lace (Robbie Lee), the leader of girl gang The Dagger Debs, meets her match when new girl Maggie (Joanne Nail) moves into the neighborhood. Conflict turns to friendship as the girls end up in juvie together. Meanwhile, The Silver Daggers, the ladies’s male counterparts, have to contend with the arrival of a new gang, led by the villainous Crabs (Chase Newhart). But when the girls get back on the streets, a planned retaliation strike in tandem with The Silver Daggers backfires and puts Lace in hospital. Maggie assumes control, teaming up with Muff (Marlene Clark) and her gang of Black militants to declare all out war. Filled with sharp, clever dialogue and tongue in cheek humor, this Shakespeare-influenced girl gang mash-up is a stone cold 1970s classic.

1975/USA/Directed by Jack Hill

Switchblade Sisters

Night Light presents a series of classic and contemporary cult films from around the world on the second and fourth Friday of every month.

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“BLACKBOARD JUNGLE meets FOXY BROWN on the streets of a graffiti-spattered Anycity, U.S.A.” — Stephen Holden, THE NEW YORK TIMES

The iconic girl gang hit from Jack Hill, legendary director of SPIDER BABY, COFFY, and FOXY BROWN! Lace (Robbie Lee), the leader of girl gang The Dagger Debs, meets her match when new girl Maggie (Joanne Nail) moves into the neighborhood. Conflict turns to friendship as the girls end up in juvie together. Meanwhile, The Silver Daggers, the ladies’s male counterparts, have to contend with the arrival of a new gang, led by the villainous Crabs (Chase Newhart). But when the girls get back on the streets, a planned retaliation strike in tandem with The Silver Daggers backfires and puts Lace in hospital. Maggie assumes control, teaming up with Muff (Marlene Clark) and her gang of Black militants to declare all out war. Filled with sharp, clever dialogue and tongue in cheek humor, this Shakespeare-influenced girl gang mash-up is a stone cold 1970s classic.

1975/USA/Directed by Jack Hill
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