SCHIZOID (aka A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin)
Dir. Lucio Fulci Italy/Spain/France 1973 103 mins (adv 18) Some subtitles 35mm print
Florinda Balkan, Stanley Baker
Carol, a sophisticated politician’s daughter, experiences a series of vivid, psychedelic nightmares that revolve around sex orgies and LSD. The dreams turn into a nightmare featuring the death of her neighbour, who is discovered brutally murdered in her own apartment the next day. The police investigation leads to Carol’s arrest but she is released after a mysterious man confesses to Scotland Yard that he is the killer. Not convinced of Carol’s innocence, Inspector Corvin (Baker) continues to investigate the murder and unearths new disturbing clues… Lucio (Zombie Flesh Eaters) Fulci’s stunning giallo has been acclaimed as a masterpiece of the Italian genre.
Schizoid is screening on a vintage 35mm UK release print from the FANTASTIQ archive. Patrons should expect it to be a cut version.