Kenneth J. Hall
2004, USA, 90 minutes
While this film revels in its exploitive roots, it has a strong pro-women theme. Female sexuality is probably the strongest force on earth. Its what drives most men to succeed in society. Its the basis of the whole economy. Our hero is female and so is our villain. Before it starts sounding too pretentious, let me assure you that The Halfway House is, first and foremost, a no-holds-barred horror film with enough monsters, gore and gratuitous nudity to satisfy the most hardcore fan. At least I hope it does . Kenneth Hall
Evil forces are afoot in the bowels of the Mary Magdalen Halfway House for Troubled Girls. Our brave heroine, Larissa Morgan, encounters perverted priests, nasty nuns, girls gone wild and a terrifying tome with the power to unleash unnamable horrors! Cult Queen Mary Woronov (Death Race 2000, Eating Raoul, and 2002s IndieFest hit The New Women) brings her inimitable style to the depraved proceedings.
Melding classic 60s H.P. Lovecraft movies, not-so-classic 70s women-in-prison exploitation extravaganzas, and 80s slasher flicks, writer/director Hall whips up a whirlwind of old-school (rubber) Monster Chiller Horror Theatre excitement.
Originally titled Gut-Eating Monsters from Hell, we suggest you leave your art hat at the door.
The IndieFest staff also wishes to apologize for not presenting The Halfway House at a drive-in where it belongs, although it may be argued that the Womens Building is also appropriate. If you wish to discuss female empowerment with Mr. Hall, please stay for the Q&A.
In attendance: Director/writer Kenneth J.Hall,
Icon Mary Woronov