‘Repo’ Debuts Today


Repo! The Genetic Opera finally hits (a few) theaters today. For those who constantly lament the mind-numbing predictability of horror flicks — hell, of most films today — here’s your chance to see what it looks like to subvert the norms of cinema. Starting today, you can catch showings in:

  • Los Angeles
  • Pasadena
  • San Francisco
  • Berkeley
  • Las Vegas
  • Austin
  • New York City
  • Minneapolis

It will also go on the road to a few more cities starting Nov. 10. Check here for details.

Directed by Saw II-IV director Darren Bousman, this rock opera serves up a bizarre near-future world where expensive replacement organs are savagely repossessed by repo men when their owners miss a payment. It boasts stunning visuals, some catchy tunes, and an intriguing behind-the-scenes back story, which you can find soon in The New Horror Handbook.

Here at the Handbook we like to go to bat for films and directors who we think are not only making significant contributions to the genre, but also edging horror cinema itself forward. Bousman and company have done just that with Repo. If you get the opportunity, check it out. Whether you love it or hate it, chances are good you’ll have to say you’ve never seen anything quite like it. And in the end, isn’t that why we come to horror in the first place?


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