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Sat Oct 22, 10:30 PM
Director: Dick Dale
2022
Australia
90 minutes
Unclassified 18+

A raucous splatterpunk horror from the twisted mind of Adelaide’s trash film maestro Dick Dale.

After a decade in the making, including a rib-tickling behind the scenes chronicle at AFF2020 (Video Nasty: The Making of Ribspreader) Adelaide’s doyen of trash, Dick Dale, presents a gloriously unrepentant gore fest. Decades after his career as a tobacco advertising icon, Bryan Burns’ (Tommy Darwin) life is in ruins. After his mother dies of lung cancer, he is tormented by a talking cigarette on an anti-smoking billboard. He snaps and transforms into the Ribspreader, a killer stalking the city, extinguishing smokers and cutting out their lungs to make his macabre smoking jacket. Littered with excessive set pieces and moments of genuine hilarity, the precious gold is the brilliant cast of faces from Adelaide’s underground.  

Premiere World
Program Strand Curiouser & Curiouser
Age Recommendation Unclassified 18+
Language English
Director Dick Dale
Producer Dick Dale, Carlo Petracarro, Jaan Ranniko, Jade Hefferan Clark, Tommy Darwin, David Dollard
Writer Gerard Dewhurst
Editor Rob Englander
Cast Tommy Darwin, Marni Russo, Neil Foley, Tess O'Flaherty, Tammi Mortem, Chloe Mortem, Ben Gel