GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR

Girl-on-the-Third-Floor-e1557408828983Director: Travis Stevens | USA | 2019 | 1hr 33 mins

Married couple Liz and Don (played by former pro wrestler Phillip “CM Punk” Brooks) are starting a family, but their newly purchased mansion requires a lot of home improvement before they can move in. Fortunately, Don, unemployed and battling a mid-life crisis, is up to the task. Tools and beers at the ready, he eagerly sets about renovating the dilapidated old home, despite warnings from local residents about what it may have in store for him. Eventually, Don’s repairs begin to reveal some ‘unique’ features, and the house’s dark past is slowly revealed.
Under the guise of traditional haunted house fare, GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR has some grotesque tricks up its sleeve; its surreal yet tactile aesthetic is deeply disconcerting. A satisfying balance between visceral shocks, and a nuanced exploration of toxic masculinity, revenge and infidelity.

Screening with MALACOSTRACA + FIVE COURSE MEAL