Way Down in Chinatown

Way Down in Chinatown

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Way Down in Chinatown

Playwright Victor Mitchum and theater director Jessica Mitchum work exceedingly hard at creating new and innovative work for the theater. As they venture into their new dark musical, "Apocalypse Tomorrow" (inspired by Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene") they suddenly find themselves seduced by the underworld that is being created to preserve the few.

Annie, an elusive temptress with the voice of a worm-like angel, slithers her way into Victor's soul, causing a rift in his marriage to Jessica, who is equally lured by an ominous mirror image of herself, (Mara). Both of the possessed protagonists descend morally before they are compelled to walk downtown and face the underground theater, and themselves, for possibly the last time.

WAY DOWN IN CHINATOWN is a surrealistic horror film in the same vein as "Eraserhead" and "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Stylistically, the film would be classified as a black and white German Expressionist Noir. Influenced by Fritz Lang's "Metropolis," Jean Luc Godard's "Alphaville," and Rainer Wener Fassbinder's "Veronica Voss," CHINATOWN takes elements from all these classics and melds them into a catastrophic delight to watch.

"...avant garde at its finest... there really is no middle ground with this film. Either you love it or you hate it. I say enjoy it for what it is."
- STEPHANIE NETT, www.geminimoon.com

"...as original a sci-fi thriller as you're likely to see... It's a polarizing film, it's one that you will love or hate but whatever your reaction it'll get the grey matter working harder than any movie you'll see this year."
- JONATHAN BAXTER, www.knifedinvenice.com

"Think film noir add a dash of Sci-Fi throw in some disturbing scenes in the style of Eraserhead mixed with a squeeze of A Clockwork Orange and you have WAY DOWN IN CHINATOWN."
- MOLLY GORE, www.kensingtongore.com

"...has to be one of the weirdest films ever, and I won't be forgetting it anytime soon... The team who put this film together certainly succeeded in their mission if it was to leave the viewer disturbed."
- STUART HINE, www.stuarthine.wordpress.com

Title #414944
Format: DVD-R