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Genre: Science Fiction

Color Out of Space

Color Out of Space

Written and directed by Richard Stanley (HARDWARE) and based on the short story “The Colour Out of Space” by H. P. Lovecraft, COLOR OUT OF SPACE premiered to rave reviews at TIFF 2019 – and is headed to the Rio Theatre‘s screen as part of the Rio Grind Film Festival.

Nicolas Cage offers up another “gonzo” performance in this story of cosmic terror following the Gardners, a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. While they are busy adapting to their new life, a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly color. To their horror, the Gardners discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches…including them. Starring Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Tommy Chong, Elliot Knight, Julian Hilliard Madeleine Arthur, Brendan Meyer and Q’Orianka Kilcher.

Western Canadian Premiere!

“A welcome return for director Richard Stanley, Color Out of Space mixes tart B-movie pulp with visually alluring Lovecraftian horror and a dash of gonzo Nicolas Cage.” (Rotten Tomatoes)

“Full-bore, glorious B-movie Cage: Cranked up to 11, spattered with gore and bellowing about alpacas.” (New York Post)

“Hopefully, this movie heralds a return of Richard Stanley, a man given short shrift and who has a great eye for throwback horror and truly creepy cinema.” (Film Inquiry)

“A satisfying shot at bringing a classic of the sci-fi/horror genre to modern audiences.” (Hollywood Reporter)

“What Stanley’s version adds to this heady brew are the wildcards of milking alpacas, off-the-grid eccentricity and Cage ever so gradually bringing the crazy, all played to expose the cracks in an all-American family structure.” (Sight and Sound)

Saturday, November 23
Doors 9:00 pm | Movie 9:30 pm *Start time subject to change

Advance tickets $13 HERE | $13 at the door
*Advance tickets STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Online sales end at 8:30 pm. Rush seating at the door / subject to availability.

*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.

COLOR OUT OF SPACE (Richard Stanley, 2020 / 111 mins) After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a technicolor nightmare.

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