Since 2017, Cinematic Void has slipped on those black gloves and unleashed January Giallo onto big screens, featuring a mix of the best the genre has to offer, along with deep cuts and giallo-adjacent and inspired films. Jim Branscome’s brilliant programming series continues to screen all over the United States and has just achieved its greatest event coup to date.
In 2024, January Giallo is getting ready for its biggest and bloodiest showcase, with legendary genre filmmaker and Giallo master Sergio Martino making a rare stateside appearance. It’s been a while since Martino has made a Giallo, but the Italian maestro of delightfully twisted mysteries and gory Giallo slashers has much to tell an audience of ecstatic cinemaniacs.
Cinematic Void will return to the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for the first time since 2020 for a special double feature of two of Sergio Martino’s most iconic gialli, TORSO and THE STRANGE VICE OF MR. WARDH on Saturday, January 20th, with Sergio Martino in person. The director will do a Q&A with January Giallo, founder, and Cinematic Void’s Jim Branscome in between the films.
Martino will also be heading to the Music Box Theatre in Chicago for another appearance. He’ll be there in person for a screening of TORSO on January 22nd and will do a Q&A post-screening. This is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and while the screening in Los Angeles has sold out, there will likely be a stand-by line, and the screening in Chicago still has tickets.
Since 2022, January Giallo has grown into a nationwide event with screenings across the country featuring such venues as the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA, and The Sie Filmcenter in Denver, CO, with many returning venues as well as some new ones joining this year's mayhem.
For Los Angeles-based cinemaniacs, there have already been appearances from everyone’s favorite Black Gloved Killer, so be ready for hilarious surprises at the screenings.
VENUES / SCREENING DATES
Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, CA w/ American Cinematheque Tickets
1/20 TORSO / STRANGE VICE OF MRS. WARDH with Sergio Martino in person!!!
Los Feliz 3 in Los Angeles, CA w/ American Cinematheque Tickets
1/1 YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM, AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY
1/8 THE PSYCHIC
1/15 THE KILLER IS STILL AMONGST US in 35mm (Rare Italian Language Print)
1/22 AMUCK in 35mm
1/27 STONE COLD DEAD in 35mm
Music Box Theatre in Chicago, IL w/ Music Box of Horrors Tickets
1/1 HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN in 35mm
1/8 CLOSED CIRCUIT
1/15 THE STRANGLER
1/22 TORSO with Sergio Martino in person!!!
Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA w/ Coolidge After Midnite Tickets
1/6 DEEP RED with CV Film Programmer Jim Branscome in person
1/13 THE PSYCHIC
1/20 YOUR VICE IS A LOCKED ROOM AND ONLY I HAVE THE KEY
Sie FilmCenter in Denver, CO w/ Denver Film and Scream Screen Tickets
1/6 A BLADE IN THE DARK
1/13 THE STRANGLER
1/20 THE EYES OF LAURA MARS
1/27 BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO
Central Cinema in Knoxville, TN Tickets
1/16 THE FIFTH CORD
The Little Theatre in Rochester, NY w/ Anomaly Film Festival Tickets
1/4 BLOOD AND BLACK LACE
1/12 THE RED QUEEN KILLS SEVEN TIMES
1/18 THE STRANGLER
1/26 DEEP RED
Cinema Salem in Salem, MA w/ Salem Horror Fest Tickets
1/5 OPERA with CV Film Programmer Jim Branscome in person
Tenth Avenue Arts Center in San Diego, CA w/ Popcorn Reef Tickets
1/11 OPERA / STRIPPED TO KILL with CV Film Programmer Jim Branscomein person
Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, TN w/ Belcourt Midnights Tickets
The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana, CA Tickets
1/26 STAGEFRIGHT / CEMETERY MAN with CV Film Programmer Jim Branscome in person
Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, NM Tickets on sale soon
1/19 DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING