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Main Street Meats

  • Barrymore 2090 Atwood Avenue Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)

Wisconsin has developed a tradition of quirky independent horror films that use the state's idyllic landscapes and benign self-image as a backdrop, from 2010's grimly restrained Re-Cut to ghoulish gimmicks like Ed Gein: The Musical. Writer-director Jeff Lyon throws in on that with the long-in-the-works feature Main Street Meats. With a darkly comic approach and lots of nods to '80s slasher flicks, the film tells the story of a meat shop that tries to turn its fortunes around by getting into some grisly business. (Not to drop spoilers on you but it maybe involves killing people?) The filmmakers have declared that Main Street Meats contains "partial decapitations, belligerent nudists and a complete lack of good taste," so here's hoping for a campy good time at this premiere screening. —Scott Gordon

Earlier Event: August 13
The Quickies, The German Art Students
Later Event: August 13
Castle, Vanishing Kids, Tubal Cain