In Ramin Fahrenheit’s grindhouse psychodrama, a young woman (Fatima Maziani) released from a mental hospital is drawn to a drug dealer she sees at the cinema they both frequent. These two outsiders come together; both of them are eager to escape their troubled pasts. One fateful evening, however, they plan to rob a married couple, but, when things get bloodier than expected, it is revealed that the woman has a compulsion to kill. Plagued by visions and voices, the titular killer queen attempts in vain to suppress her urges, and the victims continue to pile up.
Shot on beautifully grainy Super 8mm and featuring an in-the-key-of-John-Carpenter score by Norman Orenstein, Killer Queen’s pulpy aesthetics and formally fluent genre language recall films of the past but also work to express the inner world of its marginalized characters. Immersed in the oppressive shadowy streets of Toronto, a character unto itself, they seek some kind of refuge, meaning, and liberation from their shared displacement. Gold Ninja Video is proud to present KILLER QUEEN for the first time on physical media alongside a murderer’s row of brand new special features.
ALL-NEW AND EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL FEATURES:
A Feature-length Commentary Track by Writer/Director Ramin Fahrenheit and Justin Decloux
SHORT FILM: Ramin Fahrenheit's VALENTINA
He Films And It’s On Super-8: A Video Interview with Ramin Fahrenheit
The Magic of Super-8 Features: A Video Essay
Liner Notes by Justin Decloux
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR'S CULT COLLECTION:
The Director's Cult Collection is dedicated to preserving and celebrating little-seen films that have fallen between the cracks. Every release in the collection has been made in collaboration with the filmmaker and the goal is to be comprehensive, contextual, and most important of all, full of pure movie-making love.