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Ex Rent Hell presents… TAFFIN
As avid readers of Little White Lies will surely know, Ex Rent Hell is a regular column dedicated to the full-body-cavity exploration of the wilting dregs of '80s cinematic awfulness. For nigh-on forty issues, writer Adam Lee Davies has collected the VHS hate crimes of The Golden Decade and written about them at often obscene, sometimes unnecessary, but always hilarious length.
In collaboration with Not For Rental, a VHS-themed charity auction taking place at the gallery space underneath LWLies' HQ, Ex Rent Hell finally makes the giant leap from page to screen.
On the evening of 5 July, ERH presents a screening of Francis Megahy's 1988 film, Taffin, recently made famous by the incessant (and highly ammusing) radio-based blatherings of Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish. See Pierce Brosnan as a face-pummelling loan shark as he takes care of business in the mean (and green) streets of Thatcher-era Wicklow County.
We are thrilled to be screening Taffin in its original VHS format, the screening will be preceded by an illustrated presentation on the also-ran hard men of 1980s Hollywood and there will also be lots of secret, special treats.
Have no idea what we're talking about? As Taffin himself might say prior to cracking you in the head with the butt of his pump-action shooter, this should jog your memory.
With thanks to MGM releasing.
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