Oct 18 - 20 2019
Frida After Dark: October 2019 - "Next of Kin"

Frida After Dark: October 2019 - "Next of Kin"

Presented by Frida Cinema, The at Frida Cinema, The

To honor our favorite holiday of the year, Halloween, Frida After Dark is presenting films filled with tricks and treats. Along with our monthly staple The Room, we have as a very special treat of not one, but two electrifying K.A.O.S. shadow cast performances of the most fun you’ll ever have in a theater, The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Not to mention all of the tricks in our cult and foreign horror films that will make you up and scream. Celebrate Halloween all month long with us!

Commonly referred to as “Suspiria Down Under”, Tony Williams’ Next of Kin is an unsung gem of Australian horror cinema.

The film follows Linda Stevens (Jackie Kerin), a young woman returning to her hometown twenty years after her mother’s death. Bequeathed her rural childhood estate, Linda finds it was converted to a nursing home for the elderly before her mother passed. When going through old diaries, Linda discovers a mysterious string of deaths within the residence as well as an eerie sensation of being watched from the shadows.

Equal parts giallo, haunted house tale, and murder-mystery, Williams crafts an Ozploitation flick that is somehow both derivative and ahead of its time.


“The perfect example of less-is-more, moving at a measured pace before reaching a bombastic action-packed climax […] a brilliant example of how to do horror and unlike many of its time, has aged really well.” – Martin Unsworth, Stardust

“Next of Kin is more than just a simple curiosity, it’s an interesting chapter in one of the most important decades of Australian cinematic history…” – Alex Lines, Film Inquiry

“Although set in that vast physical and psychological space beyond city limits called the Outback, its menace comes not from what might be ‘out there’ but from what’s lurking in the walls and memories of an old dark house.” – Richard Kuipers, Australia Screen

Admission Info

$10.50  Adults
$8.50    Students (with ID), Military & Veterans (with ID), Senior Citizens, and Children under 13, at box office only
$7.50    Showtimes Before 3:00pm

$7.00  Standard Film Club Members
FREE  Premiere Film Club Members

— On rare occasion, admission cost may differ from our standard prices.  Please check events for details.
— Special Events, Fundraisers, and Third-Party Rentals may not be eligible for Member discounts.

Phone: (714) 285-9422

Dates & Times

2019/10/18 - 2019/10/20

Location Info

Frida Cinema, The

305 East 4th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701