NZ’s Godfather of Genre Cinema Returns with ‘Night Freaks’

Aotearoa’s godfather of genre cinema, David Blyth (DEGANZ), returns with his new quirky musical docufiction, NIGHT FREAKS. The genre mashup feature is based loosely on his own experience of alien encounters and was filmed across the pandemic lockdowns on a shoestring budget.

The genre piece stars Yvette Parsons and Andrew McLennan and features guest appearances from Geeling Ching, Ian Mune, and Tom Sainsbury.

The film premieres on 1 July in Roswell, New Mexico, a town best known as the home of the first UFO crash site in 1947. NIGHT FREAKS will screen in the Roswell Daily Record Film Festival, celebrating UFO, Paranormal, and Cryptozoology-centred cinema.

This feature is part of a trilogy of David’s work that looks at tears in the fabric of everyday reality, along with WOUND and GHOST BRIDE. David is best known for exploring the taboo in his work and has a strong inclination for horror. He has been credited as a key director during the development of Kiwi Gothic cinema in the 70s and 80s.

Congratulations to David on the premiere!

Last updated on 19 June 2023