The Psychotronic Tourist: “AMSTERDAMNED” Video Diary!

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In conjunction with my Psychotronic Tourist trip through the locations for Dick Maas’ 1988 water-killer thriller AMSTERDAMNED (see the full epic tour with then-and-now pics, history and maps HERE), Dutch journalist Michael Minneboo accompanied us, armed with a video camera, and turned out this awesome capsule of our day together with Dick Maas on the canals, revisiting AMSTERDAMNED 25 years on.

About the author:

Kier-La Janisse

Kier-La Janisse is a writer and film programmer based in Montreal, Canada. She is the founder of Spectacular Optical and The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies and is a film curator for Fantastic Fest and SF Indie. She has been a programmer for POP Montreal, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas, co-founded Montreal microcinema Blue Sunshine, founded the CineMuerte Horror Film Festival (1999-2005) and the Big Smash! Music-on-Film Festival (both in Vancouver) and was the subject of the documentary Celluloid Horror (2005). She has written for Filmmaker, Rue Morgue and Fangoria magazines, has contributed to The Scarecrow Movie Guide (Sasquatch Books, 2004) and Destroy All Movies!! A Complete Guide to Punk on Film (Fantagraphics, 2011), and is the author of A Violent Professional: The Films of Luciano Rossi (FAB Press, 2007) and House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (FAB Press, 2012).

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