Saint Anthony Main Theater (115 SE Main Street, MPLS, MN 55414) (April 19th)
RUNTIME: 118 MINUTES
After visiting Minneapolis in May of 2015 to build and successfully feed the world’s largest people eating sex beast (dubbed VOREHEMOTH), lauded raconteur and Twin Cities legend Raymond P. Whalen (a.k.a. Rock And Roll Ray) will return as the subject of a new feature documentary entitled VORE KING at The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival on April 10th and 19th, 2016.
VORE KING is a detailed portrait of R.P. Whalen, world famous horror host, trash movie guru, carnival sideshow barker, and America’s premier purveyor of vorarephilia fetish film. Vorarephilia, popularly known as “vore,” is a sexual fetish where arousal is brought about by the act of one creature consuming another creature, most commonly manifested by monsters eating women. The film follows Whalen’s process of conceiving and constructing an array of vore creatures while he rekindles a bond with his elderly father and battles the demons of suburban Milwaukee. VORE KING features interactions with R.P. Whalen’s actresses (affectionately known as “La Vore Girls”) and family, as well as a rare glimpse into the production of vore film and the mind of a magical (and volatile) super genius
Ray made a name for himself in the Twin Cities with his manic altar ego Rock And Roll Ray who hosted midnight horror and exploitation movies at The Uptown Theatre and Saint Anthony Main for more than a decade.
Said VORE KING director Dan S, “Ray had to leave town several years ago under pretty unfortunate circumstances so I’m overjoyed that I have the privilege to bring him back to both of the venues where he once reigned for a triumphant celebration of his life and work.”
Dan S is a writer/director/producer currently residing in Minneapolis. Dan is primarily known for his experimental narrative work (SEEKING WELLNESS, INVINCIBLE FORCE) but has recently delved into the documentary form (NED ABDUL NEEDS MORE RETAIL SPACE, OLD MAN). He was the recipient of The McKnight Fellowship for Filmmaking and the 2015 Creative Capital Award for Moving Image in support of VORE KING.
Press screeners, interviews and high-resolution images are available upon request.