Tetsuo: The Iron Man screening with live musical score by Metal Men and Bill Horist

Still from Tetsuo: The Iron Man, directed by Shinya Tsukamoto

Join us on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 6:00pm for an electrifying event – Tetsuo: The Iron Man with a live musical score by Metal Men!

Prepare to be immersed in a unique audiovisual experience as Shinya Tsukamoto’s cult classic Japanese cyberpunk horror film, Tetsuo: The Iron Man, unfolds on the big screen.

Warning: this film has disturbing violence, gore, and sex. Please read about it first if you have not seen it.

Accompanying the intense visuals, renowned Seattle industrial band Metal Men (John Hawkley and Eric Muhs), with special guest Bill Horist, will perform a live musical score.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event that brings together the dark and surreal world of Tetsuo with the raw energy of Metal Men’s music.

Tickets are sliding scale, $5 – $30
All proceeds go to the performers
Tickets: https://tetsuo-at-the-grocery.eventbrite.com

Popcorn and beverages will be available.
Doors at 6:00pm, show begins at 6:30.

About Tetsuo: The Iron Man


TETSUO: THE IRON MAN is filmmaker Shinya Tsukamoto’s unhinged hot take on humankind’s ongoing battle with technology; literally, as a man mutates into a walking, clanking man-machine that terrorizes himself and everyone around him. Warping elements of early Cronenberg, Lynch, and Raimi into a deliriously-paced cyberpunk cocktail, TETSUO is a body horror manifesto that’s fueled by techno-erotic adrenaline and wrought iron perversion.

Licensed for this screening via AGFA.

About the performers

Metal Men

METAL MEN is a 30-year long sound & performance collaboration between percussionist / metal sculptor John Hawkley and physics teacher / electronic musician Eric Muhs. METAL MEN deploy motors, car parts, springs, magnets, oil cans, spikes, grinders, sending noise into electronics in search of sonic mayhem and beauty.

METAL MEN on YouTube

METAL MEN on SoundCloud
Instruments Are A Crutch https://on.soundcloud.com/W6Ltn
Metal Brick Road https://on.soundcloud.com/Ciou9

About Bill Horist

Guitarist Bill Horist has been making music in Seattle and beyond for nearly twenty-five years. He has appeared on more than seventy records and has performed throughout North and Central America, Europe and Japan. Bill’s varied approach to guitar has accorded him work in many genres such as rock, pop, jazz, folk and experimental music. In 2013 alone Bill headlined the Nicaragua International Jazz Festival, was invited to perform on Season Eight of America’s Got Talent and wrote and performed a score for M-Body modern dance company in Calgary, Canada.