Dead of Night, a four-night festival of new, classic and cult horror movies to frighten the pants off you this Halloween. Join them for chills, thrills and kills on the 25 – 28 October 2018 at Vue Cinema Hull.
The festival is proudly sponsored by Greasy Fingers Rock ‘n’ Roll Barbershop.
From Sam Raimi’s gore-splattered classic THE EVIL DEAD, to ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE, a fresh and ground-breaking horror musical comedy, Dead of Night has all bases covered for fright fans in Hull.
Hull-exclusive new film screenings include the latest from the legendary Nicholas Cage; the mesmerising, delirious and deranged MANDY, the nightmarish UK psychological horror POSSUM, and closing the festival is audience favourite ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, a marvelously inventive Japanese horror-comedy featuring an epic, 37-minute opening continuous single take.
Complementing the new material in the festival are some iconic classics and restorations, with big screen showings of supernatural 70s shockers CARRIE and THE OMEN and Jeff Goldblum-starring creature-feature THE FLY.
Hold onto your popcorn, things are about to get terrifying!
Tickets are available for individual films for £7, £6 for Hull Independent Cinema members, £5 for students and under-25s, with a variety of great value Festival, New Horror, Classic Horror and Day passes available giving opportunities to see films from as little as £4 each.
John McPhail | 2017 | UK | 107 mins | Cert 15 TBC
This wonderfully engaging horror musical comedy is a fresh and high-spirited delight, balancing tunes with terror, and danger with dance. A new Scottish film that’s a genre mash-up delight. A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones.
“Exuberant and gleeful…just the film the zombie genre needed: a bloody, toe-tapping, good-time frolic.” – Birth.Movies.Death.
Brian De Palma | 1976 | USA | 94 mins | Cert 18
All hell breaks loose when a tortured, misfit teenager (Sissy Spacek) unleashes her secret telekinetic powers against her psychotic mother (Piper Laurie) and sadistic classmates. Based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, this ultimate revenge fantasy is one of the all-time great horror classics.
“A nearly perfect film. The combination of pathos, shocks, and grand guignol excess is orchestrated with jaw-dropping precision by young De Palma.” – Bloody Disgusting
US Ambassador Robert Thorn (Gregory Peck) is persuaded to substitute a newborn baby whose mother has died in childbirth for his own stillborn son. By the age of five the child, Damien, seems to be exerting a malevolent influence on the Thorn household. Thorn searches for an answer to his son’s behaviour and meets maverick priest Father Brennan (Patrick Troughton), who tries to convince him that Damien is in fact the Antichrist. The Ambassador at first dismisses this as the rantings of a religious maniac, but subsequent events suggest that maybe the priest has a point.
“The Omen contains some of the most memorable untimely deaths in cinema history.”
– Daily Telegraph (UK)
A disgraced children’s puppeteer returns to his childhood home and is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured him his entire life.
A supernatural horror combining the stark psychodrama of George A. Romero’s MARTIN with the uncanny terror of DEAD OF NIGHT, Sean Harris gives a tour-de-force performance as Philip in this bleak and understated exercise in creeping dread.
“Possum excels in ways some horror doesn’t. It strikes the nerve between horror and emotion, between wanting to cry and wanting to scream.” – Starburst
THE EVIL DEAD
Writer/Director Sam Raimi’s relentless, gore-spattered debut is a landmark in horror cinema, a no-holds-barred onslaught of gruesome terror and nightmarish effects which has earned its rightful status as a legendary cult classic. Five college students travel to a remote cabin in the woods and unwittingly unleash a monstrous evil force hellbent on their total destruction. THE EVIL DEAD is truly the ultimate experience in grueling horror.
“Energetic, original and icky, Raimi’s splat-stick debut is a tight little horror classic that deserves its cult reputation.” – Film4
Mandy is set in the primal wilderness of 1983 where Red Miller, a broken and haunted man hunts an unhinged religious sect who slaughtered the love of his life. Nicolas Cage’s infamous performance style reaches new, cocaine-crazed heights in this blood-soaked, psychedelic revenge thriller. Hypnotic and dizzyingly stylised with a thundering score, MANDY is a deeply surreal, visual experience which will leave you breathless.
“A mind-melting genre orgy of cosmic proportions that’s ridiculously fun.”
– Sight and Sound
Scientist Seth Brundle, experimenting with transmitting matter uses himself as a guinea-pig, unaware that a fly has got into the machinery. As he embarks on a relationship with Veronica Quaife, the journalist covering his project, his body slowly begins to take on fly-like characteristics.
“A masterpiece of tragic science fiction and Gothic horror.” – Cinema Crazed
Things go badly for a hack director and film crew shooting a low budget zombie movie in an abandoned WWII Japanese facility when they are attacked by real zombies. This marvelously inventive Japanese horror-comedy features an epic, 37-minute opening continuous single take.
“Drunk on its own DIY energy and deeply in love with everything it’s doing…a euphoric ode to the chaos (and compromises) of genre filmmaking.” – Indiewire