SCORSESE’S SCARIEST FILM FEST – THE SHINING + THE LEOPARD MAN

Rating: MA15+
Length: 227 mins
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd
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Thu 27th Jun:
Sun 30th Jun:

DAVID STRATTON PRESENTS MARTIN SCORSESE’S SCARIEST EVER FILM FESTIVAL & RKO VAL LEWTON RETRO.

“I’m very excited to announce that the Orpheum has confirmed a special festival of director Martin Scorcese’s choices of the scariest films ever made.The festival will also include three of the excellent Val Lewton 1940’s RKO classics rarely seen on the big screen.From the 40’s the genuinely frightening THE UNINVITED plus THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE , the brilliant Ealing Studios thriller DEAD OF NIGHT , to the 50’s NIGHT OF THE DEMON a vastly underrated thriller , to the 60s Deborah Kerr in THE INNOCENTS, the original THE HAUNTING directed by Robert Wise and Hitchcock’s PSYCHO plus REAR WINDOW to the 70’s THE EXORCIST and the 80s Kubrick’s extended version of THE SHINING and the Canadian chiller THE CHANGELING.The RKO Val Lewton titles are CAT PEOPLE, ISLE OF THE DEAD and THE LEOPARD MAN.I do hope you can be part of this exciting program… a rare chance to view these quality films in beautiful restored digital on the cinema screen.”
DAVID STRATTON.

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ADULT $19. CONCESSIONS $15. SENIORS $10.

THE SHINING (1980)

Stanley Kubrick’s adaption of the Stephen King novel about a family heading to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

“One of the few genuinely atmospheric horror films out there.” BBC1.

“ Nicholson’s performance, much criticised for its mugging leeriness, is exactly right: Jack is not an ordinary man about to be assaulted by the extraordinary, he is primed from the start for this demonic promotion, and Nicholson’s greedy over-eagerness, both complaisant and contemptuous, is the eeriest screen evil for some time. THE SHINING finally, is an iceberg that may in time prove to be one of the great Kubricks (with Paths of Glory, Lolita and Barry Lyndon).” BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE.

FOLLOWED BY…

THE LEOPARD MAN (1943)

Rich in artistic treasure on a variety of levels this is a moody, suggestive horror film that works its magic slowly and surely. Those willing to look beyond its flaws will be well rewarded by this mysterious journey thru the dim, smoky mirror of the subconscious.
Rated 88% on Rotten Tomatoes. Ozus’ world Movie Reviews gave the film a grade A, writing, “Tourneur’s fast paced film is armed with a taut and intelligent script, and is one of those memorable films that gets even better with age like a good wine.” TV GUIDE awarded the film three out of four stars, writing, “this film, along with Lewton and Tourneur’s other collaborations, proves once again that money is not the most essential element in good filmmaking. Gorgeously fluid camerawork creates the absolutely chilling mood of this film.” SLANT MAGAZINE awarded the film 4 out of 4 stars, praising the film’s cinematography, use of sound, and Tourneur’s direction”.