SCORSESE’S SCARIEST FILM FEST – THE INNOCENTS + NIGHT OF THE DEMON

Rating: PG
Length: 209 mins
Cast: Deborah Kerr

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

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

THE INNOCENTS (1961)

Jack Clayton’s 1961 masterpiece, with an Oscar nominated performance from Deborah Kerr. The combination of Truman Capote, John Mortimer & William Archibald created the psychological underpinnings of the film’s screenplay which have resulted in it being subject of numerous critical and scholarly essays.
An elegant, sinister and scalp-prickling ghost story, based on Henry James’s story The Turn of the Screw. A governess, played by Deborah Kerr, takes charge of two children at a remote country estate and suspects that the house is haunted by the drunken valet and the former governess he seduced. She suspects the children can see these ghosts, too, and that these evil spirits have befriended them. 98% on Rotten Tomatoes: “Creepily atmospheric…. a stylishly crafted, chilling British ghost tale with Deborah Kerr at her finest”.

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NIGHT OF THE DEMON (1957)

Jacques Tourneur’s rarely seen British horror classic. Leonard Maltin shares shares Scorcese’s passion for this film: “Dana Andrews is a stuffily cynical psychologist who doesn’t believe that a series of deaths have been caused by an ancient curse, but the film convinces right off the bat and never lets up. Adapted from Montague R. James’ story “Casting the Runes”. An exceptional shocker” This restored DCP is of the longer, British cut of the film never before seen on Australian screens.

Official Trailer