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

Rating: MA15+
Length: 210 mins
Cast: Deborah Kerr
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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.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICES APPLY!
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”.

FOLLOWED BY…

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.