SCORSESE’S SCARIEST FILM FEST – THE CHANGELING + DEAD OF NIGHT

Rating: M
Length: 199 mins
Cast: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas
Session Times (click preferred session time to book):
Thu 25th Jul:
Sun 28th Jul:

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 CHANGELING (198O)

“A superior haunted house thriller” says Variety of this under rated Canadian chiller starring George C. Scott. A minor classic! Peter Medak’s film is among a handful of films that have successfully recreated the intimate, drawing-room atmosphere of supernatural horror fiction.

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DEAD OF NIGHT (1945)

From Ealing Studios. TIME OUT conducted a poll with several authors, directors, actors and critics who have worked within the horror genre to vote for their top horror films. Dead of Night placed at number 35 on their top 100 list. Low-key it may be compared with the jump-scare slashers, but this Ealing classic from 1945 is genuinely frightening: a portmanteau collection of five ghost stories, of which the most disturbing is probably the one directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, about a mad ventriloquist haunted by his dummy – a superb premonition of Psycho.