Director: Matthew Holness
Stars: Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong
Returning to his childhood home, a disgraced puppeteer is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the dark secrets that have plagued his entire life. Shot on 35mm and drawing inspiration from some of the darker British shockers of the 1970s, this understated exercise in creeping dread is a remarkable debut feature from writer/director Holness. Possum ‘strikes the nerve between horror and emotion’ (Starburst) and festival screenings have gained rave reviews, so we’re delighted to present it during the first week of a limited UK release.
Plus Shiver (15, 8 min), a spine-chilling BRIT Showcase short directed by Mykea Perry, about a girl left home alone on Halloween.
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 31 October 2018
Show starts at 7.30 pm, ticket prices £8.50 & £7.00 (concessions).
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Overwhelming praise for the sold out performance of God’s Own Country on Tuesday evening – “wonderful”, “brilliant”, “stunning” are just some of the comments heard after the screening. Victoria and Abdul also had sold out showings this week. If you still have not seen this very popular film, we have arranged another screening on Wednesday 22 November at 19:30. More details below.
This week starts with our Halloween double bill. You don’t have to book both films, but if you do, you’ll save £2 due to our special offer. We start at 19:00 with the subtle and extraordinary A Ghost Story, “a haunting meditation on life, loss, and mankind’s place in the universe” (Baltimore Magazine). Having explored the fantastic, we face sheer terror at 21:00, in the form of It Comes At Night, a “deeply unsettling post-plague chiller” (The Guardian) that Mark Kermode made his film of the week. The Arts Bar will be open before both films, and you’re welcome to contribute to the spine-chilling atmosphere!
We have a rare Monday screening on the 31st October, with Tony Scott’s first film The Hunger offering a feast of vampiric thrills for David Bowie fans and admirers of 1980s chic and music. And this special Halloween presentation begins with a 16mm compilation of 1980s horror trailers and advertisements, to set the scene.
The Hunger (18)
Date: Monday 31st October
1h 37min | Horror
Directed by Tony Scott and starring David Bowie, Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon. Read more………