OXFORD’S FIRST EVER HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
6 NIGHTS OF HORROR
Oxford’s monthly cult movie night, Cinema Under The Stairs will be bringing their special brand of entertainment to Halloween this year with a 6 night, 6 venue, 6 film celebration of the horror movie genre.
The Shox19 lineup
Plus Q&A with Mike Muncer from The Evolution of Horror Podcast
1985 Italy. Lamberto Bava. Dubbed to English
Horror maestro, Dario Argento produced and co- wrote this gonzo, Italo-horror, gory classic. Shot in Berlin and Rome, Bava’s heavy metal themed, rampaging, splatter fest takes place almost entirely within a cinema, celebrating the horror movie absolute.
1998 Japan. Hideo Nakata. English subtitles
Face twisting fear is served up as a delicious technological take on urban legend dread. This hugely influential modern nightmare has become a cult classic, spawning sequels, re-makes and reviving and reinventing Japanese horror.
973 United States. William Friedkin
William Peter Blatty’s best selling novel was brought to the screen by celebrated movie Brat, Friedkin, dealing havoc throughout the world. Fainting audience members, barf bags for punters, Mike Oldfield’s haunting soundtrack; if ever celluloid has become legend, it is The Exorcist.
1963 United States. Robert Wise
Shot in a misty, rural England of yesteryear, the film Martin Scorsese voted the scariest movie of all time, still troubles and terrifies fifty six years later. Julie Harris’ perpetually disturbed, intense performance guides us through this harrowing trip into the supernatural.
Evil Dead 2
1987 United States. Sam Raimi
Bombastic sequel, out splattering and laughing it’s predecessor with b movie glee. Raimi’s delight in making the audience laugh, squirm and jump out of their seats is evident from the get go. A nailed on cult classic.
In The Mouth Of Madness
Plus Q&A with Louise Blain
1994 United States. John Carpenter
Infatuation of a story teller’s tales bleeds off the page into reality in this search for a missing, best selling horror scribe. The populist writer’s work is consumed en-masse and tensions are mounting awaiting his latest novel. An insurance agent’s hunt for the great, Sutter Cain will lead him straight into the mouth of madness.