Your Halloween Film Choices...

Should you be in a dark kind of viewing mood, London has no shortage of Halloween-themed movie screenings and events.

The Duke Mitchell Film Club Halloween Special, 27 October, The Phoenix Artist Club, 8pm

Short films, trailers, prizes, the Duke Mitchell film club is always a unique and welcoming affair, and free!

The Prince Charles Cinema Halloween Season, Prince Charles Cinema, 28-31 October.

It wouldn't be Halloween if London's top repertory cinema didn't get in on the action. From the 28 October to 31 October the PCC will be showing the seasonally-appropriate Halloween, Creepshow, Manhunter and Trick R'Treat.

Halloween Screenings at Vue Islington, 29-30 October

2014 is the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters, and the VUE is one of several cinemas re-showing the classic comedy this month with a double bill of screenings on Wednesday 29 October. 

Genfest at Genesis Cinema, 30 October, 7pm
Genesis Cinema in Stepney Green celebrates its 15th year with an evening of multi-arts events, mostly Halloween-oriented. Films screened include Ghostbusters, Frankenstein and The Babadook plus the Good Bad and The Unseen Film Club will screen a secret horror double bill. A Scanner-scored screening of The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is also playing. 

The Halloween Movie Mash-up Weekend at Portobello Pop-Up Cinema, 31 October-2 November,  3 ACKLAM ROAD, W10 5TY 7pm,
Portobello Pop-Up Cinema hosts three days of Halloweenish things. Movies screened include 80s cult The Lost Boys and The Shining. 

Shorts on Tap, 30 October, 93 Feet East, 7pm
See seven short horror films from all over the world for free at 93 Feet East on Brick Lane,

Oval Space Cinema presents The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 40th Anniversary restoration, Oval Space, 8.15pm

This Halloween the OS is showing the restored version of slasher movie, 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'. The film has been restored over the last few years under the supervision of director Tobe Hooper. This is a unique East London screening of the restored classic which was premiered at Cannes festival.


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