Halloween Film Choices in London...

Getting to a horror film screening is easy on All-Hallows eve in London. but Smoke Screen has assembled a list of some of the more unusual choices open to the adventurous...

Bechdel Test Fest presents Horror Heroines: Feminist or Foe?

Proud Archivist Saturday, 31 October 2015 from 16:00 to 20:30 (GMT)

Fear. Trauma. Victimhood. These are words associated with horror movies. Often derided as misogynistic trash, there’s another school of thought that suggests the horror film has done more for women on screen than any other genre. We're celebrating some fearless females in a double bill of two of our favourite horror films, both for free! Join us as we hail these classic movies at the lovely The Proud Archivist and enjoy some spooky-themed beverages and snacks. 

1: The Craft (Andrew Flemming, 1996)

Screening Starts: 4pm - 6pm (with short welcome intro from Bechdel Test Fest)

2: Scream (Wes Craven, 1996) 

Screening Starts: 6.30pm - 8.30pm 

Tickets are free but booking is essential. Ticket does not guarantee entry so please arrive early to avoid disappointment



Regent Street Cinema All-Hallows All-NIghter presented by Cigarette Burns

Rrgent Street Cinema October 31st 11pm

Join us as we celebrate All Hallows’ Eve, we’ll take a trip through the mysterious Silver Shamrock factory, encounter supernatural mannequins, ride in a deadly, classic car, journey to a tropical island, infested with zombies and battle the creatures of the night. Peppering the evening and keeping spirits high and strong against the forces of evil will be Radio 6 darlings, Those Unfortunates, knocking out some of the finest tunes from your favourite films, think Scream and Scream Again and Monsters Rule OK!

Singing along is encouraged, and prizes will be awarded to the best dressed.

Films playing are: 
– Christine
– Tourist Trap
– Halloween III
– Salem’s Lot
– Zombie Flesh Eaters
Final entry is at midnight


Film4 FrightFest all-day, six-film Halloween event 2015

Prince Charles Cinema, 24 October.

Tickets are £45 each
Film4 FrightFest has an all-day, six-film Halloween 2015 event booked at the Prince Charles Cinema with James Purefoy and Olga Kurylenko leading the guest line-up


A totally shocking threequel, a haunted house of horrors, demonic possession, claustrophobic tank terror, a head-spinning brutal thriller and a European Premiere it can only be the Film4 FrightFest Halloween event, which is back at the Prince Charles Cinema on Saturday 24 Oct with six brand new movies, including two World premieres, a European and two UK premieres.

This year’s Shockathon kicks off at 11am with the surprise movies which guarantees a sci-fi cocktail of weird creatures, crude humour and hilarious action. Next up is the UK Premiere of THE VATICAN TAPES, a dynamic, unusual and thrilling exorcism shocker by Crank director Mark Neveldine. This is followed by the World Premiere of THE UNSPOKEN, a chill-orientated sinister ghost story with an insidious sting in its tale. Kicking of the evening with a massive jolt of brutal energy is the UK premiere of MOMENTUM, a break-neck, nerve-shredding violent thriller starring a stand-out Olga Kurylenko & James Purefoy. Our second World Premiere is BELLY OF THE BULLDOG, directed by Nick Gillespie, whose past short films have been shown at FrightFest to great acclaim. We are delighted to welcome him back for his feature genre debut. To complete the line-up prepare yourselves for twists galore, horrific jolts and seat-edged suspense with the European Premiere of I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE III: VENGEANCE IS MINE, which whole-heartedly retains the stunning shock impact of the entire controversial series.

Guests attending include MOMENTUM stars James Purefoy (The Following) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) and from BELLY OF THE BULLDOG, director Nick Giilespie plus key cast, to be announced later.

Plus, we’ll be showing two fantastic shorts, THE CHICKENING, a poultry-infused remix of The Shining, directed by Nick DenBoar & Davy Force and THE PACKAGE, starring Dan Palmer (Stalled) & Tom Gordon. And of course there will be intros, Q & A’s, give-aways and a few special surprises…

Alan Jones, co-director, said today: “Enough with the after dark jitters, caffeine fixes and trying to stay awake through the last movie. FrightFest is always ahead of the curve when it comes to redefining event experiences so here’s our latest innovation. All before midnight you’ll delight in fright with six of the must-see movies of the moment. Carefully selected by the FrightFest team of experts to show exactly where the genre is right now, these six nightmares before Christmas are tales of Halloween you just have to witness”.



Deptford Cinema presents WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS + Party

Saturday 31 October, from 8.30pm at Deptford Cinema.
Full Moon Film Night and Halloween Costume Party.

Get your tickets for the film at wegottickets.com

Or buy your ticket for the party on the door.


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