Halloween is fast approaching and QUAD’s schedule for the next month and beyond is packed to the gills with horror films, old and new, to keep you trembling in your seat. Read on for a run down on the terrifying treats in store for you.
DEAD AND BREAKFAST X (18)
Saturday 27 October 8pm
QUAD’s annual Halloween all-nighter reaches its tenth year!
We’ve got demonic possession, a creepy long haired Japanese girl, an old priest and a young priest, monsters in space, Jason Vorhees in space and an evil sentient lift! So, prop your eyelids open like Alex in Clockwork Orange and viddy well!
This year’s line-up:
8:00pm The Exorcist (Director’s Cut) (USA 1973 Dir: William Friedkin)
10:45pm Ringu (Japan, 1988 Dir: Hideo Nakata)
1:15am The Lift (Netherlands, 1983 Dir: Dick Maas)
3:30am Aliens (USA 1986 Dir: James Cameron)
6:25am Jason X (USA/Canada 2001 Dir: James Isaac)
Tickets: £25, £17.50 for Concessions/18-25 year olds.
Includes breakfast (meaty or veggie) if you survive the night
Friday 2 – Sunday 4 November
From the director of the insane Beyond The Black Rainbow, comes this crazy, action revenge thriller that seems to distill the essence of Nicholas Cage and unleash it back upon audiences across the world. Red (Cage) is a hardened logger living a peaceful life with his girlfriend, Mandy (Andrea Riseborough), in a small rural town. When Mandy is brutally attacked by a group of religious fanatics led by the delusional Jeremiah Sand (Linus Roache), Red will stop at nothing to exact his bloody revenge. If you’re looking for a subtle, delicate performance from Nicholas Cage…then move along there is nothing to see here!
Friday 9- Monday 12 November
“Can you spy him deep within, Little Possum. Black As Sin!” Matthew Holness (Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace) steps out of the world of comedy and jumps with both feet into the world of fantasy horror with this tale of a disgraced children’s puppeteer (Sean Harris) returning to his childhood home. There, he is forced to confront his wicked stepfather (Alun Armstrong) and the secrets that have tortured his entire life. But cleansing his past is harder than it seems if Possum, the hideous hand-puppet, has anything to say in the matter. Featuring a new soundtrack by the legendary Radiophonic Workshop.
ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (ADVISED 15) – PREVIEW SCREENING
Friday 9 November at 8:45pm
In this hilarious horror-comedy we are introduced to Hiragashi, a hack film director wrapped up in making a low-budget zombie movie. Whilst shooting at an abandoned facility, rumoured to have once been home to macabre military experiments on human guinea pigs, a genuine zombie outbreak erupts. Hiragashi is delighted and insists the crew keep working as they can now film undead mayhem on a scale way beyond their budget! Featuring an audacious opening segment captured in a single 37-minute unbroken shot and following it up with a series of audacious surprises, One Cut of The Dead has been picking up great reviews and awards at international festivals, and Satori Screen offers a chance to see it well ahead of its UK release.
Friday 16 – Thursday 22 November
A darkness swirls at the centre of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some with succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up. Dario Argento’s 1977 classic is remade for the 21st century by Oscar Nominated director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name, I Am Love) bringing in regular collaborator Tilda Swinton alongside Dakota Johnson, Mia Goth, Sylvie Testud and Jessica Harper from the original. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke is on soundtrack duties.
Suspiria will be screening for a full week but true horror-hounds will not want to miss our special late-night screening at 11:30pm on Friday 16th.
DER GOLEM WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM HARMONIEBAND
Saturday 17 November at 6:30pm
Director, writer and actor Paul Wegener made three films based on the ancient Jewish myth of the Golem. This is his final 1920 version and his magnum opus, capped by Karl Freund’s exhilarating lighting and cinematography. When a Jewish community is threatened with removal from a city, the Rabbi constructs a figure of clay to stop the oppression. Calling upon ancient, mystical powers, the creature is brought to life to protect the people. With its foreshadowing of Jewish persecution to come, Der Golem is a poignant piece of film-making that emerged as one of the great masterpieces of silent cinema.
HarmonieBand has appeared at many UK film festivals and art centres. The ensemble has also travelled widely in Europe including visits to the Dresden Musikfestpiele, the Giornate Del Cinema Muto in Italy and three tours of Brabant. They return to QUAD after scoring Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr in 2017 and the vampire classic Nosferatu in 2016.
CANDYMAN: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH (18)
Friday 23 November at 8:45pm
Fright Club‘s Adam & Darrell are big fans of Arrow Video and to tie in with their new release of Candyman, they are bringing its blood drenched sequel to the big screen!
The legend of the Candyman begins to haunt many residents of New Orleans, after the immortal killer becomes obsessed with local schoolteacher Annie Tarrant. Concern grows within the city when Annie’s father is murdered whilst investigating three deaths in the manner of the Candyman legend. When one of her students convinces Annie that they have seen the Candyman, she tests the legend in front of a mirror and summons the killer to New Orleans on the eve of Mardi Gras, where he begins to kill relentlessly.
Tony Todd returns as the iconic slasher villain, in this tense sequel packed with more blood, guts and frights than you can shake a hook at!
Friday 23 – Monday 26 November
It is 40 years since the events of the original Halloween, the night Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers. When Myers escapes the institution he’s being held at, he makes his way back to Haddonfield for a final confrontation with Laurie. But this time she’s ready for him. Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role of Laurie Strode in this continuation/reboot of the Halloween franchise. Original director John Carpenter returns also to provide a stunning soundtrack for David Gordon Green’s (Joe, All The Real Girls) film.
4 BY 4K: JOHN CARPENTER DAY
Join us for a day celebrating iconic genre filmmaker John Carpenter with screenings of four of his classic movies, remastered in 4K quality.
2:00pm They Live (1988)
4:00pm Prince Of Darkness (1987)
6:00pm Escape From New York (1981)
8:00pm The Fog (1980)
Book for individual screenings or come to the lot for just £20! Tickets on sale soon.