Date Time
Sat 31st October 3.50pm


Saturday 31st October 2015 from 2pm til late (doors open at 1.15pm)

Join us on Halloween for a Day Long Film Festival – the launch of our new Surreal Reels series of monthly Saturday teatime transgressive films. Entry is £13 for as many of the 5 films as you would like (cinema prices not applicable). Re-entry on the day will be possible via wristbands, given at point of first entry. Entry will be for 18s and over only, due to the BBFC certificates of the films being screened.

Supported by Film Hub North, led by Showroom Workstation. Proud to be part of the BFI Film Audience Network.

Our Halloween Film Festival has been curated by Director and Actor Dominic Brunt, who will provide a brief introduction prior to each film.
Music between films provided by Ned Netherwood (Was Ist Das?)

Film start times with introduction are as follows (we recommend arrival at least 15 minutes prior to the film you wish to start your day with):

The Evil Dead 2.00pm
Santa Sangre 3.50pm
The Shining 6.15pm
Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue 9.00pm
The Wicker Man 10.50pm

The kiosk will be open throughout the Festival serving hot and cold snacks and drinks and alcoholic drinks. We ask that your own food and drink is not consumed on the premises.

Dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky | 1989 | Mexico / Italy | 123 mins
Cast: Axel Jodorowsky, Bianca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Sabrina Dennison, Thelma Tixou

Visionary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s (The Holy Mountain, Dance of Reality) avant-
garde, surrealist Santa Sangre is justifiably adored by cult horror fans. In flashback, it tells the story of Fenix, traumatised by a childhood spent in a circus run by his father, knife-thrower Orgo and his mother, trapeze artist Concha; before flashing forward to the future, where he teams up with his mother to undertake a grisly campaign of revenge. Full of provocative, psychedelic imagery, explicit violence, grotesquery and sensuality, and infused with a singular mysticism that will be recognisable to fans of the director, it’s an unforgettable and terrifying watch.

“This freaky-erotic cult film about circus folk is extraordinary – creepy, humid and unwholesome” **** Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.