With Halloween being on a Tuesday this year, you might prefer a more chilled way to commemorate the spookiest occasion of the year. So we’ve searched the city’s social enterprise cinema (and pop-up) scene to bring you five of the best Halloween film screenings. Scare yourself silly and give back with these gems, all happening on the 31st:
- Join Rich Mix for a Halloween special of The Shining, as Jack Nicholson plays a father who becomes violently unhinged in Stanley Kubrick’s iconic psychological thriller.
- The Canvas (aka the happiest cafe in London) has a special pop-up screening of Hocus Pocus. A great choice for vegans, as you can try out their tofish and chips while you’re at it. Come in fancy dress and you might win a meal for two.
- For something more on the avant-garde side, why not head to The Phoenix in FInchley to see Häxan – the scary, grotesque, and darkly humorous 1922 film. Reece Shearsmith (The League of Gentlemen, High Rise, A Field in England) will be reading out live translation with world class musical accompanist, Stephen Horne.
- Chills in the Chapel (Union Chapel) returns for another year with a screening of 1973 classic The Wicker Man. Often dubbed ‘the Citizen Kane of horror movies’, the film will be bought to life with a selection of live songs performed by Boe Huntress & Dizraeli.
- For those South East of the river, Deptford Cinema is screening chiller Night of The Living Dead. Made for little more than $100,000, George A. Romero’s independently made, low-budget debut is a milestone of radical 1960s horror.
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