Slasher Media have announced a season of horror double-bills in Manchester, with 14 classic horror films from over 5 decades being screened.
The movies will be screened at Manchester’s AMC Cinema over seven Saturdays in August and September 2016.
So, what’s on?
Saturday 13 August
7PM – The Thing (1982)
John Carpenters classic adaptation of ‘Who Goes There?’ starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David and more. It’s the first week of winter in 1982. An American Research Base is greeted by an alien force, that can assimilate anything it touches. It’s up to the members to stay alive, and be sure of who is human, and who has become one of the Things…
9.10PM – Prince of Darkness (1987)
John Carpenter’s Lovecraftian classic of ancient evil, starring Dennis Dun, Donald Pleasance, Jameson Parker and more. A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world…
Saturday 20 August
7PM – Evil Dead 2 (1987)
Sam Raimi’s kinetic follow up to the horror classic, again starring Bruce Campbell as the forever tormented Ash Williams. The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.
8.45PM – Army of Darkness in 35mm (1992)
35mm presentation! Final part of the Evil Dead trilogy, yet again starring Bruce Campbell as Ash, a man who is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.
Saturday 27 August
7PM – An American Werewolf in London (1981)
John Landis’ comic horror classic which sees two American college students on a walking tour of Britain attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.
9.05PM – Return of The Living Dead in 35mm (1985)
Presented in 35mm! Dan O’ Bannon (Alien, Dark Star) writes and directs this horror comedy. When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.
Saturday 3 September
7PM – The Crow in 35mm (1994)
Presented in 35mm! James O’ Barr’s classic tale of revenge from beyond the grave, starring Brandon Lee in his last role, Michael Wincott and Ernie Hudson. A musician comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée’s murder, guided by the mysterious crow.
9.05PM – The Lost Boys (1987)
Starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim and more, Joel Schumacher’s influential classic The Lost Boys. After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires…
Saturday 10 September
7PM – Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Guillermo Del Toro’s award winning horror fantasy. In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. Spanish Language with English subtitles.
9.15PM – Deep Red aka Profondo Rosso (1975)
Dario Argento’s giallo classic is back on the big screen! After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried. Italian with English subtitles .
Saturday 17 September
7PM – A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Witness the birth of a horror icon with the Wes Craven original – A Nightmare On Elm Street. Heather Langenkamp, Jonny Depp John Saxon and Robert Englund star in the first of the ‘Freddy’ franchise. Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won’t lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.
8.50PM – Invasion of The Body Snatchers in 35mm (1978)
Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum and Leonard Nimoy star in Philip Kaufman’s terrifying remake of the 1956 sci-fi classic. In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion. 35mm Presentation .
Saturday 24 September
7PM – Zombieland (2009)
Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson star in this modern comic-horror classic. A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.
8.50PM – Attack The Block (2011)
Joe Cornish directs the tale of a teen gang in South London defending their block from an alien invasion. Attack the Block is a fast, funny, frightening action adventure movie that pits a teen gang against an invasion of savage alien monsters. It turns a London housing estate into a sci-fi playground. A tower block into a fortress under siege. And teenage street kids into heroes. It’s inner city versus outer space.
Tickets at £4 per film may be booked via www.amccinemas.co.uk and will be available on the night also.