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28 DAYS LATER (18)
Danny Boyles terrifying 2002 vision of a post apocalyptic Britain where survivors seek sanctuary from a virus that turns victims into rage filled zombies is a masterclass of tension and chills. Starring Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleason. (113 mins)

ALIEN (15)
In director Ridley Scots seminal 1979 screamer, the crew of a commercial space freighter find themselves at the mercy of a fearsome & unstoppable alien creature that gestates in a human host and has acid for blood. Starring Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt. (118 mins)

ALIENS (18)

The planet from Alien has been colonized, but contact is lost. A team of space marines, together with the sole survivor of the first mission, are sent to investigate and are confronted by an alien epidemic. James Camerons critically acclaimed 1986 sequel to the original 1979 film is a heart stopping, kinetic thrill ride. (137 mins)

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (18)

Two American tourists, backpacking in Britain, are attacked by a werewolf. A stunningly successful combination of horror and comedy from director John Landis with ground breaking make up and special effects. Starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter. (97 mins)

THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (PG)

Director James Whales 1935 sequel to his original film is regarded as one of the greatest horror films of all time with its perfect mix of thrills, gallows humour and memorable characters. Boris Karloffs monster survives the climactic inferno of the first film and demands that Frankenstein create a mate, memorably played by Elsa Lanchester. (75 mins) 

THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (12)

Regarded by many as Hammer films greatest horror. Peter Cushing as Professor Van Helsing returns to Transylvania to confront the vampire Baron Meinster, held prisoner by his mother but set free by an unsuspecting visitor to his castle. Colourful, beautifully crafted gothic masterpiece from director Terence Fisher, dripping in atmosphere & menace. 1960 (85 mins)  

CANDYMAN (18)
A student decides to write a thesis about local legends and myths. She visits a town & learns about the legend of the Candyman, a one-armed man who appears when you say his name five times, in front of a mirror. She doesnt believe the legend, until a series of horrible murders begins. Virginia Madsen stars in this highly effective and intelligent 1992 adaptation of Clive Barkers chilling novel. (94 mins)

COUNTESS DRACULA (18)
In medieval Hungary, Countess Elisabeth, an embittered, ageing widow, discovers that virgin's blood causes her skin to become youthful. Determined to retain her new youth at all costs, the Countess coerces her lover to abduct a string of young virgins to keep her supplied with the blood she now craves to stay beautiful. This newly restored 1971 Hammer Horror is based on the grisly exploits of the real life Countess, who purportedly murdered over 600 girls. Starring Ingrid Pitt. (89 mins)

DAWN OF THE DEAD (18)
As modern society is consumed by zombie carnage, a group of desperate survivors barricade themselves inside a shopping mall to battle the flesh-eating hordes of the undead. This follow up to the classic 1969 Night of the Living dead from director George A Romero is both a powerful satire on consumerism and a stunningly effective  & grisly zombie film with award-winning make-up effects from horror legend Tom Savini. (127 mins)

DAWN OF THE DEAD (18)

In a post apocalyptic world where humans have been turned into flesh eating zombies, a group of survivors take refuge in a shopping mall. Zack Snyder's critically acclaimed 2004 remake of the 1978 classic is a highly charged, edge of the seat, adrenaline rush.(101 mins)

DEAD OF NIGHT (PG)

An architect finds himself caught in a recurring nightmare at a farmhouse. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to all the assembled guests own bizarre tales of madness and murder.  This 1945 Ealing films omnibus is a powerful and eerily atmospheric adaptation of classic ghost stories, from haunted mirrors to murderous ventriloquist's dummies, with a sinister revelation that still retains its power. (103 mins)

THE DESCENT (18)

In this claustrophobic 2005 tale, female potholers embark on an underground cave exploration but events go horribly wrong as they become trapped in the lower depths and are pursued by a breed of subterranean predators. Starring Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza. (99 mins)

THE DEVIL RIDES OUT (15)

Adapted from Dennis Wheatleys novel about an aristocrats battle with the forces of evil, this is quintessential Hammer horror with Christopher lee on the side of good & Charles Grey as the sinister satanist. A classy production with haunting music & a cracking climax. 1968. (96 mins)
DR TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS (PG)
Mysterious fortune teller Dr Shrek boards a train and predicts his fellow passengers fortune with tarot cards. Various possible futures unfold, involving were-wolves, flesh-eating vines, voodoo, a disembodied hand and vampires. This newly restored 1964 entry from Hammer’s rival Amicus Films is the first of their popular anthology film-making with a deadly twist in the tale. Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee & Donald Sutherland. (93 mins)

DRACULA (PG)

The original 1931 Hollywood adaptation of Bram Stokers novel stars Bela Lugosi in his most famous role as the vampire count, terrorizing London. Despite a lack of visceral thrills, director Tod Brownings seminal film is atmospheric and moodily photographed.

Now available in a beautifully restored HD print. (75 mins)

DRACULA (15)

The jewel in Hammers crown is arguably the finest adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel. Christopher lee is the definitive Count Dracula - seductive, aristocratic and frightening. Peter Cushing as Professor Van Helsing is a worthy nemesis in a stunningly crafted exercise in screen chills from director Terence Fisher. Beautifully restored in HD with previously unseen footage. 1958 (82 mins)
DRACULA: PRINCE OF DARKNESS (15)
The 1966 sequel to Hammer Films original  adaptation of Dracula sees four English tourists holidaying in the Carpathians. Finding themselves stranded in the mountains, they unwittingly board a driverless carriage that takes them to Castle Dracula. Masterful direction from veteran Terence Fisher, rich gothic atmosphere and sudden shocks contribute to a classic exercise in screen terror from the house of Hammer with Christopher Lee chillingly effective as the count. Restored in HD. (90 mins)

THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN (12)

Baron Frankenstein vows to continue his experiments. Fortuitously finding the creature he was previously working on, he brings it back to a semblance of life but requires the services of an evil mesmerist to successfully animate it…leading to murder and bloodshed. The third film in the Hammer Frankenstein series is a full blooded gothic monster show with Peter Cushing on top form. (84 mins)

THE EXORCIST (18)

When a young girl is possessed by an evil spirit, her mother enlists the help of 2 Jesuit priests to exorcise the demon. Director William Friedkins filmis a gut wrenching & frightening adaptation of William Peter Blattys best selling novel, that has lost none of its power. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow, Linda Blair & Jason Miller. (122 mins)

FINAL DESTINATION (15)

After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, they all seemingly avoid death by avoiding the fated flight only to have Death hunt them down, one by one in this inventive and nervy 2000 thriller. (98 mins)

THE FLY (18)
A brilliant but eccentric scientist experiments in the field of matter transportation, which against all the expectations of the scientific establishment have proved successful. When he attempts to teleport himself, a fly enters one of the transmission booths with horrific consequences. Director David Cronenbergs 1986 gruesome shocker is a sobering warning of the dangers of tampering with nature. (96 mins)

THE FOG (15)
A Northern California fishing town, built 100 years ago over an old leper colony, is the target for revenge by a killer fog containing zombie-like ghosts seeking revenge for their deaths. John Carpenter (Halloween) directs with his customary heart stopping expertise. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh. (89 mins)

FRANKENSTEIN (PG)

The classic 1931 adaptation of the Mary Shelly novel is a vintage masterpiece of atmospheric chills, which catapulted Boris Karloff to stardom as the living being created by an obsessed scientist. Now fully restored in HD, this is the perfect opportunity to view this influential horror film on the big screen. (72 mins)

FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER FROM HELL (15)
This 1973 finale to Hammer's Frankenstein cycle, restored in HD, features a young Doctor who is interned in the asylum where Baron Frankenstein supposedly perished. He soon meets the mysterious Doctor Victor and realises that Frankenstein is alive and planning to mate a mute female inmate with his latest creation. Peter Cushing is outstanding as the obsessed Baron in his final collaboration with Veteran director Terence Fisher. (89 mins)

FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN (15)
Experimenting with soul transference, Baron Frankenstein transfers the soul of his wrongly executed assistant into the body of the boy’s dead girlfriend. Now reborn, she uses her charms to seek bloody revenge for her dead lover. Peter Cushing is on top form as the baron in this intriguing 1967 entry in the Hammer Frankenstein series. (86 mins)

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (18)
Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a seedy remote bikers bar in Mexico, unaware its populated by vampires, with chaotic results. Quentin Tarantino scripts this outrageously stylish 1996 combination of thriller, horror and violent action. Starring George Clooney. (108 mins)

THE GRUDGE (15)

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim. This is a highly effective 2004 US remake of the Japanese spine chiller. Starring Sarah Michelle Geller. (91 mins)

HALLOWEEN (18)

A psychotic murderer, institutionalized since the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a teenage girl and her friends. Director John Carpenter expertly pulls out all the stops to keep the audience on the edge of their seats in this hugely influential 1978  frightener. Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance. (91 mins)
HANDS OF THE RIPPER (15)

Anna (Angharad Rees) is unknowingly the daughter of Jack the Ripper and, as a child, witnessed the death of her mother at her evil father's hands. Now triggered by the same murderous impulses, her case is assigned to psychiatrist Dr Pritchard (Eric Porter) who believes he can cure her. However, as he uncovers her violent memories, her murderous behaviour spirals out of control. This celebrated 1971 Hammer Horror is a fascinating and terrifying spin on the Jack the Ripper legend. (84 mins)

HELLRAISER (18)

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who's being chased by demons called Cenobites after he escaped from their sado-masochistic Hell. Clive Barkers source novel is brought effectively to the screen in this 1987 gruesome and frightening exercise in graphic screen horror. (94 mins)
INVASION OF THE  BODYSNATCHERS (18)
A health official learns that the population is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. Director Philip Kaufman’s brilliant 1978 update of the 1956 classic transposes the action to the heart of San Francisco but retains all the suspense of Jack Finney’s original story. This paranoid thriller is based on the psychologically terrifying premises of what happens when you can no longer trust the authorities or even your nearest and dearest? Starring Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum & Leonard Nimoy. (115 mins)

THE INVISIBLE MAN (12)
Claude Rains is unforgettable in his 1932 screen debut as a doctor who discovers a serum that makes him invisible. Covered by bandages and dark glasses, Rains arrives in a small English village and attempts to hide his amazing discovery, but the drug’s side effects slowly drive him to commit acts of terror. Director James Whale infuses this celebrated adaptation of the HG Wells story with chills and humour. (71 mins)

THE KISS OF THE VAMPIRE (12)
Honeymooning in Bavaria, Gerald and Marianne experience car trouble and are forced to spend a few days in a small remote village. Soon Doctor Ravna, owner of the impressive chateau that sits imposingly above the village, invites them to dinner. Their association with Ravna and his charming beautiful family is to prove deadly as they become unwittingly embroiled with a coven of vampires. Classic Hammer Horror, newly restored in HD, starring Clifford Evans, Noel Willman & Jennifer Daniel. (88 mins)

MISERY (18)
Adapted from a Stephen King story, this 1989 thriller is a text book example of how to keep an audience on the edge of it’s seats. Novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) doesn’t remember the blinding blizzard that sent his car spinning off the road. All he remembers is waking up in the home of Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) - a maniacal fan who is bent on keeping her favourite writer as her personal prisoner. (103 mins)

THE MUMMY (15)
Horror icon Boris Karloff stars in the original 1932 version of The Mummy in which a team of British archaeologists accidentally revives a mummified high priest after 3,700 years. Alive again, he sets out on an obsessive and deadly quest to find his lost love. This brooding dream-like horror classic, stunningly restored in HD, remains a cinematic masterpiece. (73 mins)

THE MUMMY (12)
Archaeologists who discover the tomb of Princess Ananka are brutally murdered by the bandaged Kharis, high priest in Egypt 40 centuries ago, who has been brought to life to destroy those responsible for the desecration of the sacred tomb. Hammer’s thrilling 1959 reinvention of the 1932 Hollywood original pits Peter Cushing against Christopher Lee’s marauding mummified avenger in a beautifully restored new print. (88 mins) 

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM SREET (18)
In the dreams of his victims, a spectral child murderer stalks the children of the lynch mob that killed him. This seminal 1984 film introduced the world to the terrifying Freddy Krueger and is a highly effective spine chiller that exploits the fear of nightmares & the blurred sense of illusion and reality. Starring Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund. (91 mins)

THE OMEN (18)
The US ambassador to London is persuaded to substitute a newborn baby, whose mother died in childbirth for his own stillborn son. However this is no ordinary child but the Antichrist himself. This 1976 hugely popular and influential Devil film, expertly directed by Richard Donner from David Seltzer's source novel, is a powerful combination of supernatural horror allied to biblical prophecy. Starring Gregory Peck, Lee Remick. (111 mins)

THE ORPHANAGE (15)

A woman brings her family back to the abandoned orphanage she grew up in and reopens it for handicapped children. Before long, she is convinced that the sinister old house is haunted when her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend. Backed by Guillermo del Toro and yet made by a surprisingly inexperienced group of film makers (especially considering the end result), this 2007 shocker is a chilling, tense supernatural thriller that could certainly teach more established directors about how to send shivers down the spine.(105 mins)

THE OTHERS (12)
On a remote island in a darkened old house, Grace and her two photosensitive children await her husbands return from the war.  After hiring mysterious servants, Grace senses unseen forces in the house and a chilling descent into fear and paranoia begins. A welcome throwback to the spooky traditions of The Innocents and The Haunting, this 2001 classic favours atmosphere, sound, and suggestion over flashy special effects.Starring Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston. (100 mins)

THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (12)
Director Roger Corman’s 1961 reimagining of the classic Edgar Allan Poe tale. Vincent Price is the nobleman, tormented by memories of his mother's premature burial by his inquisitor father & fears that this sadistic legacy has contributed to the death of his sister. Richard Matheson's script fleshes out the brief original text with a fast-paced and twist-filled plot that never loses sight of the psychological themes of Poe's work. New HD print (85 mins)

THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES (15)

A professor arrives in a cornish village to investigate mysterious deaths and discovers that the local squire is practicing voodoo & raising
the dead to work as slaves in his tin mine. Director John Gilling creates a chilling atmosphere through stunning camerawork & eerie
resurrection sequences in this 1966 Hammer horror classic. (91 mins)

PSYCHO (15)

A young woman absconds with $40,000 from her employers client and subsequently encounters a young motel proprietor under the domination of his mother. Alfred Hitchcocks seminal 1960 shocker remains a masterclass of suspense and shocks. Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. (109 mins)
QUATERMASS AND THE PIT (12)
Whilst working on the London Underground, construction workers uncover a large, impenetrable metal object. Scientist Professor Quatermass surmises that it’s origins and strange power are far more terrifying than anybody could have possibly imagined. Is it of this earth? Could it be the ancestral link to mankind’s evolution? Or could it be an ancient link to unleashing ultimate evil? Written by renowned screenwriter Nigel Kneale, this is a seminal British classic from Hammer Films. Highly influential, it’s renowned for its creepy plot and eerie, disturbing atmosphere. New HD print. (98 mins)

RABID (18)
When Rose (Marilyn Chambers) is involved in a motorcycle crash and taken to a local research centre where she receives emergency treatment. Rose survives, but with an unexpected addition - she is now carrying a new strain of rabies, which she propagates using a murderous addendum, that pops out from her armpit when sexually aroused, to impregnate her victims. Cult horror director David Cronenberg orchestrates the rising panic in style, as a whole Canadian city is devastated in this 1976 shocker, newly restored in HD. (91 mins)

THE RING (15)
A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.
Naomi Watts and Brian Cox star in this highly effective and chilling 2002 American remake of the Japanese psychological chiller. (115 mins)

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (15)
Two stranded travellers find themselves at the mercy of a mad doctor and his eccentric guests in this send-up of horror films and sexual mores. Richard O’Brien’s outrageous cosmic cult classic, starring Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon, celebrates its 40th anniversary and your audience can re-create The BIG SCREEN Experience in your venue in karaoke fashion in stunning HD. With a host of addictive songs, including THE TIME WARP, this is the ultimate audience participation experience. (96 mins)

ROSEMARYS BABY (18)

A young couple move into a New York apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbours and unusual occurrences. When the wife (Mia Farrow) becomes mysteriously pregnant, doubt over the safety and identity of her unborn child begins to fray her psyche. Roman Polanskis 1968 masterpiece of slow-build horror and paranoia linger long after its mortifying conclusion. (136 mins)

SCREAM (18)
A masked killer begins killing off teenagers and as the body count rises, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the Rules of horror films. Director Wes Craven reinvents the horror genre with this scary but witty and twisty 1996 parody of the slasher film. Starring Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox. (111 mins)

SHAUN OF THE DEAD (15)
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead. This hugely successful 2004 British horror is a perfect combination of comedy and horror. Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost. (99 mins)

THE SHINING (15)
Stanley Kubrick directs this chilling adaptation of the Stephen King shocker. Seeking solitude in order to write a novel, Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) takes a job as an off-season caretaker at the remote Overlook Hotel in Colorado. Eager to get started, Jack disregards warnings that the isolation drove a former caretaker mad, and moves into the massive resort with his wife Wendy (Shelley Duvall) and son Danny (Danny Lloyd). But Danny has a supernatural gift, which makes him aware of an evil lurking in the hotel. (119 mins)

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (18)
A young female FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help in catching another serial killer who skins his victims. Outstanding 1991 Multi Oscar winning adaptation of the Thomas Harris novel. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster. (118 mins)

SLEEPY HOLLOW (15)
Tim Burton's gothic detective story is steeped in the traditions of American myth and the style of Hammer Horror. At the beginning of the 19th Century, New York pathologist Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) is sent to the remote town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate the gruesome deaths of a number of the community's figureheads. Despite his attempts to find a rational explanation, Crane comes to the conclusion that the killings are the work of an axe-wielding headless horseman. (105 mins)

TALES FROM THE CRYPT (15)
This acclaimed 1971 collection of spooky short stories from anthology film company Amicus films involves 5 strangers touring old caves who are separated from the main group & find themselves in a room with the mysterious crypt keeper. His violent future predictions for each stranger reveals tales of a murderous wife, cheating husband, callous snob, ruthless businessman & cruel tyrant. Powerful and chilling with an all-star cast that includes Ralph Richardson, Peter Cushing, Joan Collins & Ian Hendry. (88 mins) 

THEATRE OF BLOOD (15)
Vincent Price stars as the hammy, veteran thespian Edward Lionheart. Piqued by a vitriolic circle of critics, he decides to murder them one by one in parodies of some of Shakespeare's grislier scenes. This brilliant 1973 jet black comedy, in a new HD restoration print, is a stylish and deliciously macabre cult classic with Price outstanding in the title role & ably supported by one of the greatest ensemble casts ever assembled for a horror film including Diana Rigg, Harry Andrews, Jack Hawkins, Arthur Lowe, Ian Hendry, Diana Dors, Dennis Price & Robert Morley. (104 mins)

THE THING (18)
A group of Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of those that it kills. Director John Carpenter sustains a chilly atmosphere of mounting horror matched by a truly frightening monster in this claustrophobic 1982 remake that boasts eye popping monster effects from acclaimed make up creator Rob Bottin. Starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley. (109 mins)

TREMORS (15)
Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground worm like creatures, which are killing them one by one. This 1990 shocker revives the old fashioned monster movie genre and strikes just the right balance of comedy and terror complemented by great special effects, witty one liners and a cast that includes Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward.(121 mins)

TWINS OF EVIL (15)

Glamorous identical orphaned twins Maria and Frieda come to live with their aunt & fanatical Puritan uncle, who leads a witch-hunting religious sect. Soon Frieda falls under the spell of devil worshipping & newly converted vampire Count Karnstein, leading to a deadly & bloody climax. This newly restored 1971 final entry in their Karnstein trilogy, combines the signature Hammer elements of supernatural horror, violence and lurid sensuality with a powerful performance from Peter Cushing & a stunning musical score. (87 mins)

VAMPIRE CIRCUS (15)
In 19th century Serbia, an itinerant circus arrives in a small village, that rejoice at the prospect of entertainment to relieve the burden of years of plague, believed by the locals to be the result of a curse from Count Mitterhouse, a vampire. But shortly after the circus's arrival the children of the village start to die in mysterious circumstances. This violent and sexy 1972 production from the House of Hammer is an imaginative and effective twist on the vampire legend. (87 mins)

THE VAMPIRE LOVERS (15)
Ingrid Pitt is the beautiful lesbian vampire & only surviving member of the evil Karnstein dynasty, who insinuates her way into two wealthy households in 18th century Germany to seduce the daughters. Sumptuous period backdrops add to the gothic atmosphere of this erotic and bloody 1970 Hammer Films adaptation of the classic Sheridan Le Fanu short story Carmilla. With Peter Cushing, John Finch, Kate O’Mara & Douglas Wilmer in a restored HD print. (91 mins)

THE WICKER MAN (1973)
A police sergeant is called to an isolated pagan Scottish island in search of a missing girl whom the locals claim never existed. A truly original horror classic that lingers in the imagination - absorbing, eerie, erotic with a killer twist in the tale. Starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee. 1973

WITCHFINDER GENERAL (18)

Director Michael Reeve’s celebrated 1968 shocker stars Vincent Price as Matthew Hopkins, a sadistic, real life 17th-century witchfinder who uses barbaric methods to identify and invariably execute supposed witches against the bloody and lawless backdrop of The English Civil war. Beautifully photographed, disturbingly gruesome even today with an outstanding and chilling performance from Price. This film has been stunningly restored in HD. (84 mins)

THE WOLFMAN (15)
Returning to his ancestral Welsh home, an American is bitten and subsequently cursed by a werewolf. Joe Johnstons darkly atmospheric 2010 reinvention of the classic 1941 film boasts stunning set pieces, grisly deaths & bone crunching transformations.
Starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins. (103 mins)

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