Phoenix Cinema and DMU’s Heritage Centre is set to scare Leicester into submission this Halloween with two horrifyingly special events.
The horror is first unleashed at the Phoenix’s annual Frightarama, where five films ranging from quirky cult hits to harrowing horror classics will be screened in an epic all-nighter, with a breakfast butty and bottomless coffee available to make sure you survive the night (sleeping bags and crucifixes are also encouraged).
Rosemary’s Baby opens the frightening festivities, giving old and new horror fans alike the chance to see one of the most influential American horror films ever made up on the big screen.
The British horror tradition is also on show, with the classic Edgar Alan Poe adaptation The Pit and the Pendulum and Neil Marshall’s claustrophobic nail-biter The Descent set to keep audiences firmly on the edge of their seats.
With comedy-horror Tremors also on the cards, and the most bonkers film of the night yet to be announced, Phoenix’s annual Frightarama has never looked better (or scarier).
After a much needed weekend of rest and recuperation, the spirit of Halloween continues with the launch of the DMU Heritage Centre’s Hammer Horror exhibition from 1st November, which will display some of the exclusive materials held within the Hammer Archive at the University’s Cinema and Television History Centre.
The exhibition takes a look at Hammer Film’s most iconic creations, from Christopher Lee’s Dracula to the terrifying Woman in Black. Materials on display at the archive include original posters, scripts, and artwork, as well as a never before seen look at some of Hammer’s unmade horror projects.
Offering a history of one of Britain’s most famous production studios through the eyes of their most horrifying creations, the exhibition offers an unmissable look at Hammer’s Monsters for both new and old fans alike.