Ginger Nuts of Horror
This weekend, Hull Independent Cinema is proud to present Dead of Night: Hull Horror Film Festival. With screenings at Vue Cinema Hull and Fruit, Dead of Night brings the very best new, classic and cult horror to Hull including the UK Premiere of ANOTHER WOLFCOP, plus a special night in partnership with the award-winning Middle Child Theatre Company and their anarchic live script read of Ghostbusters.
Dead of Night features five nights of the best cinematic scares new and old, from Friday 27 to Tuesday 31 October. Highlights are the UK Premiere of ANOTHER WOLFCOP, the outrageous sequel to cult favourite Wolfcop, part of a Halloween night double bill with the extended Director’s cut of classic THE EXORCIST; and a night with Middle Child Theatre Company giving the Ghostbusters script their unique treatment – with the approval of Dan Ackroyd and the estate of Harold Ramis!
Brand new films in the festival include a shocking new twist on the slasher genre in TRAGEDY GIRLS, evocative and critically acclaimed body shock in REPLACE, and fresh and twisted Christmas home invasion BETTER WATCH OUT.
Complementing the new material in the festival are some glorious classics and restorations, with the 30th Anniversary restoration of Clive Barker’s terrifying HELLRAISER; the 40th Anniversary 4K restoration of Dario Argento’s masterpiece SUSPIRIA, presented as part of the CultFilms UK tour; and the extended director’s cut of THE EXORCIST.
Every film in the festival will be introduced with a short film from the king of madcap, malevolent Claymation, Yorkshire filmmaker Lee Hardcastle.
As well as film screenings, the festival will also feature on Monday 30 October a live script reading of the 1984 classic film Ghostbusters from the award-winning team at Middle Child Theatre. Part rehearsal, part radio play and part TED talk on acid, it’s going to be an experience not to be missed, and will feature special guests from the North East Ghostbusters cosplay team offering audience interaction and photo opportunities!
Dead of Night Festival Producer Damien Greco said, “We’re really excited to bring fantastic new films and experiences alongside cult and classic faves of the past to horror film fans in Hull. Dead of Night is a brilliant opportunity for film fans to see the latest new horror films alongside the very best scary movies of the past. With great value ticket prices and passes we’re making the best scares available to more people to enjoy where they should be – in the dark, on a big screen.”
Dead of Night: Hull Horror Film Festival is part of Hull Independent Cinema’s contribution to making film a central part of Hull’s year as UK City of Culture in 2017. Screenings on all nights from Friday 27 to Tuesday 31 October are at Vue Cinema Hull, Princes Quay Shopping Centre, at 6.30pm (new films) and 8.30pm (classics), except Sunday 29 October which sees a special Halloween edition of Cult Cinema Sunday at Fruit on Humber Street.
Tickets are available for individual films for £7 (£6 for students and HIC members), with a variety of great value passes available giving opportunities to see films from as little as £3.50 each. Full ticket and programme details can be found at deadofnightfest.co.uk.
All events take place at Vue Cinema Hull, Princes Quay Shopping Centre, except for the Cult Cinema Sunday Halloween Mystery Movie on Sunday 29 October which is at Fruit on Humber Street, Hull.
Friday 27 October, 6.30pm: Tragedy Girls | 90 minutes | No certificate 18+ only
Friday 27 October, 8.30pm: Hellraiser 30th Anniversary Restoration | 94 minutes | Cert 18
Saturday 28 October, 6.30pm: Replace | 101 minutes | Cert 18
Saturday 28 October, 8.30pm: Suspiria 40th Anniversary Restoration | 92 minutes | Cert 18
Sunday 29 October, 6.00pm: Cult Cinema Sunday Halloween Mystery Movie | Cert 18
Monday 30 October, 6.30pm: Better Watch Out | 85 minutes | Cert 15
Monday 30 October, 8.30pm: Middle Child Theatre presents Ghostbusters Live Script Read | 120 minutes | suitable for ages 12+ only
Tuesday 31 October, 6.30pm: Another Wolfcop UK PREMIERE | 88 minutes | No certificate 18+ only
Tuesday 31 October, 8.30pm: The Exorcist Extended Director's Cut | 132 minutes | Cert 18
Dead of Night: Hull Horror Film Festival is an annual festival celebrating the best of modern, classic and cult horror film. It is organised by Hull Independent Cinema, a registered charity which works to bring independent, art and world cinema to new audiences in the city of Hull.
Hull Independent Cinema is a primary delivery partner for the BFI's ‘Transformative Film Culture For Hull’ programme as part of its National Lottery-funded BFI Film Audience Network and led by its lead partner BFI Film Hub North. Delivered through Hull 2017 and by Hull Independent Cinema and a unique partnership of film festival, educational and archive partners from across the north, the film programme will bring a packed programme of more than 400 screenings, one-off events and film festivals throughout the year to Hull and the region. The programme reflects the BFI’s activities across the UK to bring film to audiences where there is less opportunity for them to experience and engage in film, and to support local film networks and audience initiatives. There will be much to explore, celebrate and enjoy.