Kim Newman’s Chamber of Horrors at the Empire Presents BIG SCREEN has a range of great sessions for hard core horror fans. The sessions taking place over the weekend of the 12th – 14th of August are:
Friday August 12
Panel – The Eternal Appeal Of Dracula: Kim Newman, author of Anno Dracula, discusses the eternal fascination Bram Stoker’s great vampire has held over film and books.
On Stage: Tom Six And The Human Centipede Censorship Crisis: Incendiary horror director Tom Six and producer Ilona Six will be at Big Screen to defend their shocking sequel, The Human Centipede 2, recently refused a certificate by the BBFC. As they appeal the decision and the film heads to a US release, this is a rare chance to put your questions to the controversial filmmaker.
The Signal Screening: Every cell phone, radio and television starts sending out signals causing psychotic chaos. “It’s a really weird virus outbreak movie, and not enough people have seen it…” says Kim Newman. Directed by David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry.
Hardware Screening: Arguably one of the most influential British horror debuts of the last 25 years, mixing dystopian sci-fi, killer robots and a grunge aesthetic to startling effect.
Red State Advance Preview: Director Kevin Smith’s eagerly anticipated venture into the horror genre, although not without a satirical edge, finds a group of sex-seeking teens falling into the clutches of terrifying fundamentalists.
Saturday August 13
Footage: Kill List, presented by director Ben Wheatley. Plus Footage: Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark.
Rogue Screening: The best man-eating crocodile movie you will see all weekend. Directed by Greg McLean. According to Kim Newman, “It’s better than McLean’s famous Wolf Creek!”
Hammer Horror Special: Join horror expert Kim Newman, and Hammer Films executives Ben Holden and Nic Ransome, to recall growing up with the British horror institution and the recent reinvention of the studio. Including a panel on the forthcoming Hammer adaptation of The Woman In Black.
To be followed by a double bill of Hammer old, Quatermass And The Pitt, and Hammer new, Wake Wood, as introduced by Kim Newman!
Sunday August 14
Tenebrae Screening: A fantastic opportunity to see the classic Dario Argento Rome-set serial killer flick on the big screen.
The House Of The Devil Screening: A college student takes a babysitting job at a remote house during a full moon. Need we say more? “Utterly terrifying, ’70s-flavoured horror,” says Empire editor Mark Dinning. Directed by Ti West.
Kim Newman’s Horror Quiz: Test yourself against the mind of the country’s leading horror expert and win prizes, the respect of your peers and a high standing in the undead community.
Special Screening – Don’t Look Now: One of the most provocative and powerful exercises in horror ever put on the screen.
For all additional information and tickets go to: www.empirebigscreen.com