We’re on the cusp of October, which means the film programmers of Manchester and the North have put their Hallowe’en hats on and conjured up a host of spooky screenings. This year there’s something for everybody, from the scaredey-cats to the seasoned gorehounds.
Abandon Normal Devices go underground with a terrifying double-bill screened in Peak Cavern. Gothic Manchester Festival celebrate in style with Nicolas Winding Refn’s fashion satire The Neon Demon Whilst Stockport Plaza make use of their historic theatre to present two of Universal’s legendary monster movies back-to-back.
Away from the horror there’s still time to catch a musical at FACT or check out the Indian independent film scene at HOME. Meanwhile, silent film musician and television presenter Neil Brand provides a live score to Sergei Eisenstein’s hugely influential epic Battleship Potemkin at Stoller Hall.
Here are our picks