Celluloid Screams Horror All-Nighter at Showroom

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
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Nightmare on Elm Street

Celluloid Screams Horror All-Nighter at Showroom Workstation, City Centre 27 — 28 April 2024 Tickets from £20.00 — Book now

It’s brave souls only at Showroom on Saturday 27 April as Celluloid Screams present a hair-raising, endurance-testing, all-night movie marathon. The horror movie evangelists have lined-up an 80s extravaganza which pays tribute to a legendary decade for the genre with films from four of its most iconic filmmakers — plus one mystery screening, and a few surprises along the way.

The night starts off relatively gently at 11pm with George A. Romero’s horror comedy Creepshow. Adapted from a script by Stephen King, this anthology movie looks back to the horror comic books of the 1950s, paying affectionate homage to an earlier generation of boogie men and classic monsters.

Then, any 80s horror marathon would be incomplete without a film from master director John Carpenter. Celluloid Screams have gone with 1987’s Prince of Darkness, a film that blends science, religion and the occult to chilling, apocalyptic effect. The director has better known films, but few better ones.

Following Carpenter, the mystery movie marks the middle of the night’s screenings, before Freddy Krueger invades your dreams in Wes Craven’s original 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Finally, as if watching Craven’s film while battling sleep in the early hours isn’t trippy enough, Lamberto Bava’s brilliant, bonkers meta-horror Demons 2 sees the residents of an apartment block do battle with evil which literally emerges from the television screen.

We salute any audience members who make it through the night, and in recognition of the strength and camaraderie these movie marathons take, there will be a survivor’s group photo and a special discount on breakfast in the Showroom bar.

Celluloid Screams Horror All-Nighter at Showroom Workstation, City Centre 27 — 28 April 2024 Tickets from £20.00 Book now

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