STAB Film Season at Chapeltown Picture House

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Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
Chapeltown Picture House

STAB Film Season at Chapeltown Picture House, Manchester, 27–31 October 2022, from £5.00 - Book now

GRUB’s Chapeltown Picture House heads into Halloween with STAB, a brand new film season set to bring some spookiness to Manchester. Audiences can expect horror icons, frightening feminist fables, chilling black cinema classics and some old school favourites over five days.

Starting on Thursday 27 October with a now annual showing of 1974 shocker The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue, there will also be a special Halloween edition of the Manchester Amateur Gaming League, in which teams of four play a mix of videogames on the big screen to win big prizes.

Across the weekend, there will be showings of classics such as Scream, Hellraiser, Poltergeist and Deep Red, as well as a chance to test your knowledge in a special The Simpsons quiz dedicated to the Treehouse of Horror episodes, and hosted by local comedy act A Lovely Time.

Deep Red

There’s also a focus on female filmmakers, with screenings of Karyn Kusama’s 2009 cult classic in the making Jennifer’s Body starring Megan Fox, alongside Alice Lowe’s 2017 comedy slasher Prevenge, and Julia Ducournau’s 2016 cannibal thriller Raw. Meanwhile, Sunday night is given over to a black horror double bill featuring Bill Gunn’s experimental vampire flick Ganja & Hess and 1992’s original Candyman.

Concluding on Halloween itself, Monday 31 October starts with a rare chance to see Halloween III: Season of the Witch – an underappreciated entry in the series started by John Carpenter – before a screening of local boy Danny Boyle’s low-budget zombie phenomenon 28 Days Later brings the festivities to a suitably bloody end.

STAB Film Season at Chapeltown Picture House, Manchester

27–31 October 2022
From £5.00

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