A favourite with film fans of all ages, Tim Burton has long applied his gently gothic stylings to creepy family fare. From Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, to his forays into the world of Batman, the director draws on everything from old-school Universal Studios horror, to Hammer, to classic literature in order to bring his unique brand of macabre to the screen.
This October half term, Sheffield’s Showroom are presenting a family friendly double bill fit for Halloween, with two of Burton’s spookier offerings scheduled to screen back-to-back each day from Mon 25 – Sun 31 October.
Each day starts with Frankenweenie, the director’s 2012 stop motion, canine riff on Mary Shelley, which tells the story of one young boy’s attempts to bring his beloved pooch back to life. From there, and suitable for slightly older filmgoers, audiences can rediscover Burton’s 1988 horror-comedy Beetlejuice, a cult effort which stars Michael Keaton as the titular spook.