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“DO IT ON THE RADIO”

Inspired by Jamie Lloyd’s production of KILLER at Shoreditch Town Hall, we thought we’d screen a brace of horror movies that – ahem – “do it on the radio”*. PONTYPOOL Not a zombie movie – (KNOW YOUR MONSTERS 101: marauding hordes don’t have to be the living dead to cause you considerable harm) – PONTYPOOL (2008) is something […]

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THE TINGLER

(1959) 1hr 22min We were inspired to screen William Castle’s 1959 cult horror after watching Charlie Lyne’s film essay FEAR ITSELF. Both are about the theory and feeling of fear in the cinema. In contrast to Lyne’s hypnotic clip-fest, Castle imagines fear as a centipede-like manifestation that has the power to crush your spine in a […]

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GODS OF EGYPT

(2016) 2hrs 6mins A Gerald Ratner fever-dream – complete with gaudy tat piled to the rafters, ambition far exceeding talent and a suicidal mea culpa – this miscast monstrosity could only have been stranger if Werner Herzog had turned up playing Ra (rather than Geoffrey bleeding Rush). Worth a watch when only batshit crazy will do.

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THE GREEN INFERNO

(2013) 1hr 40mins The inclusion of cast and crew Twitter handles in the closing credits of this contemporary cannibal horror show says much about its counterculture credentials. Palatable as a cartilage-crunching amuse-bouche for the transgressive Italian originals – handily referenced in the same scroll.

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

(2015) SEASON ONE, episodes 1-6 Like being sat with the “wrong” family on a Ryan Air flight to Corfu long after the pilot has requested seat belts be worn and electronic devices stowed due to unforeseen turbulence.

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BURIAL GROUND

(1981) 1hr 25mins Andrea Bianchi’s gut-munching Marxist manifesto for mansion tax takes a surreal spin through its stripped back storytelling, synth-heavy score and messy maternal melodrama. But best of all are Gino De Rossi and mask-maker Rosario Prestopino’s tooled-up proletariat zombies: the vengeful dead in glorious worm-wriggling closeup.

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