Queer Horror Nights presents a Halloween Monsters Ball screening of Clive Barker’s NIGHTBREED at Rio Cinema (28 OCT 2022).

Queer Horror Nights presents a very special screening of Clive Barker’s dark fantasy, NIGHTBREED. You’re invited to ‘Bring your Freak!’ to our Halloween Monsters Ball featuring drag superstars Loose Willis, Baby Lame & Co Kendrah (28 OCT 10PM to LATE)!

Submitted by Queer Horror Nights

  • Halloween Monsters Ball – Clive Barker’s NIGHTBREED (1990)
  • Friday 28 October 2022 // Foyer fun 22:00+ / Film & stage show 23:00+ / Late licence // Rio Cinema // London E8 2PB
  • Film, foyer fun & stage show starring Loose Willis, Baby Lame & Co Kendrah
  • Costume, kink & fetish-friendly dress code, changing facilities in the basement…(or simply come as you are! Everyone welcome…)
  • Tickets: £16.50 / Early bird before 30 Sep £13.50 // BOOKING NOW!
  • Strictly adults aged 18+ only!

“The Stonewall Riot of monster movies” (@tokenhomo)

From the creator of Hellraiser and Candyman, NIGHTBREED is about the fantastical monsters of Midian, a subterranean haven where all kinds of creature shelter from their human oppressors. Aaron Boone (Craig Sheffer) is trying to resist the lure of Midian with the help of his girlfriend Lori (Anne Bobby) and a sinister shrink (David Cronenberg). Realising he’s being framed for a series of sickening murders, Boone seeks refuge amongst the NIGHTBREED before they too must rise…

Full of spectacular creature costumes, Clive Barker’s cult carnival of dark desires is a midnight howl against heteronormativity and a visceral reminder of the irrepressible power of difference.

‘Bring your freak’ to our Halloween Monsters Ball

Experience NIGHTBREED with our outrageous horror hosts, an interval stage show and a very late licence… There’ll be changing facilities, a ‘Carnival of the Creatures’ with prizes for best look, and a foyer full of fun before the film (including a ‘photo-my-freak’ souvenir booth…).

  • Pre-show foyer fun with drag king Loose Willis
  • Main stage host Baby Lame drags us into Midian
  • Drag creature Co Kendrah provides our interval show

It’s Halloween, so be prepared to ‘bring your freak’, joining the monsters of Midian in your own creature costume, or gearing up in your rubber, leather, sports or superhero attire. Our fetish-friendly dress code accommodates all kinds of queer creatures… Just cover your bum and bits (and remove any tail or tentacle insertions…). Of course, you are also very welcome to ‘come as you are’.

We asked queer illustrator James Newland to recreate the classic NIGHTBREED poster with a queer community cast suitable to our costume, kink & fetish-friendly event! We absolutely love it. Everyone who sees NIGHTBREED with us will get an exclusive, limited edition printed variant.

Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

Poster designed by queer illustrator James Newland aka SpacePupSilver

Queer Horror Nights presents a Halloween Monsters Ball screening of Clive Barker’s NIGHTBREED at Rio Cinema (28 OCT 2022), booking now!




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