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BFI Gothic Season

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Halloween may be over, but there is no reason you can't still enjoy a good scary movie. At least the BFI Southbank don't seem to think so; their Gothic film season continues all the way into December. From classic horror stories to family entertainment, you can continue to quake in fear from vampires, werewolves, zombies, and all other forms of the undead. All tickets are between 8.50-12.10


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Cuadecuc, Vampir

An intensely experimental Spanish film by Pere Portabella, Cuadec, Vampir was made in 1971, using high contrast black and white 16mm.

Nosferatu The Vampyre

A remake of original film from 1922, Werner Herzog's Nosferatu The Vampyre was made in 1979. It has haunting scores, and rich tones of melancholy.

Cool Gothic and the New Vampire

A discussion on modern Gothic stories and the new type of vampire. It will talk about Television series such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and the Twilight film series.

Let the Right One in

When a bullied boy named Oskar finds a friend in the form of a little girl, he later discovers that she is more than she appears.


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An American Werewolf in London

A film made in 1981 by John Landis, it tells the story of two tourists in Yorkshire, who ignore the warning of the locals. Wandering the moors at night, they are attacked by a werewolf, which changes their lives forever.


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White Zombie and I Walked With a Zombie

A double bill, starting with the 1932 B-movie, White Zombie, in which a voodoo master controls an army of the living dead. This is followed by the 1943, I Walked with a Zombie, which is a cross between Jane Eyre and a Caribbean voodoo.

Shaun of the Dead

A British horror comedy starring Simon Peg, Shaun of the Dead is a modern monster movie with zombies parading the streets of North London.

Night of the Living Dead

Made in 1968, Night of the Living Dead was directed by George A Romero, who is said to have changed the rules of the genre, in which heroes die and devour one another.

Dead of Night

Other films include Tim Burton's family animation, The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3D, a senior's free matinee screening of The Sorcerers , and many more.
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Why? Fun for film lovers
When: Until 7th March
Phone: 020 7928 3232
Where: BFI Southbank
Cost: 8.50-11
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