Classic British Horror


October at the Star and Shadow is a month that celebrates the Great British Horror Film.Over recent years, we have seen a resurgence of a very British horror genre that plays on our fears of society, youth culture, family and the ‘other’.We celebrate this by looking back to British horror’s cinematic history (1950s to 1980s). From the kitsch and cult to the disturbing and ghostly, our season culminates in a HALLOWE'EN DOUBLE BILL PARTY.Be prepared to be scared…

All films start at 7.30pm, except on Hallowe'en when the screening times are 9.30pm and MIDNIGHT (doors at 8pm).

Films in the Classic British Horror:


Film: Hammer Horror's Dracula (1958)

11 Oct 2009, 7:30 p.m.

To start our Classic British Horror Season in style, we will screen the quintessentially British 'Dracula'! Brought to you by Hammer House of Horror in the 1950s, starring Christopher Lee as the blood sucker and Peter Cushing as possibly the best cinema Van Helsing! Don't dare see it…alone! Plus special guest: Cultural historian extraordinaire, Gail-Nina Anderson, will introduce and lead a discussion after the film.


Film: Peeping Tom (1960)

18 Oct 2009, 7:30 p.m.

The second in our Classic British Horror Season, from the 1960s. A British masterpiece, Peeping Tom is a psychological thriller/horror, which explores voyeurism and violence, Michael Powell’s extraordinary film is the story of a lonely psychopathic cameraman—his childhood traumas, sexual crises, and murderous revenge as an adult. Plus special guest: Ken Robinson, Psychoanalyst (British Psychoanalytical Society) will lead a discussion after the film


Film: Tales From The Crypt (1972)

25 Oct 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Five unfortunate people find themselves lost in a vault with a mysterious crypt-keeper as their host. As each is told the story of their last moments, we look on in horror… DEATH LIVES in the vault of horror! Plus special guest: Professor Peter Hutchings, Professor of Film Studies at Northumbria University and expert in British Horror, will introduce and lead a discussion after the film.


Film: Hallowe'en Double Bill Party

31 Oct 2009, 8 p.m.

October has been leading up to this… A double bill of horror to end the Classic British Horror Season and, of course, Hallowe'en!