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OXFORD’S FIRST EVER HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

6 FILMS
6 VENUES
6 NIGHTS
   OF HORROR

Oxford’s monthly cult movie night, Cinema Under The Stairs will be bringing their special brand of entertainment to Halloween this year with a 6 night, 6 venue, 6 film celebration of the horror movie genre.

Demons

Plus Q&A with Mike Muncer from The Evolution of Horror Podcast
Sunday 20th October
Doors 8:00pm / Film 8:30pm
The Ultimate Picture Palace, OX4 1BN

1985 Italy. Lamberto Bava. Dubbed to English

Horror maestro, Dario Argento produced and co- wrote this gonzo, Italo-horror, gory classic. Shot in Berlin and Rome, Bava’s heavy metal themed, rampaging, splatter fest takes place almost entirely within a cinema, celebrating the horror movie absolute.

Ring

Monday 21st October
Doors 7:30pm / Film 8:30pm
Tap Social Movement, OX2 0LX

1998 Japan. Hideo Nakata. English subtitles

Face twisting fear is served up as a delicious technological take on urban legend dread. This hugely influential modern nightmare has become a cult classic, spawning sequels, re-makes and reviving and reinventing Japanese horror.

The Exorcist

Tuesday 22nd October
Doors 7:30pm / Film 8:30pm
GLUT American Diner, OX1 2BQ

1973 United States. William Friedkin

William Peter Blatty’s best selling novel was brought to the screen by celebrated movie Brat, Friedkin, dealing havoc throughout the world. Fainting audience members, barf bags for punters, Mike Oldfield’s haunting soundtrack; if ever celluloid has become legend, it is The Exorcist.

The Haunting

Wednesday 23rd October
Doors 7:30pm / Film 8:30pm
Modern Art Oxford, OX1 1BP

1963 United States. Robert Wise

Shot in a misty, rural England of yesteryear, the film Martin Scorsese voted the scariest movie of all time, still troubles and terrifies fifty six years later. Julie Harris’ perpetually disturbed, intense performance guides us through this harrowing trip into the supernatural.

Evil Dead 2

Thursday 24th October
Doors 7:30pm / Film 8:30pm
The Jericho Tavern, OX2 6AE

1987 United States. Sam Raimi

Bombastic sequel, out splattering and laughing it’s predecessor with b movie glee. Raimi’s delight in making the audience laugh, squirm and jump out of their seats is evident from the get go. A nailed on cult classic.

In the Mouth of Madness

Plus Q&A with Louise Blain
Monday 28th October
Doors 7:30pm / Film 8:30pm
The Jam Factory, OX1 1HU

1994 United States. John Carpenter

Infatuation of a story teller’s tales bleeds off the page into reality in this search for a missing, best selling horror scribe. The populist writer’s work is consumed en-masse and tensions are mounting awaiting his latest novel. An insurance agent’s hunt for the great, Sutter Cain will lead him straight into the mouth of madness.

Tees

FESTIVAL PASS

WITH CERTIFICATE

Personalised A3 certificate to whoever survives all 6 movies in the festival!

Tees

SHOCKTOBER MERCH

Celebrate Oxford's first horror film festival with a limited edition tour t-shirt

CINEMA UNDER THE STAIRS

We are six local losers who love cinema.

One evening in a pub, we discussed if we owned a cinema, what would that cinema be. It would have to show our favourite movies, the opportunity to watch classics from the past on the big screen again was a must. Tickets would be cheap, akin to the ‘Dollar Theatres’ from America. The place would be full of friendly folk in a laid back environment, as if you were watching at a friend’s house. In which case, alcohol was a must.

The sound and picture quality, although important would not be paramount. The most important thing is that it would become a meeting point, a place to catch old favourites on a big screen, with salty popcorn and a cold one, surrounded by like-minded strangers.

Those strangers would eventually become familiar faces and friends. A monthly experience which would become a ritual for film fans in our city.

So we decided to create that cinema.

Welcome to CINEMA UNDER THE STAIRS

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