Shock & Gore party night: Night Of The Living Dead (15)
Date: Saturday 28th July
Prices: £14.90 back sofas, £12 front sofas, £10.50 std, £7.50 concs
Pick your poison as our annual Shock & Gore party night returns, audience members choosing to watch one of two classic horror movies, with the night embellished by themed cocktails and big screen videogaming.
Our upstairs screen will be hosting a 50th anniversary showing of George A. Romero’s classic horror feature Night Of The Living Dead, the movie that effectively created the zombie genre and still ranks as one of the finest horrors ever created.
Dismissed as grotesque and amoral on its initial release, Romero’s film might have been reclaimed in the years since as a pointed piece of social critique, but its original ambition was merely to petrify audiences. Romero’s skill as a director ensures that fifty years on, the terror is still alive in Night Of The Living Dead, ingrained within every brutal frame of an apocalyptic nightmare that culminates with a dark ending that echoes the turbulent times the film was made in.