Scream-worthy Halloween Screenings

The Night of the Hunter

There are plenty of options for viewing displeasures this Halloween. From such classics as Phantom of the Opera to nightmare-dweller Freddie Krueger there is an abundance of horror adorning the screens of Birmingham. Below are our top picks…

Phantom of the Opera (dir. Rupert Julian and Lon Chaney, 1925)
Silent horror classic, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.
At mac – with live score performed by the Black Country Guitar Quartet.
And Town Hall – with improvised organ accompaniment by Nigel Ogden.

Nightmare on Elm Street (dir. Wes Craven, 1984)
One, two, Freddie’s coming for you…
Presented by Shock & Gore at the Electric

The Night of the Hunter (dir. Charles Laughton, 1955)
Superb performance from Robert Mitchum in this classic American gothic horror (pictured above).
At the FeckenOdeon, Feckenham

Nightmare Before Christmas (dir. Henry Sellick, 1993)
Tim Burton and his fantastic Halloween Town, starring Jack Skellington.
Ego Performance Company, Coventry

The Descent (dir. Neil Marshall, 2005)
Midnight screening of this British horror as part of a Halloween Party Extravaganza
Also Ego Performance Company

The Man in the Orange Jacket (dir. Aik Karapetian, 2014)
A Latvian slasher to complete Behind the Curtain Festival
Centrala, Digbeth

Halloween Fright Night
Three new horror films straight from the Midlands.
Palace Theatre, Redditch

Psycho (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
(On 1st November)
Hitchcock’s classic shower scene.
Journey Film Club, Birmingham

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