Halloween, Evil Dead and Ghostbusters screening at FACT Liverpool

Posted on 28 October 2011
By Bert Bernstein
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GHOSTBUSTERS – from Fri 28th October
With the Hollywood rumour mill buzzing with reports that a script has been drafted for the avidly awaited GHOSTBUSTERS threequel, the original spectral sci-fi/comedy gets a long overdue theatrical re-release. A team of down-on-their-luck parapsychology professors get their break when a series of ghoulish gatecrashers descend on New York City. With throngs of nightmarish apparitions running amuck in the Big Apple, it’s up to the Ghostbusters to charge up their proton packs and send the slimy menaces back to where they came from. Memorable performances from Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver make this a cult classic well worth revisiting.

EVIL DEAD TRIPLE BILL – Sat 29th October 22:45
“I’ll swallow your soul!” It’s a rip-roaring night of horror, gore, mayhem, and doofus comedy as Culture Shock presents a triple bill of THE EVIL DEAD, EVIL DEAD 2, and ARMY OF DARKNESS.
Is it more than you can take? Try it and find out!

HALLOWEEN – Mon 31st October 18:00
In Haddonfield, Illinois, on Halloween night 1963, six-year-old Michael Myers inexplicably slaughters his teenage sister. His psychiatrist Dr Loomis (Donald Pleasence) can’t penetrate Michael’s psyche after years of institutionalisation, but he knows that, when Myers escapes before Halloween in 1978, there is going to be hell to pay in Haddonfield.
Featuring a feisty heroine in Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie Strode, writer-director John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN set the standard for horror throughout the 70’s and 80’s and returned to vogue again following Wes Craven’s SCREAM cycle.
Frequently shot from the killer’s point of view and utilising the widescreen frame (and offscreen space) to magnificent effect (the original score, also by Carpenter, is impressive), it’s one of those relatively rare horror pics fully deserving of its mighty reputation.