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QUAD’s Halloween events include a horror film all-nighter, Zombie film course, Writing horror course plus an immersive film event

Tue 26th September, 2017 @ 11:03am by seedcreativenetwork

QUAD’s Halloween events include a horror film all-nighter, Zombie film course, Writing horror course plus an immersive film event

QUAD has films courses and events lined up to mark Halloween in October. Dead and Breakfast IX: QUAD’s annual horror film all-nighter, a Zombie film course, Writing Horror Stories course plus BlockBustler ‘Dia de los Muertos’ immersive film event.

QUAD’s regular Fright Club – presenting the best in horror cinema - screens the best-selling new horror IT (15) from Friday 29th September to Tuesday 2nd October.

Director Andrés Muschietti brings us the eagerly anticipated 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel ‘IT’. The film tells the story of seven friends living in Derry, Maine in the 1980s; each of them ostracised for their own reasons, they come together and form The Loser’s Club. Life takes a dark turn when they are not only troubled by bullies and abusive parents, but also the horrors of a shape shifting evil that takes the form of Pennywise the dancing clown. IT (15) screens at QUIAD from Friday 29th September to Tuesday 2nd October.

There is also a Friday 13th Double Bill on Friday 13th October! Jason Voorhees is unearthed from his deathly slumber for an outing of Parts 2 and 8. After the killing spree in Part 1 terrorising a new band of campers at Camp Crystal in Part 2 before exchanging Sacks Over his head for Saks on Fifth Avenue! Friday The 13th Part 2 + Friday The 13th Part 8: Jason Takes Manhattan (18) screens at QUAD on Friday 13th October from 8:15pm. Tickets are £12, £10 concessions and £7.00 for Under 25’s.

QUAD’s Asian movie night Satori Screen, offers a rare chance to see two acclaimed zombie films, Train To Busan and Seoul Station. Train To Busan was the surprise horror hit of 2016, setting new standards in the zombie genre, gaining spectacular reviews and grossing almost $100 million dollars at the international box office. Alongside production of Train To Busan, director Sang-ho Yeon was also hard at work on the film Seoul Station, an animated prequel which tells the story of the origins of the zombie virus featured in Train To Busan. Satori Screen: Train To Busan / Seoul Station (15, subtitled) screen at QUAD on Friday 20th October from 8:00pm. Tickets are £12 or £10 concessions & £7.00 for those aged 16 - 25.

Fright Club’s Dead and Breakfast – QUAD’s annual all-night horror film marathon - returns for a 9th year in October. Providing the best in horrific thrills, Dead and Breakfast screens six films through the night and concludes with a breakfast bacon buttie - or veggie alternative - in QUAD’s Café bar in the morning. There will be a special menu available throughout the evening and the bar will be open all night. This year’s film line-up includes The Omen (1976), Society (1989), A Ghost Story for Christmas: The Signalman (1976) (short), B&B (2017), The Birds (1963) and Dario Argento’s descent into darkness, Inferno (1980). Dead and Breakfast IX (18) takes place in QUAD on Saturday 28th October, from 8:30pm until dawn. Tickets cost: £25, or £17.50 concessions for all screenings, followed by breakfast in QUAD Café Bar. For more information or to book tickets please see: here

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Adam Marsh, QUAD’s Cinema Programmer said: “We always try to come up with a nice mix of horror classics, new frightmares and some lesser seen gems as part of our line up and this year is no exception. We have five feature films and one short from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and a brand-new horror from 2017. It’s going to be a great night and breakfast for the survivors!”

In conjunction with Bustler Market, QUAD has a Day Of The Dead themed film night at Bustler Market in Derby’s Riverlights on Halloween. Based on the Mexican ‘Dia de los Muertos’ festival, the event will inlude an immersive film screening of the cult film, From Dusk til Dawn, starring George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Quentin Tarantino and Salma Hayek. Guests will be encouraged to attend in costume with live entertainment, street food, bars and a few other surprises! The Day of the Dead-themed event is the first in a series of 'BlockBustler nights’ a new partnership between the two organisations QUAD and Bustler Market. BlockBustler ‘Dia de los Muertos’ takes place on 31st October from 6:00pm, tickets cost £20 and are available from here and include a free drink on arrival. The event is for over 18s only and fancy dress is strongly encouraged.

Besides films there are two courses with a horror theme starting in October. History Of The Zombie, presented by Cult Film Historian Darrell Buxton, is an in depth look at the career of this much-maligned movie monster. Charting a path through the many incarnations of the zombie from possessed bodies, voodoo curses, The Night of Living Dead style lumbering corpse and cardio friendly running zombie, the television phenomenon The Walking Dead, the many Italian cash in zombie movies including Zombie Flesh Eaters. Also including the recent Train To Busan (2016) and the early black and white shockers like White Zombie (1932), I Walked With A Zombie (1943) and Hammer Studios The Plague Of Zombies (1966). History Of The Zombie with Darrell Buxton is a six week course taking place in QUAD on Wednesdays from 11th October to 15th November, 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Course fees are £40, £30 concessions and includes entry to a double bill of: Train To Busan and Seoul Station on Friday 20th October. For more information see: here

For those interested in writing horror, there is a one-day workshop, Writing Horror Stories taking place at QUAD in October. Horror remains a popular genre of fiction, with a host of well-known leading lights as well as superb authors in the independent presses. But how do you craft your own chilling tales and create perfect scares? QUAD’s Literature Officer (and horror author) Alex Davis will explore key areas such as building tension and atmosphere, building to a perfect final reveal, characterisation in horror, giving you all the tools to build a story that will stay with your reader long after they have put it down. Writing Horror Stories With Alex Davis takes place in QUAD on Saturday 28th October, 10:00am to 4:00pm Tickets are: £30 and £25 concessions.

All tickets can also be booked through QUAD Box office on: (01332) 290606.

[source derbyquad.co.uk]

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