Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 230: Saturday August 20

Zombie All-Nighter presented by FilmBar70:
Zombie Flesh Eaters (Fulci, 1979); Dawn of the Dead (Romero, 1978); Return of the Dead (Ossorio, 1973); I Walked With A Zombie (Tourneur, 1943); Nightmare City (Lenzi, 1980):
Roxy Bar & Screen, 11pm-6am
 
This is the first all-nighter of the Scala Forever season, a programme of 111 films at 26 venues through to October 2 that will celebrate the wonderful Scala cinema at King's Cross which closed in 1993. Here is an article I wrote in the Guardian on the history of the cinema and the season and here are the details of all the movies and special events on offer, via the Scala Forever website.

You can find details and previews of all the films here but this is the Chicago Reader review for I Walked With A Zombie:

'This elegant little 1943 film by Jacques Tourneur, a tale of voodoo and devil worship in the West Indies, is one of the most poetic works to emerge from the Val Lewton unit at RKO in the 40s; it transcends the conventions of the horror genre and remains one of Lewton-Tourneur's most compelling studies in light and darkness. Not to be missed. With Frances Dee, Tom Conway, and Edith Barrett. 69 min.' Don Druker

Here is a short scene from the movie.

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