Sunday, 18 October 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 304: Sat Oct 31

Cigarette Burns present All Hallows 'Eve All-Nighter .. including ...

Halloween III (Wallace, 1982): Regent Street Cinema, 11.30pm

plus: Christine - 16mm theatrical print; Tourist Trap - 35mm theatrical print, includes an additional five minutes not on the Bluray; Salem's Lot - 35mm theatrical print, trimmed for cinemas, with extra footage and Zombie Flesh Eaters (Zombie) - 35mm US theatrical print.


Here is the Regent Street Cinema introduction to the evening:
Join us as we celebrate All Hallows’ Eve, we’ll take a trip through the mysterious Silver Shamrock factory, encounter supernatural mannequins, ride in a deadly, classic car, journey to a tropical island, infested with zombies and battle the creatures of the night. Peppering the evening and keeping spirits high and strong against the forces of evil will be Radio 6 darlings, Those Unfortunates, knocking out some of the finest tunes from your favourite films, think Scream and Scream Again and Monsters Rule OK! Singing along is encouraged, and prizes will be awarded to the best dressed.


Time Out review of Halloween III:
The title is a bit of a cheat, since the indestructible psycho of the first two films plays no part here. With the possibilities of the character well and truly exhausted, Season of the Witch turns more profitably to a marvellously ingenious Nigel Kneale tale of a toymaker and his fiendish plan to restore Halloween to its witch cult origins (involving a TV commercial for toy masks that are in fact diabolical engines). Kneale had his name removed from the credits after tampering with his script had reduced O'Herlihy's toymaker - originally bathed in Celtic mists of myth and magic - to the conventional mad doctor. The end result is a bit of a mess but hugely enjoyable, and often (thanks to Dean Cundey's camerawork and John Carpenter's close supervision as producer) as striking visually as its predecessors.
Tom Milne

Here (and above) is the trailer for Halloween III. 

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