It's a curious aspect of human behaviour that we love being scared - even though we hate being scared. What? You know what I mean, sure that's why horror films were invented. Luckily for us, the Light House Cinema in Smithfield is becoming the Fright House Cinema once again especially for the Halloween season and has prepared for us a host of devilish delights that will scare the socks off us and get us firmly in a delightfully spooked mood.
The Light House, sorry Fright House takes Halloween extremely seriously and has extended the generous invitation (some might say too generous...) to celebrate the eeriest time of year. Great films and
poisonous tasty cocktails are in store and fancy dress is vigorously encouraged, although who the hell needs encouragement? On with your white leotard and foam finger and get thee to the flicks!
So what's on? Read on to find out.
Monday, October 28th - 8pm: Cinema Book Club: Stephen King's Misery
The Cinema Book Club are keeping with up with their tradition of celebrating the work of spooksmaster Stephen King during the witching month, this time with his brilliant and sinister Misery. Kathy Bates features in an Oscar-winning performance as Annie Wilkes, novelist Paul Sheldon's (James Caan) biggest fan - and the last person you ever want to rescue you from a near-fatal car accident.
The screening is at 8pm on 35mm and will be followed by a discussion in the bar about the novel and William Goldman's harrowing filmic adaptation.
Thursday, October 31st - from 6.30pm: Frankenhouse
Frankie goes to Hollywood at the Fright House Cinema on All Hallow's Eve!
The encore presentation of the acclaimed National Theatre Live production of Frankenstein directed by Danny Boyle and starring Jonny Lee Miller as Dr. Victor Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch as The Creature will be screened for your malevolent enjoyment or alternatively catch Gene Wilder and Peter Boyle as they 'put on the Ritz' in the classic Mel Brooks comedy Young Frankenstein, a hilarious and clever comic paean to the classic Universal monster movies. Halloween wouldn't be Halloween without it!
Young Frankenstein will be followed by a back-to-back screening of a brand new digital presentation of James Whale's Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein both starring the inimitable (but oft-imitated) King of Horror himself Boris Karloff. The perfect way to cap off the witching night.
Friday, November 1st - from 10.15pm: Grindhouse Presents: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre/Tourist Trap Double Bill
Grindhouse Dublin, in association with Light House Cinema, are proud to present a double bill of Tobe Hooper’s original 1974 classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and the rarely screened cult favourite Tourist Trap.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre still remains one of the most controversial and influential shockers of all time. This is a rare opportunity to see the frenzied film on the big screen, a film which noted critic Rex Reed called “the most horrifying motion picture I have ever seen!” Tourist Trap is an eerie gem, which features an off-kilter atmosphere and a dose of macabre humour, making it the perfect companion piece to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.
Tickets and information for all events: www.lighthousecinema.ie / 01 872 8006
SPECIAL OFFER: See James Whales' Frankenstein (1931) at 20:30 followed by Bride of Frankenstein (1935) at 21:50 on Halloween night for only €12.50 when booked at box office.