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Published September 27th 2017
Big Screams on Brisbane’s Big Screens
Strap in for Spooky Season
WARNING: Some horror movie related images appear in this post.
Heads up horror movie fans! There's a screamy line-up of cult classic cinema playing in venues in Brisbane and Ipswich from the 13th to the 31st of October. Films on show range from the 1920s silent movie Nosferatu to 1992's Bram Stoker's Dracula. You can treat yourself to a great-value season pass, or just pick up tickets to the event that takes your frightful fancy.
I've asked my boyfriend, a massive horror fan, to give us the world's shortest plot synopsis for each film on show. The Halloween Horror Movie Season begins on Friday the 13th of October with – you guessed it…
Friday the 13th Plot: People get murdered at a summer camp by a vengeful killer.
Bonus: The print is digitally remastered and playing on a huge screen. Young Kevin Bacon will look better than ever before! Organiser Kristian Fletcher says, "Arrive from 8.30pm for pre-movie horror-themed music, costumes and roaming entertainment in the foyer."
13th Oct Friday arrive 8:30pm movie at 9:30pm Friday The 13th - Late Night Screening at New Farm Cinemas, New Farm This is an 18 plus screening with licensed bar
Have a Bloody Good Time at Nosferatu
Next stop in the season is at the Lumen Room for spooky double feature from the 1920s…
Fall of the House of Usher Plot: Spooky house makes spooky twins ill, gothic horror ensues.
Plot: The silent, black and white granddaddy of all vampire films.
Bonus: there will be a live pianist playing a musical score to the silent movies. The Fall of the House of Usher print is the rare 1928 feature from France.
20th Oct Friday from 7:00pm
Roaring Twenties Cinema - Halloween Edition Fall of the House of Usher and Nosferatu
at Metro Arts, Brisbane City
All ages welcome.
The next event takes us forward in time from the 20s to the 1980s.
Plot: Mad scientist invents a way to re-animate dead bodies.
Slumber Party Massacre
Plot: Killer shows up to high school party with a power drill.
Bonus Fact: Slumber Party Massacre was originally intended as a parody but turned out to be so horrifying as to skip straight to actual horror territory.
25th Oct Wednesday at 6:30pm Re-animator and Slumber Party Massacre
at New Globe Theatre, Fortitude Valley
18 plus event with licensed bar.
Killer Line-Up of Movies
Not for the faint of heart, the next event is a horror movie marathon!
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Plot: Dracula tries to steal Jonathan Harker's girlfriend, forever.
Night of the Living Dead
Plot: Seminal zombie film sees survivors hold up in a farmhouse.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Plot: Teenagers run afoul of family of psychopaths, notably 'Leatherface'.
Bride of Re-animator
Plot: Twisted doctor makes a perfect woman from dead parts.
Bonus: it's a movie marathon; if that's not a bonus I don't know what is!
27th Oct Friday at 5:30pm
Halloween Horror Movie Marathon
at Lumen Room, Metro Arts, Brisbane City Bram Stoker's Dracula, Night of the Living Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Bride of Re-animator
Horror fans out Ipswich way don't miss out either, with a special slumber party movie and dance party event.
28th Oct Saturday at 6:30pm
Halloween Movie & Dance Party
with Texas Chainsaw Massacre
at Studio 188, Ipswich
Kristian says to, "Bring pillows, wear your PJs and get ready to be scared!"
After the film, Studio 188 will become a Halloween themed dance party packed with creepy music, scary video clips and a lot more surprises in store.
Dead Funny Horror Comedies
The final scare-fest in the season is an 80s comedy-horror event.
Plot: No-one believes a teenager who learns his neighbour is a vampire.
Plot: Five friends unwittingly awaken evil spirits in a secluded cabin.
Bonus: The double-feature is great value, at only $17.50 and you can choose to start early or start late. Evil Dead plays at 5pm, Fright Night at 6.30pm, then Evil Dead again at 8:15pm.
31st Oct Tuesday at 5:00pm Fright Night and Evil Dead - 80s Halloween Double Feature
at Lumen Room, Metro Arts, Brisbane City
18 plus event.
With so many great events you'd be bats not to grab a season pass. Tickets and season passes for all events can be purchased here.