HORRORTHON RISES AGAIN!
Do you want to see something really scary? The 3rd all day Horrorthon, Dead And SudBuried Must Be Destroyed is back at the Quay Theatre in Sudbury on Saturday 27th October, just in time for Halloween! Seven classic horror movies on the big screen, back to back and accompanied by classic horror trailers with a fully licensed bar and food available all day long and into the night.
Dare you watch them all? Prove you’re big and brave enough to stay all day but don’t worry, we won’t hold it against you if you need to leave early! Make Halloween special this year by joining us for our third Horrorthon, three times the horror, three times the fun and now in the perfect place on the Halloween weekend. Fancy dress is optional but feel free to come along dressed for the occasion.
The Dead And SudBuried Horrorthon launched at Easter in 2016 with seven classic movies including The Exorcist and The Shining. The event was a huge success leading to a sequel in 2017 and now with the third Horrorthon in 2018, the event has moved to a more relevant date on the Halloween weekend with more classic movies and the opportunity for Halloween fancy dress! The terrifying day starts at midday and runs till late, screening the classic horror movies Carrie, The Hills Have Eyes, Suspiria, Re-Animator, The Brood, Hellraiser and Phantasm with horror trailers showing between movies for a quick break. The bar is open all day with food available to order during the interval.
“We’re really pleased with the way the Horrorthon is growing, we’ve gained a dedicated hardcore audience who have come to every event so far and the word is spreading further afield” says organiser Andy Piper, “This year’s movies include some real classics and some movies that rarely see the big screen so we’re hoping support we can keep building to one day becoming a weekend horror film festival”
12.00pm CARRIE (1976) In 1974, Stephen King published his first novel, the story of Carrie White, a troubled young girl, bullied by her peers and fanatical fundamentalist mother, who discovers she has telekinetic powers. In 1976, Carrie became the first of his works to be adapted for the big screen and remains one of the very best, marking Brian De Palma’s arrival as a major director.
1.45pm THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1977) Horror master Wes Craven achieved critical and commercial success with A Nightmare on Elm Street but this seminal effort remains his masterpiece. On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to break down in an area closed to the public and inhabited by monstrous cannibals. As gruelling today as it was upon release, it stands as one of the defining moments in American horror cinema.
3.25pm SUSPIRIA (1976) Italian horror auteur Dario Argento unleashed the ultimate cult film with this visionary symphony of violence. A newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amidst a series of grisly murders. Abandoning giallo in favour of a menacing brew of witchcraft and murder, Argento carved a Baroque nightmare, saturated with expressive colour and punctuated by shocking violence.
5.20pm RE-ANIMATOR (1985) One of the most celebrated, outrageous and original horror films of all time, Stuart Gordon’s darkly comic tale takes gore to new levels. Based on HP Lovecraft’s classic, a dedicated medical student becomes involved in bizarre experiments when a new student arrives on campus.
7.20pm THE BROOD (1979) A recently separated single father tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist’s therapy techniques on his institutionalised wife amidst a series of brutal murders in cult director David Cronenberg’s disturbing and graphic horror film.
9.10pm HELLRAISER (1987) Something evil lurks beneath the floorboards of a dilapidated house, something that wants human blood. Introducing the iconic Pinhead and his sadistic band of Cenobites, Clive Barker’s movie became an instant classic and remains one of the most frighteningly original visions in horror.
11.00pm PHANTASM (1979) A teenage boy, his older brother and local ice cream man discover their local mortuary hides a legion of hooded killer dwarfs, a flying drill-ball and the demonic mortician known as The Tall Man who enslaves the souls of the damned in the first of Don Coscarelli’s classic horror franchise.
If that’s not enough horror for you, thanks to our lovely friends at Arrow Video and 88 Films, we’ll also be screening classic trailers between the movies. So you can have a quick break with a beer and/or food between or stay in the theatre to keep the non-stop horror momentum going!
In addition, this year to give something extra, a few goodies will be available to all ticketholders before and after the Horrorthon from breakfast and sunday lunch, hotel discounts and even some horror reading material.
• Weavers Tap: Take any breakfast at the Weaver’s Tap on Saturday 27th October before Midday and get a smoothie completely free of charge.
• The Black Boy Bar and Hotel Sudbury.: Coming from outside Sudbury? Make it extra special with a 20% Horrorthon discount on a hotel room booking at the Black Boy on the night of Saturday 27th October.
• The Gainsborough: Make the weekend special with 20% off Sunday Lunch at The Gainsborough on Sunday 28th October.
• Scream Horror Magazine: A free copy of the latest issue of Scream Magazine – the world’s No.1 horror magazine.
…With more to come.
Dead And SudBuried Must Be Destroyed: Horrorthon III takes place on Saturday 27th October 2018 at the Quay Theatre, Quay Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk from midday until the early hours of Sunday morning. Tickets are £20 and available at www.quaysudbury.com. Over 18’s only and final admission 11pm.
$10 Chimp is the combination of promoters Edd Keogh and Andy Piper who aim to bring quality entertainment to the jungles of Sudbury, Suffolk. The duo aim to create and promote big events in their home town highlighting the best in music, movies, comedy and sports.
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