ALEXANDER’S Jazz Theatre is hosting a special screening of some of scariest horror films ever shown this Halloween.
The theatre, in Rufus Court, is showing four classics of the horror genre on Thursday – Frankenstein (1910), Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) and Dracula (1931), followed by the original massacre movie – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974).
The evening will start at 8pm by showing the original 16-minute motion picture adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Entry is free and organisers are encouraging film goers to come in fancy dress.
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is a German silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene and is often considered to be one of the greatest horror movies of the silent era in film. Not only that but this movie is cited as having introduced the ‘twist’ ending into cinema.
Dracula is the quintessential horror character and Bela Lugosi set the standard for all future vampire portrayals. This 1931 vampire horror directed by Tod Browning is undoubtedly a classic work of cinematography and depicts Bram Stoker’s novel to a truly spooky and hair raising standard.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is a 1974 American slasher film, directed and produced by Tobe Hooper. The film follows a group of friends who fall victim to a family of cannibals while on their way to visit an old homestead. While it initially drew a mixed reception from critics, it was enormously profitable, grossing over $30 million at the box office. Considered to be one of the greatest and most controversial horror films which has greatly influenced the genre to date.