Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Capital Celluloid - Day 234: Wednesday August 24

Cigarette Burns Cinema's The Dead Will Rise Double-Bill
The Beyond (Fulci, 1981) & Dead & Buried (Sherman, 1981): Prince Charles Cinema, 8pm

This is part of the Scala Forever season, a programme of 111 films at 26 venues through to October 2 that will celebrate the wonderful Scala cinema at King's Cross which closed in 1993. Here is an article I wrote in the Guardian on the history of the cinema and the season and here are the details of all the movies and special events on offer, via the Scala Forever website.

This looks a great horror double-bill. Lucio Fulci is a renowned Italian film director and Gary Sherman is best known for the cult film Death Line.

Time Out review of Dead & Buried:

'Establishing shots of a bleak, colourless Atlantic seaboard fishing town, and the presence of Alien scriptwriter Dan O'Bannon on the credits, combine to make one expect a more adult-aimed variation on Carpenter's The Fog. Unfortunately a series of progressively grisly murders intervenes, suggesting a mere overtime-earner for the chaps at SFX; but after some irritating meanderings, the film picks up momentum and, via a splendidly staged confrontation in a Mabuse-style lab, progresses to a 'surprise' climax which, even if anticipated, must still rank a close second to the false ending of Carrie. Gruesome almost to a fault, but not quite, it emerges as an efficient shocker.' Giovanni Dadomo


Here is the trailer for The Beyond.

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