City of the Dead (Moxey, 1960): Duke of Wellington, 119 Balls Pond Road, N1 4BL 7pm
This is screening as part of the Scala Beyond, a six-week season
celebrating all forms of cinema exhibition across the UK, from film
clubs to film festivals, picture palaces to pop-up venues. You can find
more details here at the website.
Here is the Howling at the Moon film club's Facebook page with more details.
Also known by its alternate title City of the Dead, this 1960
horror thriller makes the most of its low-budget, studio-bound
limitations to offer an abundance of eerie atmosphere frequently
compared to the chilling horror stories of H.P. Lovecraft. Christopher
Lee stars as the seemingly benevolent Professor Driscoll, who sends his
eager student Nan (Venetia Stevenson) to the town of Whitewood,
Massachussetts to research local legends of witchcraft. As it turns out,
the entire town is overrun by monklike zombies who perform gruesome
nocturnal rituals in the local graveyards. Nan's bereaved boyfriend
struggles to eliminate this monstrous brood--at the cost of his life!
Heavy on mood and light on plot, this is vintage horror for die-hard
fans--perfect as a Halloween perennial.
Here is the trailer.