Reel Steel’s Horror Classics coming to Abbeydale Picture House
Bank Holiday Sunday August 29th will see a double-bill of classic horror at Sheffield’s Abbeydale Picture House, featuring Night of the Living Dead (1968) back-to-back with Demons (1985).
Night of the Living Dead from horror master George A. Romero is recognised as being the first modern zombie movie, the midnight hit that went on to become one of the most influential films of all time.
The film follows the tale of a group of strangers trapped in a farmhouse, who find themselves having to defend against a hoard of zombies. Shot on a tiny budget, Romero’s masterpiece managed to set the template for the zombie genre as we know it, establishing both key characteristics for the undead and proving that social commentary does have a place in the horror genre.
The second feature, Demons, follows another group of unsuspecting strangers in one of the best horror films of the 1980s. During a midnight screening of a mystery film, audience members find that the horror onscreen begins to mirror reality when a demonic curse turns members of the audience into undead monsters. Co-written and produced by Dario Argento (Suspiria), Demons offers over-the-top 80s excess and a kick ass soundtrack (including Billy Idol, the Scorpions, Go West and Motley Crue).
Hosted by screening event group ‘Reel Steel’, the return of these classic titles to the big screen will be treated with appropriate grandeur through its placement in the Grade II listed 1920s Picture Palace Cinema.
Bank Holiday Sunday August 29th
The event has an 18 certificate – entry will not be permitted to those below this age.