Wednesday, 15 June 2011
The Tingler takes centre stage at Birmingham's Shock & Gore Festival in July
The Electric Cinema in Birmingham (the UK's oldest working cinema) is renowned for holding its monthly cult film nights. Now its hosting its very first Shock & Gore fantastic film festival (Friday 1 July to Sunday 3 July) featuring classic horror, cult favourites, brand new chillers and blood-drenched schlock.
For Vincent Price fans based in the Midlands and beyond who want a Vincentennial fix, Shock & Gore will be screening William Castle's 1959 shocker, The Tingler, in a brand new digital print.But this will be no ordinary screening, as audience members will be treated to a totally interactive experience that will bring The Tingler to dramatic life in the cinema screen itself! Welcome back, Percepto!
And if you really want to scream your lungs out, then there's also a chance to catch Price in one of his best-ever horror roles, as the real life 17th-century rogue Matthew Hopkins in Witchfinder General, one of the finest British horrors ever made. Not to be missed.
The Tingler screams again on Sunday (3 July) at 6pm; while Witchfinder General is showing on Saturday (2 July) at 3.30pm and Sunday (3 July) at 1.30pm. Prices (£6.80, £4.70 concs, £12 sofa).
Visit The Electric Cinema website for the full Shock & Gore programme.