Win a pair of passes to Firecracker's Nite Movies season
24th Aug 05
As the pubs close and the world goes to sleep (or to bad nightclubs), Firecracker have announced a special selection of Nite Movies at Notting Hill's Gate cinema during their upcoming Showcase festival featuring the ultimate selection of out-there East Asian night movies.
From chilly J-horror spook-out, to SARS-infected zombie mayhem in Bangkok, psychos on the motorway in Korea, and cult superhero lunacy from the Philippines, you wouldn’t want to miss Nite at the Gate – and because we’ve teamed up with the lovely organisers of Firecracker, we have a pair of Nite Movies passes (normal value £20 each!) to give away. And if you get there by 11pm, you can take advantage of the bar – and even take your drinks in with you.
Simply answer the question and enter your name and email at the foot of the page and press submit. The competition will close on August 31st, and you must be able to provide transport to the London screenings yourself. We will notify the winner on September 1st.
Premonition *UK Premiere*
(Norio Tsuruta, Japan 2004)
The future’s pretty scary, especially if it’s bad and you know it’s going to happen. J-horror specializes in the creepiness of nasty predictions, so when a professor sees a scrap of newspaper from the near future with an unpleasant story related to his family we know we’re in for a chilling time…
Fri Sept 9, 11:15pm
Sars War *UK Premiere*
(Taweewat Wantha, Thailand 2004)
A mutant strain of the SARS virus infects an apartment block in Bangkok, turning people into flesh-eating zombies. Yes, it’s your first Thai zombie movie experience, and frankly one of the most ludicrous – and ludicrously enjoyable – films ever made. Did we mention there’s also a Star Wars pastiche in there somewhere?
Sat Sept 10, 11:15pm
Also showing Thu Sept 15, 9:00pm Genesis Whitechapel
Say Yes *UK Premiere*
(Kim Seong-hong, South Korea 2001)
The Hitcher meets The Vanishing in a vicious and atmospheric psycho-thriller that keeps the tension at fever pitch until a truly astonishing denouement. A UK first for one of the most gripping Korean thrillers of recent years.
Fri Sept 16, 11:15pm
Gagamboy *UK Premiere*
(Erik Matti, The Philippines 2003)
The movie Spiderman should have been. How come Marvel Comics never came up with Cockroachman? Someone in the Philippines realized what the world of superheroes had been missing. Here, for the rest of us, is the – quite ridiculous – answer.
Sat Sept 17, 11:15pm
Also showing Tues Sept 13, 9:00pm Genesis Whitechapel
Venue Information: The Gate
87 Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3JZ
(nearest tube: Notting Hill)
Tickets: £7.00 each; £20.00 for “Firecracker Nite Movies” pass
Tickets must be purchased direct from the Gate, either in person at the box office, over the phone (0870 755 0063) or at www.picturehouses.co.uk
For more details on the full Firecracker showcase, click here.
Sars Wars is the first Thai film to feature which horror monsters?
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