The midnight movie is back with Curzon's Midnight Movies
5th Jan 08
Yes, the midnight movie is back (if you live in London that is) as the brilliant Curzon cinema chain is bringing back the film fanatic phenomenon, starting off with Brian Yuzna's terrific 80s cult classic Society on Friday February 29th.
Once a month the cinema (that's Curzon Soho on Shaftesbury Avenue) will be screening the best in cult classics, trash beauties and art house jaw droppers alongside exclusive previews. Kicking off in the Curzon Bar from 9.30pm for live music, visuals and a party atmosphere, there will then be a cherry-picked low-budget short before the main feature which begins at 11.45pm.
Read on below for the full press release for the launch night on Feb 29th.
LAUNCH NIGHT ------ LEAP DAY ------ FRI FEB 29th
For our Opening Night, we are proud to launch ‘The Cult Film Reader’ (Open University Press), edited by Xavier Mendik, Director of the Cult Film Archive and Founder of Cine-Excess, who also doubles as our special guest host.
Festivities kick off at 9.30pm in the Curzon Bar so come early, grab a complimentary Vedett beer (available with every ticket purchased) and other goodies, and witness the sickness of…
****SOCIETY**** (Brian Yuzna, 1989) @ 11.45PM
Shelved in America for three years Society became a VHS legend and still stings today with its mix of gross out body horror and social satire. Bill Whitney seems to have it all: he’s popular, has a mansion in Beverly Hills and a cheerleader girlfriend. But when he obtains a cassette of what sounds like his family engaged in a murderous orgy, his life will never be the same again.
31st Mar 05 HGL has his characters simply play with human organs / intestines / eyes in sockets close-up needlessly and for longer than is necessary, if indeed it was necessary at all, which it isn't. Like close-up...