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Halloween Film Events at QUAD

03 October 2016
Nosferatu, the classic silent film from 1922, will be screening with live musical score in a one off event. One of the classics of silent cinema, genre cinema and, indeed, cinema full stop, Nosferatu is FW Murnau’s legendary vampire tale. 

This film marked the first appearance on screen of Bram Stoker’s Dracula and remains arguably the eeriest and most magical of the many film versions of this famous supernatural tale. Murnau’s use of real locations instead of stylized studio sets to create atmosphere, his deployment of special effects such as negative exposure and fast-speed motion to suggest a ghostly ride, and his casting of Max Schreck as the gaunt, spectral figure of Dracula make this one of the director’s most formally innovative works. The magnetic performance by Max Schreck elevates the tale above the familiarity of the story and keeps the film relevant nearly 100 years after its first showing. Nosferatu screens as part of QUAD’s Break the Silence: Silent Cinema season. 

The film will be accompanied by a beguiling score underpinned by cabaret sounds, American Minimalism and nods to the work of Kurt Weil, will accompany the film performed by the three piece HarmonieBand. Nosferatu with live musical accompaniment (PG) takes place in QUAD on Tuesday 25th October at 7:30pm, tickets are: £15 or £13 concessions.
 
Back for an eighth year, QUAD’s all-night horror movie marathon, Dead & Breakfast includes five feature length films Alien, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, Eyes Without A Face, The Devil’s Candy and The Lost Boys. Dead & Breakfast takes place on Saturday 29th October, 8:30pm until dawn. Tickets are £25 or £17.50 concessions, and includes all films and breakfast. 

Korean zombie film Train To Busan has become the most successful film in South Korean cinema history with over 10 million admissions since its release there in July. Divorcee Seok Woo lives in Seoul with his daughter Soo-an. On her birthday Soo-an asks to visit her mother in the town of Busan, over 300km away. Seok Woo takes her on the super-fast train with the intention of returning immediately upon dropping her off. But when a sick passenger attacks the train’s staff it becomes clear that a zombie outbreak is underway and the train’s passengers are forced to fight for their lives! Train To Busan (15, with English subtitles) screens in QUAD from Friday 28th October to Thursday 3rd November. Tickets are £8.20 or £7.00 concessions.