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The ABCs of Death for Halloween!

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This Halloween, we’re going back to school with the bizarre international horror treat, The ABCs of Death, screening at Splendid Cinema on 27 October.

The project was ambitious: 26 horror directors were chosen and each given a letter of the alphabet. Each director had to select a word which began with that letter and then make a short film based on that idea.

Some of these short films are clever, some stupid; some gross, others chilling; some hysterical and some offensive. With 26 different directors, the film is uneven, of course, but also guaranteed to give something to everyone.

Directors include Xavier Gens, Angela Bettis, Nobou Iguchi, Jorge Michal Grau, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Ti West, Adam Wingard & Ben Wheatley. If none of those names are familiar, The ABCs of Death includes work from the directors of Machine Girl, May, Amer, Tokyo Gore Police, Shutter, A Serbian Film, Evil Aliens, Sightseers and House of the Devil. In total, work from 14 different countries is included: Mexico, Japan, France, Chile Spain, Norway, Denmark, Thailand, Serbia, Indonesia, Canada, Australia as well as from the USA & UK.

Here’s the bonkers trailer!

 

The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sansome Street at 6.30pm with the box office open from 6pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.

For more information on any of the independent cinema’s screenings, please contact Mikel Koven at splendidcinema@live.co.uk, or follow the blog splendidcinema.wordpress.com, or on Twitter: @splendidcinema.

The ABCs of Death (14 countries, 2013, assorted directors) 123 min. 18.

27 October, 2013

Box office opens at 6pm, film begins at 6:30pm

Tickets £5 on the door, or in advance from

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH

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Sightseers (Ben Wheatley, 2012) on 29 September

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One of the most original new voices in British cinema, Ben (Kill List) Wheatley, returns with a dose of dark humour in his latest film Sightseers (2012), which will be screened at Splendid Cinema on the 29th of September.

Sightseers focuses on Chris (Steve Oram) and his new girlfriend Tina (Alice Lowe). Chris is an aspiring writer currently experiencing writer‘s block. Tina is a thirty something year old woman, still living with her mother, who cannot forgive Tina for accidentally killing her dog. The couples‘ shared sense of desperation and need for escape sends them out on ‘an erotic odyssey’ across Britain‘s Northern cultural hotspots.

Director Wheatley proudly projects pictorial, yet naturalistic vision of Northern England in all its beauty. And when this pastoral turns dark and violent, the film still maintains an emotional realisms that remains quintessentially British.

Critically acclaimed all over the wold, Sightseers was nominated for several awards at the British Independent Film Awards, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. Co-scripted and largely improvised by its lead actors, Steve Oram and Horrible Histories‘ Alice Lowe, the film won the award for the Best Screenplay.

Disturbingly sincere and thrillingly hilarious film about those who struggle to get it right, this is a film not to be missed!

Here’s the trailer!

The screening starts at Worcester Arts Workshop on Sansome Street at 6.30pm with the box office  open from 6pm. Tickets are £5 in advance or on the door with Café Bliss open for a pre-show treat.

 

For more information on any of the independent cinema’s screenings, please contact Mikel Koven at splendidcinema@live.co.uk, or follow the blog splendidcinema.wordpress.com

 

 

Sightseers (UK, 2012, Ben Wheatley) 90 min. 15 Cert.

29 September, 2013

Box office opens at 6pm, film begins at 6:30pm

Tickets £5 on the door, or in advance from

Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH

 

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